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CARICOM team in Guyana to oversee Elections recount

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CARICOM team in Guyana to oversee Elections recount

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A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) High Level Team is in Guyana to supervise the recounting of ballots from the March 2, 2020 Elections.

Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados and CARICOM chairman, said on Saturday that Guyana’s President David Granger asked for CARICOM to field an independent high-level team to supervise the recounting of the ballots in all regions. This was agreed to by Leader of the Opposition Mr Bharrat Jagdeo, she said.

“I’ve spoken directly to both the President and Leader of the Opposition and they have both committed to abide by the results of a fair and transparent recount of each and every ballot, as supervised by the CARICOM team,” Mottley said.

The Independent High level team is chaired by the former Attorney-General and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Dominica Ms Francine Baron. Other members are former Minister of Finance of Grenada Mr Anthony Boatswain, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government of UWI Ms Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Chief Electoral Officer of Barbados Ms Angela Taylor, and Chief Elections Officer of Trinidad and Tobago Ms Fern Narcis-Scope.