Dominica’s Francine Baron leads CARICOM high level team in Guyana to supervise elections recount

The Independent High-Level Mission (from left): Ms Angela Taylor, Chief Electoral Officer, Barbados; Mr Anthony Boatswain, former Finance Minister, Grenada; Ms Francine Baron, Chair of the Team and former Attorney General and Foreign Minister, Dominica; Ms Fern Nacis-Scope, Chief Elections Officer, Trinidad and Tobago; Ms Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, UWI.

Dominica’s former Attorney-General and Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, is leading A CARICOM High-Level Team now in Guyana to supervise the re-counting of ballots from the country’s March 2, 2020 Elections.

CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, on Saturday announced that Guyana’s President Mr David Granger made a request for the Caribbean Community to field an Independent High-Level Team to supervise the recounting of the ballots in all Regions and that this was agreed to by Opposition Leader Mr Bharrat Jagdeo.

The deal could potentially defuse a national crisis over the polling, which has deepened the political and racial divide in Guyana, a flare-up of unrest and seen Guyana threatened with isolation by the US, UK, EU and Canada.

The focus of the dispute has revolved around the failure of properly count the votes in Region Four to the dismay of opposition parties and local and international observers.  However, while it was initially announced that the recount was for Region Four, CARICOM has since clarified that Granger and Jagdeo agreed to a full recount.

“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,” the CARICOM Chairman said.

The other members of the CARICOM High-Level Team 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.

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  1. pureblackmagic
    March 18, 2020

    Knowing your Dad and what he stood for I respected you, for such a panel including you Mrs Baron, going into Guyana to recount votes have a heart. it would have been a virtue doing such a thing for the DOMINICA PEOPLE, seeing the position you held, knowing how corruption is rampant in the government of Dominica, which you resigned from. Please if there’s any honor left in you do the right thing , while you are meeting with these people , inform them of the injustice that’s being done to the Dominica people and ask for election reform in Dominica.

  2. Bwa-Banday
    March 17, 2020

    Why Francine? Why not Mrs. Gravitate? Well I guess El Supremo has options when it comes to who should represent him :mrgreen: I want to be like him in my next life.

  3. Bob Denis
    March 17, 2020

    As Women of Colour continue to rise, Dominica is being led by a Beautiful Astute Francine , Her diliberations on issues affecting our people is second to none, some of sees her as a future Prime Minister in waiting, truly one young Girls and Boys can look up to. Ms Baron have been Da’ external minister for a while, and she has learnt very well on the Ills of Global politics. The Issue in Guyana, is one of RACE, with the former Indentures of India, looking to or wanting to have the Africans as modern day SUDRAS, as in Trinidad, the issues are the same, only the quotas are different. Africans in the Caribbean, will no doubt have to relocate to the South in order to alter or balance the Ethnic ratio. Should we ever forget the quote “that Trinidad is no longer the ATM machine” and from whose mouth it flowed from? we have been saddled in this calalloo, with People who sees no one else but themselves and their ancient religion, and that of itself speaks DIVISION, and Guyana is.

  4. dissident
    March 16, 2020

    Some people pretending that they love their neighbors more than themselves 😂

    One thing….. Guyana have oil to invest in.
    By de way Dominica in high debt…..we can’t afford to invest in oil……I remember when we were pardoned for de US $100 million Petro caribe money we owed.
    Where de money gone again…..

    Some hungry hyenas licking their lips!!!

    • Dora george
      March 17, 2020

      No Dominican should be involved in Guyana the same thing happened here and reginald government and observers accepted Dominican election results shame it

  5. gressis
    March 16, 2020

    Wow….that 18…3 has taken a toll on our former Minister of Foreign affairs.

  6. ME
    March 16, 2020

    look nonsense wi :!: look crap :!:

  7. 72nationsshallallbowuntoHIM
    March 16, 2020

    Why are we interfering in their elections? Why were these people not as concerned about our elections? IS it only because Guyana has oil? As black people we does really like to act like twets these days. Why are we and other islands involving ourselves in the elections of Guyana? Will this be the norm as we go forward to interfere in every other islands elections? WTA is this?

    March 16, 2020

    That must be a joke….. Guyanese people should run those criminals

  9. Bwa-Banday
    March 15, 2020

    Francine Baron? Leader of High level delegation on recount? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:

    • Amarossa
      March 18, 2020

      I know right! It’s like theater on Broadway. smh.

  10. Gouvelma
    March 15, 2020

    Sending cats to watch butter or rats to watch cheese. Francine Baron is a former minister under the most corrupt regime in the world. She is a clone of Skerrit and corruption. She is the same one who addressed the OAS and defended blatant attempts and subsequent theft of the elections in Dominica. So it seems to me that it is a higher lever of thieves being sent to watch. Call another name please and leave out the head thief, Francine Baron.

  11. Batibou River
    March 15, 2020

    Couldn’t they find anything better?? She is a devoted Skerrit disciple and as such can’t be trusted at all.

    • Pipo
      March 17, 2020

      She is the one that signed our agreement with Mr. Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia and they have an interest in that oil business, watch this space. I mean, we cannot get a hearing of the election appeal in our own country but Francine going to sort it out in Guiana??

  12. DA
    March 15, 2020

    Are you serious Francine?????

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