Statement by CARICOM Chairman on CCJ Guyana elections ruling

CARICOM Chairman, PM Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) welcomes the progress towards the finalisation of the electoral process in Guyana following the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday 8 July. The Community calls on all stakeholders to respect the ruling of the CCJ, Guyana’s final court of appeal.

Indeed, the CCJ in the summary judgement aptly stated: “It has been four months since the elections were held and the country has been without a Parliament for well over a year. No one in Guyana would regard this to be a satisfactory state of affairs. We express the fervent hope that there would quickly be a peaceable restoration of normalcy.”

Accordingly, the Court’s ruling should lead to a declaration by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of the results of the General and Regional Elections held on 2 March 2020, without further delay.

CARICOM commends the continuing patience and calm of the people of Guyana and calls on all stakeholders to respect the rule of law.

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  1. Pipo
    July 12, 2020

    To be honest Ralph Gonsalves is not my favourite cup of tea but I do support him on this one. I am scared however. What happens if David Granger ignores this verdict and refuses to vacate the President chair? Will the Caricom members intervene like they did in the last elections in Dominica last Dec. If not I can see the prospect of prolonged civil strife in Guiana, which may also drag in neighbouring Suriname and possible rumblings in Trinidad.

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    July 12, 2020

    Ralph you should be damned ashamed to even talk considering you are a bloody corrupted crook!

    You made a fool out of Roosevelt caused him to cripple our country, you laugh at him like the joke of the century he is.

    Don’t build an International Airport in Dominica, you told the shallow minded; refurbish Melville Airport terminal building, install landing lights as St. Vincent had at the time to be equal in backwardness; because of your jealousy of our country.

    You gave Roosevelt that stupid advise which he followed; meanwhile you were working on architectural drawings to build Argyle International for your people.

    When it was completed, you commented  Dominica is the only former English Independent  colonial island in the Caribbean without an International Airport; and you hope that prime minister Skerrit will find the time to come to celebrate the inaugural of Argyle with you.

    You spit in his face; but, the clown he is have no idea you hate him!

    You grin like the…

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