Statement on Guyana elections issued by CARICOM Chairman

CARICOM Observer Mission in Guyana

The Caribbean Community calls on the electoral officials in Guyana and the representative political parties to work together to achieve a peaceful and lawful completion of the electoral process in Guyana by ensuring the tabulation of the results in all Regions using the Statement of Polls in a transparent manner in the presence of the representatives of the political parties and the electoral observers.

Indeed, CARICOM issued a statement on Thursday night and one was also issued yesterday from the  Chief of the independent CARICOM Electoral Observation team.  Both statements called on GECOM to complete the electoral process.

We are very clear, every vote must be made to count, and transparently so.

We have noted that all sides have been making serious allegations against each other.

It is critical that good sense prevails. The Preservation of law and order is paramount and All parties must work hard to ensure that there is peace on the roads and in the communities across Guyana. There has already been one death reported overnight. That is one death too many.

In simple language, we ask the parties to recognise that the primary consideration must not only be who will be President but, more so, who will be alive come next week or next month, for there cannot be a tolerance for any further loss of life.

I have spoken to both the President and the Leader of the Opposition and indicated that CARICOM stands ready to be able to be there to facilitate further dialogue and any actions that are necessary.

We have done this on many occasions in the past, including in Guyana, when elections have been highly contentious and when social order and the rule of law has been threatened across the region.

We are family and this is what happens when there are disputes in families.
We will work together to create the space for dialogue and resolution once there is an acceptance on the part of all parties that there is a higher interest beyond simply the result in this election.

Listen to Audio: CARICOM Chairman – Re Guyana Elections   

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5 Comments

  1. Truthman
    March 10, 2020

    RSS cannot go Guyana and try the **** they did in Dominica. Half of them would go back dead or even all.

    Admin: Actually, Guyana is not part of the Regional Security System and therefore, the RSS has no jurisdiction in that country

  2. dissident
    March 9, 2020

    Hungry hyenas are treading carefully with Guyana.
    Some of dem licking their lips over de prospect of oil investments in Guyana.
    In Dominica our latest millionaires are passport agents and sellers.
    we know some of dem cannot be a millionaire on de government salary they getting.
    some investing in passports some investing in parrots and de latest new deal will be OIL…BLACK GOLD,
    Citizens of Guyana choose your leaders wisely and watch out for hungry claiming to love Guyana more than you.

    protect and defend a righteous and fair electoral commission
    Don’t allow CARICOM leaders to determine your destiny and rule of governance.
    in Dominica we were dealy a nasty blow during our last general election i in December…….all of CARICOM knows about de RSS in Dominica during ouction when they ambushed de salisbury villagers with tear gas while they were in their bed.
    we know that could never happen in Guyana.
    we standing in solidarity for a righteous outcome!

  3. dissident
    March 8, 2020

    What a bunch of hypocrites!!!!

    De Salisbury village was ambushed by RSS soldiers on the day before our general election and what did CARICOM say to defend our constitution?

    I know some greedy despotic Caribbean leaders and politicians were already licking their lips at de prospect of oil investment in Guyana.
    That is de sole reason why they so interested in an outcome that will favor them…..but they know it would be suicidal to send RSS there!

    Wicked hypocrites!
    All you send soldiers to massacre de village of Salisbury under orders from Skerrit.
    All you fighting for fair and transparent voting in Guyana?

    I hope de Guyanese population watch all you hard and close because after what happened last December election in Dominica…. you all are a bunch of wicked, heartless hypocrites who deserve no honor nor recognition.

    Watch out for Dem wicked hypocrites Guyana brethren and sistren…Dem man only love power not people nor constitution.

  4. Batibou River
    March 8, 2020

    Ah, here you all get in involved. What about Dominica. All you know as well as I do that we have had issues here for 15 years plus. Why can’t the people of Dominica have fair elections? We not good enough? Or ones our ruler pay better???

  5. It's my damn business
    March 7, 2020

    So CARICOM is concerned about the election in Guyana, I guess because of their boy Granger and when it was our turn in Dominica they sent their army to shoot us down like birds, just to protect their boy Skerrit? Dominica alone these foolishness can happen

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