Pompeo welcomes Court of Appeal decision on recount

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today welcomed Sunday’s Court of Appeal decision clearing the way for a recount of votes from the March 2nd elections  and said that the US is prepared to work with GECOM to ensure a fair process.

 

His remarks today at a State Department briefing were another sign that Washington continues to be engaged in ensuring a fair election result here.

Pompeo said:

”I’d also like to commend Guyana’s High Court for clearing the way for a nationwide recount of that country’s recent national elections as well.  We look forward to working with their elections commission and the international observer community to ensure that that process is free and fair, transparent, and credible”.

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US ready to work with GECOM, international observers on recount- Pompeo

 

United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has welcomed the decision by Guyana’s court system that effectively paves the way for a national recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections and pledged to work with the Guyana Elections Commission and foreign observers to get the task done.

“We’d also like to commend Guyana’s High Court for clearing the way for a nationwide recount of that country’s recent national elections as well. We look forward to working with the Elections Commission and the international observer community to ensure that that process is free, fair, transparent and credible,” he said.

That segment of Pompeo’s press conference was tweeted by the United States (US) embassy in Guyana.

GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that the Guyana government would  have to invite foreign teams, but she said the commission was yet to endorse a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team coming to Guyana for the recount.  “The Commission did contemplate a role for CARICOM as a key observer and that will be discussed further after recount plan is received from the CEO (Chief Elections Officer),” she said.

Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander has said the commission decided that a CARICOM  mission could come to validate the recount of the ballots cast on March 2, 2020. The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley has said his government would be willing to support of the high-level team which includes the Chief Elections Officers of Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, to scrutinise the recount.

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Sunday ruled that GECOM could not assign the management and supervision of general elections to anyone and that anyone was free to seek a judicial review from the High Court to ascertain whether the seven-member commission was violating the law.

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore, according to President of the Court of Appeal, Dawn Gregory, secured a partial victory but due to the national importance and urgency of the case she declined to send it back to the High Court for the review to be conducted.

Why would the US allow a dictatorship to thrive in Guyana when they are busy trying to dismantle one in neighboring Venezuela?  I find it difficult to believe that Exxon and the US are interested in oil and that's reason for them to support an undemocratic regime.  Guyana will do better under a democratic government and so would Exxon.

Billy Ram Balgobin posted:

Why would the US allow a dictatorship to thrive in Guyana when they are busy trying to dismantle one in neighboring Venezuela?  I find it difficult to believe that Exxon and the US are interested in oil and that's reason for them to support an undemocratic regime.  Guyana will do better under a democratic government and so would Exxon.

Who helped install Dictator Burnham?

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

Totaram posted:

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

First and foremost Guyana doesn't have a democratic government. Moreso one that respect the rule of any law. Volda and company have no respect for themselves so Uncle Sam or Aunty Merkel or anyone else would have no respect for them.

And if you think Russia and China would come to the aid of the PNC then you better think again.  Exxon cannot tell Uncle Sam what it wants. The CEO of Exxon was in Trump office a few days ago begging for a bailout. If that bailout doesn't come to fruition then they will be delaying oil production in Guyana for a year.

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Totaram posted:

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

You were not around 1962 and 1964. You should have asked John Kennedy, George Meany, and Harold Wilson this stupid question.

Totaram posted:

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

Totaram you need someone to grab your rass and put some serious buss ass on you.  What are you doing in an ABC country.  You should be in sunny Cuba eating wild bora and wild cabbage.

Prashad posted:
Totaram posted:

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

Totaram you need someone to grab your rass and put some serious buss ass on you.  What are you doing in an ABC country.  You should be in sunny Cuba eating wild bora and wild cabbage.

@PrashadGo fly a kite!  Are you such a slave to American imperialism that you believe that because I express an opinion contrary to yours that worships the imperialists that I should go live in Cuba.  Yours is such an offensive view that I have to censor my words in responding to you.  I don't know where you live but I have seen people describe you as being a potato peeler in the American army.  If you want to "put some serious buss ass" on me come  and try it and you would not be able to even peel potatoes after.  

Totaram posted:
Prashad posted:
Totaram posted:

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

Totaram you need someone to grab your rass and put some serious buss ass on you.  What are you doing in an ABC country.  You should be in sunny Cuba eating wild bora and wild cabbage.

@PrashadGo fly a kite!  Are you such a slave to American imperialism that you believe that because I express an opinion contrary to yours that worships the imperialists that I should go live in Cuba.  Yours is such an offensive view that I have to censor my words in responding to you.  I don't know where you live but I have seen people describe you as being a potato peeler in the American army.  If you want to "put some serious buss ass" on me come  and try it and you would not be able to even peel potatoes after.  

Toats old boy sorry to inject myself here but contrary to u may have read, prash is not the potato peeler in the US Army. That title goes to the other fella.

cain posted:

You wait till the man come in here, hmmm...the nerve, callin him a part time short order cook, shame on you, he doin it full time in a french fry truck yeh.

What is he going to do? Threaten me with his dull potato peeler? I got 2 sharpen cutlasses, put 2 broadside on his backside.

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skeldon_man posted:
cain posted:

You wait till the man come in here, hmmm...the nerve, callin him a part time short order cook, shame on you, he doin it full time in a french fry truck yeh.

What is he going to do? Threaten me with his dull potato peeler? I got 2 sharpen cutlasses, put 2 broadside on his backside.

Cain, is dem same cutlass he Dad straighten him wid.  Been sharpening dem fa years, but no one cross he path til now.  So be careful Bro, me na want to miss me Greek lunch in TO.

Ramakant-P posted:

They aught to have new elections because the ballots have been tampered with.

Well this is a new twist.  Now the claim is that the ballots have been tampered with.  Really?  How about the masquerade parties following the boxes from Turkeyen to Kingston back and forth and mookman Max interviewing a bunch of people calling themselves guardians of democracy?  With such heroes guarding the boxes still the ballots were tampered with?  Maybe there is another explanation.  Maybe the hijacked PPP is now afraid of what will be revealed by the recount.  What you say Rama?

Totaram posted:
Prashad posted:
Totaram posted:

How is Guyana or Venezuela any of America's business?  Guyana has a democratic government that respects the rule of law and the Venezuelan election the Americans deemed fraudulent was actually praised by many as being free and fair.  Among the latter was the Canadian Labour Congress.  This madness about American hegemony is nauseating.  Some transplanted Guyanese living in the US now believe they are powerful because Uncle Sam is theirs and they could influence Uncle Sam to impose sanctions and do all kinds of high handed things to small countries.  There are a few things to be cautious about on this front.  First, the USA is not the only power in the world.  Maduro has survived because of support from China, Russia and Iran.  Moreover, those Guyanese Americans who are campaigning for possible sanctions should know that when push comes to shove they would have no influence over their Uncle Sam.  Why? Uncle Sam is directed by big business .  Exxon will tell Uncle Sam what it wants .  Finally,  do the Guyanese Americans remember the cold war and what happened to Guyana in that period.  One of the most principled politicians the world has ever seen, Cheddi Jagan, was kept out of office by the same Uncle Sam some Guyanese now seem to worship.  The long and short of this matter is that in the final analysis Uncle Sam acts on behalf of big business and ,importantly, Uncle Sam is not as powerful as some would like to think.

Totaram you need someone to grab your rass and put some serious buss ass on you.  What are you doing in an ABC country.  You should be in sunny Cuba eating wild bora and wild cabbage.

@PrashadGo fly a kite!  Are you such a slave to American imperialism that you believe that because I express an opinion contrary to yours that worships the imperialists that I should go live in Cuba.  Yours is such an offensive view that I have to censor my words in responding to you.  I don't know where you live but I have seen people describe you as being a potato peeler in the American army.  If you want to "put some serious buss ass" on me come  and try it and you would not be able to even peel potatoes after.  

Typical communist bull shit. Tell the poor man that you are looking out for him while you eat caviar and salt biscuits. If the poor man complain then you arrest him and put a 7.62x25 mm Tokarev bullet to the back of his head.  So Prashad knows how to sweep and clean bottom house.  There is dignity in labor.  But you elite communist hypocrites don't like to get your fingers dirty like your God F. Castro who use to put oil of olay on his hands.

 An independent sovereign country for the East Indian people of Guyana, Douglas who love their Guyanese East Indian Heritage and Allies of the East Indian people of Guyana. To protect our Human rights to survive as human beings.

 

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