CARICOM high-level team arrives in Guyana to supervise re-counting of ballots

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

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – CARICOM chairman, prime minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, on Saturday announced that Guyana’s president 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 Bharrat Jagdeo.

“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 independent high-level team is chaired by the former attorney-general and minister of foreign affairs of Dominica Francine Baron, and comprise former minister of finance of Grenada Anthony Boatswain; senior lecturer in the department of the government of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cynthia Barrow-Giles; chief electoral officer of Barbados Angela Taylor; and chief elections officer of Trinidad and Tobago Fern Narcis-Scope.


  1. Its probably too late for a fair recount they have had lots of time to fenagle with the ballot boxes, put a few in or take a few out, change who people voted for etc.


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