Mahase Sudama, 90, voted at the Avocat Vedic School, Avocat.

The Elections and Boundaries Commission has announced that it has received official notification, of requests for general recounts in five electoral districts and a limited recount on one electoral district.

The five electoral districts, in which general recounts have been requested are:

 Marabella West;

 Cocoyea/Toruba;

 Valencia West;

 Mayaro/Guayaguayare; and

 Auzonville/Tunapuna

In the electoral district of La Romaine, the recount, will be limited to five of the thirteen polling stations. These recounts began at 3p.m. at the offices of the respective Returning Officers.

Election Rule 101(1) provides for candidates or their election agents, to request a final count from the Returning Officer in the electoral district in which the candidate contested the election.

The request must be made at the Office of the respective Returning Officer no later than 12 noon on the day, following the close of the polls.


THE Opposition United National Congress (UNC) is calling for the removal of National Security Minister Stuart Young, calling him “a danger to democracy” over his claims of a conspiracy afoot to destabilise the country through crime.

“MY brothers were not any drug pushers, drug dealers or any of the bad things they are trying to paint them as. They (referring to National Security Minister Stuart Young) talking crap.