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Daily Archives: March 18, 2020

Police cordon off embassies in Guyana

Police on Wednesday cordoned off the American, British and Canadian embassies in Georgetown. Well-placed sources say the law enforcement agency was responding to threats against the diplomatic missions including calls for the envoys to leave Guyana. In recent days, the American, British, Canadian and European Union envoys as well as other foreign observers have been heavily criticised for their comments ...

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Roman Catholic, Anglican churches cancel all Masses over Covid-19 fears

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Georgetown and the Anglican Diocese of Guyana announce that all Masses are cancelled to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). “With this in mind all Masses will be cancelled in the Diocese effective Sunday 22nd March 2020 until further notice,” Roman Catholic Bishop, Francis Alleyne said in a statement. Instead, he urged the ...

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OPINION: CARICOM can still supervise a national recount of Guyana’s votes -Sir Shridath

In the darkness of disagreement, CARICOM’s helpful intervention in trying to resolve the general elections process at the request of both President Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, was a ray of light. All Guyana should have welcomed it, as most Guyanese did. It is a wholly legitimate role of community that must not be smothered under any pretext whatever. ...

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President issues wide-ranging anti-coronavirus orders to destroy property, curtail movement of people, spend emergency funds

President David Granger has issued sweeping powers that may include the destruction of personal property, compulsory hospitalisation, and the spending of monies from the Consolidated Fund to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). He said his directive remains in force until he withdraws it. Citing provisions in the Guyana Constitution to guarantee free public health care and the deprivation of people’s ...

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OPINION: Mr President, please call off the Dogs of War

by Major General (Ret’d) Joseph Singh I respectfully pen this open letter to you via the media in the hope that you will realise the national importance I have attached to taking this step. I am placing my neck on the line that you are being manipulated by persons who do not have the best interests of our beloved Guyana ...

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OPINION: Appeal to president: do not charge ahead to catastrophe

By GHK Lall With each new development and every passing hour, it seems that we are heading down the slipperiest of slopes through counting down to some form of national catastrophe. The international arbiters have begun to depart from us, as our own senses signal that they, too, have left us. I submit this because of the following reasons. From ...

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