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Monthly Archives: April 2020

CARICOM vote recount scrutineers arrive on Friday

The three-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team that would be scrutinising the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional council elections would be arriving on Friday, a Guyana Elections Commission spokesman said. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said those expected in Guyana are  Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Cynthia Barrow-Giles; Commissioner of the ...

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Dusk-to-dawn COVID-19 curfew extended until June; stranded Guyanese overseas asked to submit travel requests

The Public Health Ministry has extended the 6 PM to 6 AM curfew until June 3, 2020, and has made it clear that healthcare workers must be given priority at certain businesses. The Health Minister has ordered that banks, other financial institutions, money transfer services, supermarkets, markets, grocery shops, food services, restaurants, gas stations should not allow healthcare workers to ...

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18 vulnerable organisations to benefit from CDC social relief efforts

Eighteen organizations, which cater to the vulnerable persons in society, especially those living with disabilities, are expected to become beneficiaries of food and sanitation hampers from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in the coming days, as it continues its social relief efforts, government said Thursday night. Four such organisations: the Guyana Deaf Association, the Gifted Hands Learning Centre for Special ...

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PPP threatens to declare Irfaan Ali as Guyana’s President

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will declare Irfaan Ali as President of Guyana, if the recount of votes cast in last month’s polls are is derailed, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. Sceptical that the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) would manipulate the recount, scuttle or discredit the recount and use the Region Four declaration by ...

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“Greater care” was not taken in handling GDF’s fireworks- Jagdeo

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday expressed concern that “greater care” was not taken in handling the “unstable” pyrotechnics that exploded and killed three Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers and injured two others. His concern came against the background of a similar explosion of pyrotechnics on February 22, 2020 that injured eight soldiers at the Coast Guard headquarters, Ruimveldt, Georgetown. ...

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Solider injured in explosion identified

The surviving soldier in Thursday’s explosion at the Timehri-based Arms Depot of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has been identified as 43-year old Quincy Threlfell of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice, sources said. He was air-dashed by helicopter to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he has been receiving emergency treatment. Three others were pronounced dead. They include Shaquille De Harte, Lance ...

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Man wanted for gold miner’s murder arrested

A man wanted for the killing of well-known gold miner, Deon Stoll, has been arrested. Police say they arrested Leon Estwick at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden shortly before 1 O’clock Thursday morning. The suspect’s 21 year-old male sibling was also arrested in the house at Lover’s Lane. Police say an unlicensed pistol , four live ammunition and ten grams of ...

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Update: Three soldiers dead, one injured in Timehri explosion

Three Guyana Defence Force soldiers were killed and one injured in an explosion Thursday morning at the Timehri Base,  the army said. Sources say the  injured soldier has been identified as 43-year old Quincy Threlfell of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred at about 9 AM at the Arms Store Complex, Timehri which is located near Camp Stephenson and ...

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OPINION: The Beasts of two nations

By Paul Sanders, New York, April 2020 Take it or leave it. There is an Indian Guyana, and there is an African Guyana. And somewhere in between there’s a sort of a No Man’s Land – for the moroons. The trouble is both Indo and Afro Guyanese have serious vision impairment; they don’t see eye to eye; they can’t get ...

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Public Health Minister identifies Georgetown areas with COVID-19

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday identified several areas of Georgetown, the epicentre of Guyana’s COVID-19 virus outbreak, where many of the positive cases live. Areas identified Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown, Cummingsburg, Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park. Latest figures show that the number of confirmed cases has increased by three to 78, including ...

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