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Daily Archives: May 2, 2020

Bad methods used to destroy defective Chinese fireworks that killed three soldiers- sources

The now dead and injured Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers were instructed to destroy the Chinese-made pyrotechnics that were deemed defective, according to multiple army sources. Insiders familiar with the incident said a number of soldiers were seen hammering the explosives and emptying their powdery contents. The GDF has so far not responded to several searching questions related to the ...

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NGOs call for removal of gold mining as “essential service”

Several non-governmental organisations are calling on authorities to remove gold mining operations as an essential service and closely monitor the movement of people especially truckers moving through Guyana’s interior. “Apart from its questionable status as an essential industry, the actual practice of gold-mining aggravates the Covid-19 threat posed to people in interior communities as witnessed by complaints from Chinese Landing ...

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GECOM’s detailed scrutiny of voting will be illegal but “nothing to hide”- PPP

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) are at odds over the opposition party’s objection to detailed scrutiny of the ballots and list. PPP Executive Member, Anil Nandlall is resisting a plan by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to check one of the envelopes to determine whether there were errors ...

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Opposition parties ask GECOM for ‘region-by-region’ recount, release of Statements of Poll

Fearing confusion at the recount of votes cast in general elections two months ago, the opposition political parties called for each region to be counted separately. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has already decided that the recount would start with Region Four where  218,927 votes were cast, while other regions would be counted simultaneously at the nine other counting stations. ...

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