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New Amsterdam on COVID-19 virus lockdown

The municipal government of New Amsterdam on Sunday ordered an immediate total lockdown of businesses and religious services in that East Berbice town in order to ward off the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus. Residents are asked to be indoors by 7pm, the council said. The Council said, “failure to comply with the new guidelines, the Guyana Police Force will be informed, ...

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New Amsterdam resident undergoing tests for COVID-19

A New Amsterdam, Berbice, woman, who fell ill on her return from New York, has been isolated and doctors are awaiting tests from the National Reference Laboratory, a Region Six health sector official said Sunday. The 78-year-old woman has since been quarantined. Four members of her household and three other persons have been isolated, the official said. Samples were taken ...

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Guyana now has 8 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) now stands at eight but the number of deaths remains at one, Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence said Saturday. As of March 27, a total of 44 persons have been tested which has led to an increase in the number of persons placed in quarantine. “With regards to ...

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Guyana remains a “sovereign State” -gov’t reacts to international community

Government on Saturday reacted to United States’ State Department summoning Guyana’s Ambassador to Washington over the credibility of general elections, saying that the country is a self-governing state that abides by the rule of law. “For the benefit of all international partners and friends, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to affirm that Guyana remains a sovereign state governed by ...

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PPP applicant in election court cases commits suicide

Reaz Holladar—the little-known driver of former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, whose name rose to prominence in a number of election court cases in recent weeks—early Saturday morning shot himself dead. “Investigations so far revealed that the victim reportedly shot himself in the head with a handgun in the presence of his spouse and a security ...

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Updated: Bartica woman axed to death at airstrip; husband found with self-inflicted wounds

A 37-year-old woman was chopped to death with an axe at the Bartica airstrip and her husband has since been arrested with severe self-inflicted wounds, police said. The dead woman, who was a teacher, has been identified as Natoya Speede. Her husband, who was hospitalised at the Bartica Hospital under police guard,  is Orin King. The Region Seven Divisional Police ...

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GECOM Chair, Chief Elections Officer at odds over recount of general election votes

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh and the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield are at odds over whether the seven-member body can order a recount of votes cast in general and regional elections earlier this month. Singh, through her lawyer Kim Kyte-Thomas, said in High Court papers that the seven-member GECOM can constitutionally order ...

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