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Police to charge APNU+AFC supporters for breaching COVID-19 orders

Police on Thursday said they would charge a number of supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for breaching the COVID-19 orders that provide for physical distancing. “Police were able to identify a number of individuals in the gathering and summons are being prepared for charges against them for breach of the National Public Orders Restriction,” the ...

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Guyana’s 12 new coronavirus cases are from Region One

The Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 12 new cases of the coronavirus  after 42 tests were conducted within the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of confirmed cases to 183. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud says that all the new cases originated in Region One which indicates a 100 percent increase in their number ...

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GECOM pushes back meetings to make way for Court of Appeal hearing

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has pushed back future meetings now that the Guyana Court of Appeal has set Friday to hear a case filed by private citizen whether that election management body must first decide on a “final credible count” of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Eslyn David  is asking that the ...

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Update: Chief Elections Officer refuses to submit election results after receiving court documents

The Guyana  Elections Commission’s Chief Elections Officer has refused to submit his report containing results for a possible declaration after receiving filed court documents GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward says Lowenfield did not submit his report when he was served with a notice of motion. Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick said the Appeal Court cannot grant injunctions. A Notice of Motion was ...

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Lethem, other Rupununi areas severely flooded

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) says it has mobilized resources, and is on standby to offer support to three administrative regions including Region Nine (Upper-Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The flood has been caused by heavy rainfall over the past few days. The emergency response agency says at this time, Region Nine is the most severely affected with flooding in several communities. The ...

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PPP warns Lowenfield of life imprisonment for electoral fraud, as Harmon says no to “impure” votes

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Thursday morning warned Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield that he could be jailed for life if he does not use the tabulated results from the national vote recount. The PPP issued the warning after a Stabroek News newspaper report quoted Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan as saying that legal technicalities can see the  ...

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Police seize weapons, arrest man after threat of violence

A man was Wednesday arrested and several firearms belonging to a private security firm seized hours after a threat of violence on Social Media, police said. The Guyana Police Force says it promptly commenced a thorough investigation. So far investigators have arrested a 26-year-old male and seized a number of firearms belonging to a private security firm,” police said.

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COVID-19: Guyana announces six-phase reopening

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) announces a six phase re-opening of Guyana commencing with Phase 1 starting tomorrow, June 18th and will last until July 2nd. Government says the current curfew of 6pm to 6am will remain in effect for Phase 1 in all administrative regions. The non-curfew measures will be lifted in Regions 5 and 8 which, to ...

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European Union election observer mission urges declaration from recount

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Wednesday said it expected the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to use the recount data to declare the final results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. “The EU EOM trusts GECOM to expeditiously conclude the electoral process in accordance with the data resulting from the recount as per gazetted ...

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