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Business, religious, labour petition Inter-American Human Rights Commission to avert “political disaster” in Guyana

Twenty-five mainly private sector organisations have petitioned the United States (US)-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to pressure Guyanese authorities to recount votes in last month’s general elections under international supervision. “In all these circumstances, we urge you, Executive Secretary, to bring this petition urgently to the attention of the Commission to consider the situation in Guyana and to ...

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Canada helping its citizens leave Guyana

Canada on Saturday continued to fly out its citizens back to Toronto, an area heavily populated by Guyanese. High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee says 28 more left today from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport aboard a Trans Guyana Airways aircraft to Barbados. From there, they will board an Air Canada flight bound for Toronto. Ms Chatterjee ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister concerned about CARICOM headquarters in politically unstable Guyana

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is very disappointed and very concerned about the political situation in Guyana, saying that political instability in the country of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters would not be good. Rowley shied away from giving his position on what would be CARICOM’s position if David Granger is sworn in again under a ...

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Jagdeo calls for emergency food supplies to vulnerable groups

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has called for Guyanese to be provided with emergency food supplies, in the wake of the possible closure of markets and a general economic downturn stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We believe that people should be given food. There are many vulnerable people, particularly if you move to shut down markets and other places… so that ...

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Gov’t issues nationwide dusk to dawn curfew

The Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence on Friday imposed a nationwide curfew from 6pm to 6am in an effort to curb the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has already killed four persons. The curfew takes effect on April 3 and will last for one month. She said no one is allowed to leave his or her home except for those ...

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GECOM to put brake on recount after Court of Appeal decision on recount case

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will not activate plans for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections until the Court of Appeal on Sunday rules on whether the High Court can legally hear a judicial review of the commission’s decision. Attorney-at-Law, Kim Kyte for GECOM Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh told the court that GECOM ...

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Updated: GECOM agrees to recount votes cast in general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday agreed to a national recount of votes cast in general elections on March 2, 2020, according to a spokeswoman for the commission. Spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde says the recount will be in chronological order from Regions 1 to 10. Following is a full statement by GECOM: After considerable deliberations at the level of the ...

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