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Former ACP Secretary-General, US Ambassador, private sector weigh in on sanctions, democracy

Former Secretary-General of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr Patrick Gomes has cautioned Guyana against ignoring threats of sanction by key western nations and international organisations. “The threats and warnings of sanctions from major powers with whom trade, development and investment must rid our country of poverty, illiteracy and inadequate health care for all Guyanese must be taken ...

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Lands and Surveys suspends major services to gov’t, private sector

As the fear of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Friday said it has suspended major aspects of its operations and would be rescheduling surveys. “All access to the Commission’s survey database for private and government surveyors is suspended until further notice,” the semi-autonomous agency said. The GLSC said all field inspections and ...

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COVID-19: Domestic flights to border areas suspended

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday ordered an end to all domestic flights to areas near the border to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from neighbouring countries to other parts of Guyana. Referring to Section 88 of the Civil Aviation Act 2018, the GCAA indicated that any individual who violates the directive will be fined ...

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BREAKING: Recount of votes likely as GECOM Chairman says ‘no’ to use existing declarations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by majority appeared set to order a recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections, as the Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh voted against the seven-member body considering a report composed of the 10 district declarations. “Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice Claudette Singh provided a brief background on the Court ...

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COVID-19: Govt will shut down entertainment places from midnight Friday

President David Granger says government will shut down several businesses from Friday night because people have been ignoring calls for social distancing for several weeks now. “The Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places of entertainment, including bars, clubs, gymnasiums, night clubs, restaurants and swimming pools, between () 18:00 hours and 06:00 hours (6pm ...

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Don’t rush to recount, let the Court system work -Ulita Moore tells Bharrat Jagdeo

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore, through her lawyer, Roysdale Forde, told People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyer, Anil Nandlall, that the opposition should allow the court system to work instead of pushing for a recount of votes in last month’s general elections. The Court of Appeal on Thursday decided ...

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and ...

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BREAKING: GECOM to consider motion to conduct vote recount this afternoon

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Thursday afternoon possibly decide on a motion by People’s Progressive Party-nominated commissioner, Robeson Benn for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections. Benn told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his motion is to “proceed urgently with recount. Recount was already decided. Two options presented.” PPP ...

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APNU+AFC candidate asks Court of Appeal to order High Court to review GECOM vote recount decision

The Court of Appeal will Thursday begin determining whether Ulita Moore can appeal a decision that the High Court cannot legally hear her request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. Through her lawyers Mayo Robertson and Roysdale Forde, Moore wants the application for leave ...

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Updated: Guyana confirms fourth COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence Wednesday night  confirmed that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Guyana has moved to 4.. The deceased is a male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica). Earlier this evening, Minister Lawrence had confirmed Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was Ms Osa Collins, a 78-year-old resident of New Amsterdam. She died at the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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