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Guyana now records 19 coronavirus cases; Health Minister calls for no discrimination against health workers

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday announced that Guyana has now recorded 19 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, even as she appealed to public transportation operators not to stop carrying health workers. “I now wish to make an appeal to all those who are bent on stigmatising our health workers – refusal of entry into public transportation, among ...

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Parks and gardens closed for Easter weekend

The Protected Area Commission (PAC) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) have announced the closure of all recreational parks and gardens for the Easter Weekend adhering to the COVID-19 National Task Force social distancing measure. The PAC in a statement says from Thursday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 14 (Easter Weekend) all parks and gardens, including the Botanical Gardens, National ...

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ACDA calls on government to provide relief to the poor being hit by COVID-19

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Wednesday called on the Guyana government to set aside the political situation and provide emergency relief due of economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 decline in economic activity. “A more robust and broad-based stimulus package for households and business, that can protect the people and economy of Guyana from the potentially ...

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Nandlall rails against GECOM’s decision to “study” High Court decisions

Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, one of the lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Wednesday morning reacted sharply to a decision by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh to first study the High Court’s decisions that they cannot legally hear two election-related cases. A GECOM spokeswoman earlier Wednesday said the commission first has to study ...

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GECOM to study High Court decisions today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it will Wednesday study the High Court’s decisions before it meets on Thursday to determine the way forward on results of general elections held one month ago. “There won’t be a Commission meeting today. The decision of the court will be studied today and the meeting tomorrow,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said. PPP-nominated commissioner, ...

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Guyana’s two airports to remain closed until May 1

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Eugene Correia International Airport (ECIA) will remain closed to international flights until May 1, 2020, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “The closure of the airspace will greatly assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts,” the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said. The ...

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High Court cannot hear Jagdeo case to scrap Region Four election results

High Court Judge, Franklin Holder Tuesday afternoon ruled that he does not have jurisdiction to hear an application by Bharrat Jagdeo to set aside the declared results for Region Four. Holder says that’s a matter for an Elections Petition and he dismissed the case accordingly. The controversial results declared by Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo have effectively held up ...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 claims another life, more persons test positive

Guyana now has now recorded two deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the number of confirmed cases now stands at 12, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle said Tuesday. Delivering the Public Health Ministry’s daily update, she said statistics on confirmed cases available up to Monday afternoon showed an increase from eight to 12 cases. Gordon-Boyle said 10 confirmed ...

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BREAKING: High Court does not have jurisdiction to hear APNU+AFC candidate’s judicial review on GECOM’s decision to recount votes

The Full Court of the High Court on Tuesday ruled that the High Court does not hear a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) decision to order a recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020, general elections. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire and Justice Naresh Harnanan gave the unanimous decision. The interim injunctions have been discharged and ...

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