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Monthly Archives: March 2020

PPP pushes for GECOM recount after High Court says cannot hear two cases

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 20:44 by Writer The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday appeared poised for a renewed push for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to recount all the votes cast in general and regional elections on March 2, 2020, with the High Court ruling that it cannot legally hear two cases. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 20:36 by Writer 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 14:29 by Writer 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 ...

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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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:44 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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AFC ready for talks on national unity government, lays down minimum arrangements

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:21 by Writer The Alliance For Change (AFC) Monday night endorsed calls for a national unity government and constitutional reform and said it was ready to be party of those discussions. “The Party therefore calls on our national leaders to immediately commence talks in good faith to achieve those objectives of unity, healing ...

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Guyana may record up to 1,400 COVID-19 cases -Health Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2020, 21:07 by Writer The Ministry of Public Health on Monday predicted that Guyana could record as much as 1,400 COVID-19 cases and as much as 100 of them would be admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU), based on a model by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) . Public Health Minister, ...

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Marcus Bisram freed of murder charge three months after extradition from US

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2020, 14:57 by Writer Marcus Bisram, the Guyana-born American, who was extradited to Guyana to answer a murder charge, was Monday freed because the Magistrates’ Court found that there was no evidence on which to convict him. Defence Lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin confirmed that Magistrate Renita Singh “upheld my no case submissions” during the preliminary ...

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Full Court to decide future of APNU+AFC candidate challenge to GECOM recount

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2020, 14:52 by Writer The Full Court of the High Court will Tuesday determine the future of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore’s request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) decision to conduct a national recount of all votes cast in the March 2 general ...

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