Daily Archives: Friday, 27 March 2020, 21:54

Updated: Bartica woman axed to death at airstrip; husband found with self-inflicted wounds

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 March 2020, 6:52 by Denis Chabrol A 37-year-old woman was chopped to death with an axe at the Bartica airstrip and her husband has since been arrested with severe self-inflicted wounds, police said. The dead woman, who was a teacher, has been identified as Natoya Speede. Her husband, who was hospitalised at the Bartica Hospital ...

Read More »

GECOM Chair, Chief Elections Officer at odds over recount of general election votes

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2020, 22:11 by Writer The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh and the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield are at odds over whether the seven-member body can order a recount of votes cast in general and regional elections earlier this month. Singh, through her lawyer Kim Kyte-Thomas, said in ...

Read More »

United Nations calls on Guyana gov’t to impose more stringent measures to fight Coronavirus

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2020, 22:02 by Writer The United Nations (UN) on Friday called on Guyana to urgently limit people’s movement to only essential errands to help prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka cautioned Guyanese against being care-free about COVID-19 because Guyana has for weeks now recorded only ...

Read More »

Jagdeo loses High Court arguments on jurisdiction to hear elections case

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2020, 22:04 by Writer The High Court on Friday ruled that it can hear a request for a judicial review of a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to recount votes cast in the March 2 general elections. Lawyers for People’s Progressive Party Representative of Candidates List, Bharrat Jagdeo, however, applied for leave ...

Read More »

Guyana-born New York bus driver of COVID-19

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2020, 21:48 by Writer A 61-year-old Guyana-born bus driver in New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has died from the Coronavirus, COVID-19, New York Daily News reported. He has been identified as Oliver Cyrus, who drove buses for the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that ...

Read More »