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Gov’t issues nationwide dusk to dawn curfew

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 22:57 by Writer 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 ...

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Recount does not mean automatic declaration of winner -GECOM Commissioner Alexander

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 22:49 by Writer Pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander on Friday said the results of a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections would not necessarily be used to declare the winner but he could not say whether that could mean fresh elections. “That matter of what will happen ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 22:40 by Writer 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 ...

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Updated: GECOM agrees to recount votes cast in general elections

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 22:31 by Writer 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:14 by Writer 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:03 by Writer 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 ...

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COVID-19: Domestic flights to border areas suspended

Last Updated on Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:04 by Writer 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 ...

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