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Daily Archives: Monday, 6 April 2020, 21:38

Drag racer is 5th COVID-19 death

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 5:58 by Writer Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence on Monday night confirmed a fifth death in Guyana as a result of COVID-19. The deceased is a male, Deryck Jaisingh, from Region Four who passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation earlier Monday evening. Jaisingh, known as ‘Mad Dog’ was a drag ...

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Guyana’s tourism sector loses earnings, jobs since COVID-19; appeal issued for govt relief

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 22:04 by Writer The coronavirus, COVID-19, has taken a toll on Guyana’s tourism sector, resulting in a 46-percent decline in earnings and a 30-percent loss of jobs to date, according to the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA). The authority, which is a semi-autonomous government agency, predicted that 50 percent of tourism businesses would have ...

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Private Sector Commission says total national recount “waste of time”

Last Updated on Monday, 6 April 2020, 20:54 by Writer The Private Sector Commission (PSC), one of the local organisations that observed last month’s general elections, Monday night urged the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to abandon plans for a total national recount of the votes cast and instead focus on Region Four where a questionable tabulation and declared results were ...

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GECOM agrees to recall CARICOM team to “validate” recount; Chief Elections Officer to craft plan

Last Updated on Monday, 6 April 2020, 18:03 by Writer The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has agreed that a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level team should return to “validate” the recount of last month’s general election votes, even as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield prepares a recount plan, elections commissioner Vincent Alexander said Monday. “We have decided today that ...

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DPP orders High Court for murder-accused Marcus Bisram

Last Updated on Monday, 6 April 2020, 17:57 by Writer Almost one week after the lower court effectively freed murder accused, Marcus Bisram, Bisram was Monday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. Whim Magistrate, Renita Singh had twice found that there had been insufficient evidence during the preliminary inquiry for Bisram to stand trial by a High Court ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister has “a problem” with loose misinterpretation of CARICOM-supervision of recount; supports return of team

Last Updated on Monday, 6 April 2020, 17:51 by Writer Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley on Monday expressed concern that Guyana’s Court of Appeal in effect ruled that the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) breached Guyana’s laws by agreeing to supervise a recount of the country’s votes cast in last month’s general elections although the stated intention was ...

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No more COVID-19 deaths but confirmed cases rise to 29

Last Updated on Monday, 6 April 2020, 17:41 by Writer Guyana has not recorded any more COVID-19 deaths but the number of infected persons has risen to 29, the Public Health Ministry said in its latest update. The total number of confirmed cases of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at 29 as of April 5. Of ...

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GTT workers take COVID-19 induced pay cuts

Last Updated on Monday, 6 April 2020, 17:37 by Writer The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) says it will be cutting salaries temporarily in an effort to ensure the country’s largest telecommunications company survives the “turbulent times during the COVID-19 pandemic.” “This unprecedented situation is already having a severe financial impact on the business and we are just at ...

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