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Monthly Archives: April 2020

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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Guyana Court of Appeal rules that CARICOM-supervised recount is illegal

Last Updated on Sunday, 5 April 2020, 17:32 by Writer The Guyana Court of Appeal on Sunday ruled that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot farm out its responsibilities such as the management and and supervision of general elections to anyone else. President of the Court, Justice Dawn Gregory said GECOM’s decision to act on an agreement by President David ...

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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

Last Updated on Sunday, 5 April 2020, 14:44 by Writer The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, ...

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Gov’t mobilising basic supplies for vulnerable communities; Nagamootoo vows “there will be no abuse”

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 19:46 by Writer In light of the month-long emergency measures instituted by the Ministry of Public Health in the fight against COVID-19, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is mobilising resources to support vulnerable persons and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened and killed people in Guyana. The CDC is harnessing the ...

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Ocean View Hotel, gymnasium, Sports Hall, identified for COVID-19 patients

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 19:38 by Writer Government has taken over the now closed Ocean View International Hotel to convert it to an emergency hospital for COVID-19 cases should the situation worsen, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Saturday. With the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) now forecasting that Guyana’s coronavirus cases can peak to as much as ...

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Nagamootoo orders police to enforce minibus anti-COVID-19 passenger restrictions

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 19:33 by Writer Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday publicly ordered the Guyana Police Force to ensure minibus operators comply with restrictions on the number of passengers minibuses must carry as part of a slew of measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, COIVID-19. “I am hoping and I am using ...

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OPINION: I disagree with coalition’s commissioner recount statement; I separate from it

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 21:22 by Writer by GHK Lall Though I had warned to manage expectations, I still harbored faint hopes that norms would prevail, that self-respect would take priority, and that whatever processes are agreed upon and employed would be the end of the matter. My lingering strand of optimism was that all of this ...

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Business, religious, labour petition Inter-American Human Rights Commission to avert “political disaster” in Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 13:26 by Writer Twenty-five mainly private sector organisations have petitioned the United States (US)-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to pressure Guyanese authorities to recount votes in last month’s general elections under international supervision. “In all these circumstances, we urge you, Executive Secretary, to bring this petition urgently to the attention of ...

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Canada helping its citizens leave Guyana

Last Updated on Sunday, 5 April 2020, 14:45 by Writer Canada on Saturday continued to fly out its citizens back to Toronto, an area heavily populated by Guyanese. High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee says 28 more left today from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport aboard a Trans Guyana Airways aircraft to Barbados. From there, they will ...

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