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Monthly Archives: April 2020

COVID-19: Govt will shut down entertainment places from midnight Friday

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 April 2020, 19:10 by Writer President David Granger says government will shut down several businesses from Friday night because people have been ignoring calls for social distancing for several weeks now. “The Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places of entertainment, including bars, clubs, gymnasiums, night clubs, restaurants and ...

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Don’t rush to recount, let the Court system work -Ulita Moore tells Bharrat Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 April 2020, 19:03 by Writer A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore, through her lawyer, Roysdale Forde, told People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyer, Anil Nandlall, that the opposition should allow the court system to work instead of pushing for a recount of votes in last ...

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 April 2020, 18:39 by Writer The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to ...

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BREAKING: GECOM to consider motion to conduct vote recount this afternoon

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 April 2020, 18:42 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Thursday afternoon possibly decide on a motion by People’s Progressive Party-nominated commissioner, Robeson Benn for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections. Benn told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his motion is to “proceed urgently ...

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APNU+AFC candidate asks Court of Appeal to order High Court to review GECOM vote recount decision

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 21:01 by Writer The Court of Appeal will Thursday begin determining whether Ulita Moore can appeal a decision that the High Court cannot legally hear her request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. Through her lawyers Mayo ...

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Updated: Guyana confirms fourth COVID-19 death

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 April 2020, 2:23 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence Wednesday night  confirmed that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Guyana has moved to 4.. The deceased is a male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica). Earlier this evening, Minister Lawrence had confirmed Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was Ms Osa Collins, a 78-year-old ...

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Guyana now records 19 coronavirus cases; Health Minister calls for no discrimination against health workers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 17:26 by Writer Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday announced that Guyana has now recorded 19 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, even as she appealed to public transportation operators not to stop carrying health workers. “I now wish to make an appeal to all those who are bent on stigmatising our ...

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Parks and gardens closed for Easter weekend

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 17:22 by Writer The Protected Area Commission (PAC) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) have announced the closure of all recreational parks and gardens for the Easter Weekend adhering to the COVID-19 National Task Force social distancing measure. The PAC in a statement says from Thursday, April 9 to Tuesday, April 14 (Easter ...

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ACDA calls on government to provide relief to the poor being hit by COVID-19

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 16:49 by Writer The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Wednesday called on the Guyana government to set aside the political situation and provide emergency relief due of economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 decline in economic activity. “A more robust and broad-based stimulus package for households and business, that can ...

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Nandlall rails against GECOM’s decision to “study” High Court decisions

Last Updated on Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 16:42 by Writer Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, one of the lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Wednesday morning reacted sharply to a decision by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh to first study the High Court’s decisions that they cannot legally hear two election-related cases. A GECOM ...

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