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Monthly Archives: April 2020

BREAKING: Caricom changes vote recount observer team; arrival pushed back

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 19:29 by Denis Chabrol The arrival of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team to observe the recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections has been pushed back and the team members have been changed, multiple sources have confirmed. Sources close to team members in three of the Caribbean island nations confirmed to ...

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ExxonMobil and partners inject GYD$60 million intoo COVID-19 relief

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 16:52 by Denis Chabrol The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Salvation Army and Rotary Guyana have received more than GY $60 million to support COVID-19 relief programmes, the partners in the Stabroek Block announced on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Guyana and the Stabroek Block co-venturers, Hess and CNOOC, are providing funds as part of the programme ...

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All four bodies in Berbice River mishap recovered

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 20:43 by Denis Chabrol The bodies of four men, who were involved in a mishap in the Berbice River, were Wednesday recovered, police said. The Guyana Police Force said that about 12:45 PM the bodies of Kidman Lindie, aged 37 years of 41 Stanleytown , New Amsterdam and Godfrey Denharte , aged 60 ...

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Suspected arson leaves ice factory worker homeless

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 21:00 by Denis Chabrol Fire Tuesday night destroyed a two-flat house at 27 Shopping Lane, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, leaving the owner and lone occupant claiming that the destruction was the work of arsonists. The fire started shortly before 8 PM. Homeless is 60-year old Stephen Clarke, an employee of the Demerara Ice Company, ...

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33,000 face masks needed for national vote recount

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 12:16 by Denis Chabrol At least 33,000 masks will be needed for the national recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections, if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is to stick with the recommendation by a Ministry of Public Health team, but already there is a countrywide shortage of this protective gear. ...

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US provides additional US$1.7 million to Guyana, Caribbean COVID-19 battle

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2020, 23:29 by Denis Chabrol The United States Government has committed an additional $1.7 million (USD) to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean. The United States says, via its Agency for International Development  (USAID),  is providing life-saving support by coordinating with the Government of Guyana, ...

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BREAKING: Caricom team coming on Thursday for recount

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2020, 21:14 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has approved a request by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for a regional team of scrutineers to oversee the recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF)  said the decision was taken on Monday at its weekly statutory virtual meeting. “Among the ...

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CARICOM requests approval for flight for election scrutineers

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2020, 14:32 by Denis Chabrol The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Irwin La Rocque has asked for arrangements to be put in place  for a charter flight to bring the team of regional scrutineers to oversee the recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde said La Rocque has indicated ...

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GECOM’s Alexander discards PPP’s claims of plotting to derail recount

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2020, 8:26 by Denis Chabrol Pro-coalition elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander has rubbished claims by his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) counterparts that he was plotting to derail the recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections, saying that they also recognised the existence of the 10 declarations. Referring to PPP election commissioner, Sase Gunraj’s ...

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