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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Public Health Ministry to roll out mobile testing for COVID-19

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2020, 17:48 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Public Health will be launching several mobile testing units on Monday, April 27, 2020. This was disclosed by Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence in her daily update to the nation today. The units will be at located at designated COVID-19 health facilities namely the East ...

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Recount of general election votes to take at least 25 days

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2020, 17:41 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday decided that the recount of  votes cast in last month’s general elections would take at least 25 days, election commissioners said at the end of another marathon meeting. Election Commissioners, Vincent Alexander and Sase Gujraj said that is expected to be reflected ...

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OPINION: Suppose you’re an idiot

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2020, 15:03 by Denis Chabrol by Paul Sanders, New York, April 2020 Welcome to the new abnormal. Disinfectants. Bleach. Blast the body with ultra violet rays too. That should do it. Covid-19 patients should be up and running with this proposed therapy. In no time. In his outlanish display of quackery on Thursday, the ...

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GECOM’s Alexander plotting to scuttle recount, use existing declarations- Nandlall

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2020, 20:45 by Denis Chabrol People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall on Thursday night accused pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander of scheming to derail the planned recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. Nandlall’s position was in reaction to Alexander saying that the 10 declaration of results by the ...

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No evidence to prove some GECOM officials must be excluded from recount- Commissioner Alexander

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2020, 18:16 by Denis Chabrol Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander said one of his opposition-aligned counterparts on the seven-member body have not provided any evidence as grounds to exclude several officials from the recount of last month’s election votes. “The disposition of some commissioners is ‘have you brought specific allegations ...

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GECOM’s 10 declarations are “legal”; recount addresses concerns – Alexander

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2020, 19:06 by Writer The 10 regional declaration of results of March’s general elections by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) are “legal” and their  fate will not be catered for in an order for the recount that will be published in the Official Gazette, Commissioner Vincent Alexander said Thursday. “In the face of legally ...

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“Smokey” chops female Venezuelan companion

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2020, 18:49 by Writer A Venezuelan woman was early Thursday morning lashed and chopped by her partner at a gold mining area in western Guyana, in a disagreement that sparked off when he first allegedly burned her on her face with a cigarette, police said. The man has since escaped. Injured is 37-year-old Wilneivis ...

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United States gives Guyana US$475,000 to fight COVID-19

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2020, 18:28 by Writer The United States (US) on Thursday announced that US$475,000 would be provided to help Guyana swiftly combat the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. The US embassy said the money would be used to help address Guyana’s priority areas of laboratory diagnostics and systems strengthening and supplies, surveillance, infection prevention & ...

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Domestic aircraft owners slam Civil Aviation Authority over “unscrupulous” price-gouging claims

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2020, 18:20 by Writer Domestic aircraft owners, represented by two rival associations, on Tuesday railed against the adverse impact of COVID-19 measures, saying that their operational costs have gone up and a number of them have been f0rced to increase passenger fares. The Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG) and the National Air Transportation ...

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