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Daily Archives: May 12, 2020

GECOM explores establishing more recount workstations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday began exploring the establishment of more workstations to help speed up the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections,officials said. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde said the seven-member body agreed to invite Public Health officials for advice on the proposed areas for the new workstations, in light of ...

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COVID-19 positive man escapes from Lethem Hospital, caught in Brazil

The Guyanese man, who tested positive for COVID-19, escaped from a Lethem Hospital isolation facility, and fled to neighbouring Brazil where he was caught and admitted to a hospital, a senior official confirmed. Due to the fact that he poses a serious risk to the residents of the Lethem and other Rupununi communities, Region Nine Executive Officer  Karl Parker said ...

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OPINION- World Nursing Day: Nursing Now and Forever

by Sir George Alleyne When Lord Nigel Crisp who is co-chair of the global movement “Nursing Now” asked me to write a comment for the international day of the nurse and midwife – May 12, I accepted with alacrity. This was not only because I had agreed a couple years ago to be one of the champions of Nursing Now ...

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GECOM to review vote recount deadline, handling of unproven allegations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Tuesday meet to discuss, among other things, a possible extension of the deadline for the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections and address opposition concerns about observations that have drawn stiff objections from the private sector and the opposition. “We are going to meet to review what ...

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Fire destroys buildings in Bartica

Fire late Monday night destroyed at least two buildings opposite the Bartica Police Station in that gold mining township. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. One of the now destroyed buildings housed the Morocco Hotel and a bar, and the other Bolo’s clothing store. The building that housed the hotel and bar belonged to the family of ...

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