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Daily Archives: July 8, 2020

Storm causes damage, power outages; Civil Defence assessing impact

by Samuel Sukhnandan Several communities were Wednesday affected by power outages, flooding and some homes  were left with damaged roofs due to the severe weather experienced on Wednesday morning. The Civil Defense Commission (CDC) is currently conducting an assessment of the specific impact each  administrative region had, Senior Response Officer, Captain Salim October told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara ...

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US calls on GECOM to declare results based on recounted votes

United States (US) Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak on Wednesday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to declare results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections based on the national vote recount. “The Caribbean Court has ruled. It’s time for GECOM to declare the winner of Guyana’s election based on the ...

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Chief Elections Officer unlikely to budge on results based on Caribbean Court ruling – Political Scientist

Political Scientist Peter Wickham on Wednesday said he did not expect the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield to present results to the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) based on pronouncements by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) of what constitutes valid votes and the settlement of grievance through an elections petition. “I am confident that he will say that there ...

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CCJ scraps Chief Elections Officer’s report that gave APNU+AFC victory

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday scrapped the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s report that shows the governing coalition was expected to declare A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said categorically in its unanimous decision by the panel of judges ...

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Political Scientists predict continued stalemate after CCJ ruling

by Samuel Sukhnandan There is a strong likelihood that the political stalemate in Guyana could continue if the election matter is not immediately addressed after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling later Wednesday. This is the view shared by two Guyana-born political scientists, Dr. David Hinds and Dr. Baytoram Ramharack. However, both men have different views on how this issue should ...

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Some North-West residents do not believe COVID-19 is real

By Samuel Sukhnandan Despite a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in Barima-Waini (Region 1) and the recent lockdown imposed by the authorities, residents of Santa Rosa took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the decision, while simultaneously voicing their disbelief. Reports are that some of the protestors think that the lockdown is too stringent and that COVID-19 is not real. ...

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Attempt made to burn down Suddie Magistrates’ Court

An attempt was made early Wednesday morning to burn the Suddie Magistrates’ Court, police said. A policeman at the nearby station saw the fire and smoke  in the bottom flat of the courthouse shortly before 5 AM. “It was observed that the Magistrate’s chair on fire and a pile of paper on fire, the ranks than managed to extinguish fire ...

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