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Daily Archives: July 20, 2020

High Court rules that recounted votes stand; appeal to be filed

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled that the votes from the national recount must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections, even as she dismissed the application by a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). Senior Counsel, Roysdale Forde immediately said he and his team would be filing ...

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More testing, tracing needed to curb spread of COVID-19- former Health Minister

Samuel Sukhnandan With scores of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 deaths already recorded in Guyana, the government is being urged to ramp up testing and create a robust contact tracing strategy that will lend towards controlling the spread of the deadly pandemic. Former Health Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online in an exclusive ...

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Civil Aviation Authority issues COVID-19 guidelines ahead of airports’ reopening

As Guyana moves closer to reopening its international airports following months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) earlier Monday issued a raft of safety and public health guidelines for all airport and aircraft operators, as well as passengers ahead of that reopening. The Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri and the Eugene F. Correia ...

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Ethnic Relations Commission investigating more racially inciting complaints

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) says it continues to receive a plethora of ‘racially inciting complaints’ which are now being investigated. According to the commission, many of these complaints which emanate from social media postings are directed at several individuals, politicians and political parties. Although its staffing capacity has been reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ERC notes that it is ...

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