Daily Archives: Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:58

Lack of manpower, difficult terrain pose challenge to Region 9’s COVID-19 fight

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:58 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan A lack of manpower and the difficult terrain in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is posing a major challenge for regional officials to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus. This is according to Regional Executive Officer (REO) Carl Parker who heads the COVID-19 Task Force in ...

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PPP commissioners condemn fresh attacks on GECOM chair

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:46 by Denis Chabrol The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned election commissioners on Thursday condemned new attacks being leveled against Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chair Retired Justice Claudette Singh. Commissioners Sase Gunraj, Bibi Shaddick and Robeson Benn said in a joint statement that there seems to be a new norm where individuals and organizations that ...

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Temporary shutdown of airports hits Guyana’s non-traditional agricultural exports

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 15:26 by Denis Chabrol By Samuel Sukhnandan Guyana’s decision to ban incoming international flights, combined with the move by many airlines to reduce passenger flights,  has dealt a blow to non-traditional agricultural exports, officials said. Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Guyana closed all its airports to international passenger aircraft on March 19, ...

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Mon Repos family seeks help after fire destroys home

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 16:11 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan A family has nowhere to go after a fire destroyed their Mon Repos house which was built several years ago. A fire tore apart the house at 179 Fourth Street Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara Wednesday night around 10:30, destroying everything inside. One day after, Omrow Deopaul,68, ...

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No talks with APNU+AFC before GECOM declares winner based on national vote recount- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2020, 11:10 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday vowed not to cave in to demands by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) and said the only way forward is for the coalition to abide by the declaration  of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) based on the national vote ...

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