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Daily Archives: July 23, 2020

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

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 that region. Mr. Parker told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves ...

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PPP commissioners condemn fresh attacks on GECOM chair

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 take actions or make statements which appear to be different from ...

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

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, a closure that could remain in place until August 28 at ...

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Mon Repos family seeks help after fire destroys home

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, says he and his family need help to rebuild and is ...

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

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 recount. PPP General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 ...

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