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Daily Archives: July 24, 2020

APNU+AFC supporters picket US Embassy, Court of Appeal, GECOM, Private Sector chief’s business

About 100 supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday targeted several foreign and local institutions in the first wave of targeted protests over the election results. They chanted outside the American Embassy, Guyana Court of Appeal, the business place owned by the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). ...

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Stakeholders call for more testing, tracing ahead of domestic tourism reopening

As Guyana looks towards gradually reopening sectors of its economy, particularly tourism, stakeholders in that industry are calling for more testing and tracing to be done aimed at improving consumer confidence and containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Newly-appointed Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Carla James- Chandra told the third Tourism Recovery Action Committee (TRAC) meeting ...

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GUYSUCO blames NICIL for likely late payment of July wages, salaries

by Samuel Sukhnandan As time draws closer for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to deliver on its monthly payment to workers, the corporation says it is unclear whether they will be able to honour its obligations. GuySuCo’s Corporate Communications Manager Audreyanna Thomas says the corporation has for weeks been waiting on the disbursement of $750 million the National Industrial and ...

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Chief Elections Officer on bail for private criminal charges; lawyers clash on “political” comments in court

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield was Friday morning granted a total of GYD$450,000 bail on three indictable offences in connection with the March 2, 2020 general election. He has been charged with misconduct in public office and alleged electoral fraud, and conspiracy to alter results that had been declared in March for that district. The complainants are Desmond Morean of ...

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Chief Elections Officer goes to court to answer private criminal charges

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield Friday morning turned up at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer three private criminal charges. He is represented by Senior Counsel Neil Boston and Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes. He has been charged with misconduct in public office and alleged electoral fraud, and conspiracy to alter results that had been declared in March for that district. The ...

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