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38 COVID cases from two interior regions in three days

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020, 20:31 by Denis Chabrol Guyana has recorded 38 new coronavirus cases in three days, prompting a renewed call for hinterland communities to fight back the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Public Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said the 19 cases that were recorded on Monday all came from Region Nine  ...

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Road deaths still climbing despite drop in traffic due to COVID-19, says Road Safety Council

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020, 19:59 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Despite a reduction road traffic across Guyana due to the more than two-month old COVID-restrictions on the movement of people and opening of businesses, a road safety non-governmental organisation is very worried that the number of road deaths has not decreased. To date, Guyana has recorded 80 ...

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Four die in weekend accidents

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2020, 19:42 by Denis Chabrol At least four people have been killed in separate road accidents over the weekend across the country. Police say they are probing a fatal accident that occured at around 17:15 hrs Saturday and involved five vehicles at Montrose Public road, East Coast Demerara, and which resulted in the death ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2020, 22:13 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2020, 22:11 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Three small parties shun APNU+AFC’s call for talks to end impasse over election results

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2020, 22:12 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan A number of small parties s rejecting calls being made by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) to have dialogue with all parties with the aim of ending the current electoral impasse. A New and United Guyana (ANUG), the Liberty and Justice Party ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2020, 21:51 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2020, 11:21 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Chief Elections Officer goes to court to answer private criminal charges

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2020, 8:52 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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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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