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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Aubrey Norton, Anil Nandlall differ on solution to end election impasse

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 17:59 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Executive members of Guyana’s two major political parties differ on the route that should be taken to end the current electoral impasse, with People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) Aubrey Norton calling for an immediate resolution to be struck between all parties. But, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) ...

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APNU+AFC supporter appeals Chief Justice’s decision on use of national vote recount figures

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 17:31 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan One day after the High Court ruled that the votes from the national recount must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones has filed an appeal to challenge that decision. ...

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Guyana slams international community over election results

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings has told the Organisation of American States (OAS) that her country’s laws and court decisions would “alone” be used to determine the outcome of the general and regional elections. In apparent reference to calls by the OAS for President David Granger to concede ...

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APNU+AFC supporter charged with threatening GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 12:09 by Denis Chabrol A supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), who allegedly threatened to kill the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has been charged for committing a cybercrime. Mr. Ryan Williams pleaded not guilty to issuing the threat on a fake Facebook ...

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LIAT can be restructured in 90 days

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:47 by Denis Chabrol Antigua and Barbuda looks set to surge ahead with plans to restructure Liat after the governments of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados Monday night agreed to sell their shareholdings for $1. Prime Minister Gaston Browne made that disclosure on OBSERVER  Tuesday morning after revealing that his regional ...

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Small parties call on APNU+AFC to abide by High Court ruling, stop wasting courts’ time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 11:32 by Denis Chabrol Two small parties that contested the March 2020 elections have joined calls for the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) to abide by Monday’s  High Court ruling that the national vote recount figures must be used to declare general election results, and advised them against appealing the ...

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PPP, APNU+AFC haggle over “hopeless appeal” vs “valid votes”

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2020, 19:49 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan As A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) prepares to head to the Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court decision that the recounted votes must be used to declare the results of the March 2, 2020 elections, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) ...

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

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2020, 20:26 by Denis Chabrol 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, ...

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

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2020, 15:40 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2020, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol 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. ...

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