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US slaps travel restrictions on more Guyanese officials over vote recount refusal

The United States (US) on Thursday announced more visa sanctions for officials in Guyana who are “undermining democracy.” Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Western Affairs of the US State Department Mr.Michael Kozak made the announcement during a teleconference and via a tweet. This was confirmed by a repost of the statement by the local US embassy in Georgetown on it’s ...

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Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on use of recount votes

  By Samuel Sukhnandan The Court of Appeal on Thursday by a unanimous decision upheld an earlier ruling that votes from the national recount of ballots must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections in Guyana. It dismissed the appeal filed by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones who in ...

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President will accept GECOM’s declaration without condition

President David Granger on Thursday said he would accept a declaration by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) even if it includes votes that his party regards as invalid. “With respect, my statements on compliance with the declaration wasnt conditional. I didn’t say if the rain is falling or the sun is shining, if it comes by day or night I ...

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President, First Lady do not have coronavirus

President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger have been tested negative for COVID-19 virus that has afflicted hundreds of Guyanese and killed 20 people, a presidential spokeswoman said Wednesday. Ariana Gordon told Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that “they have both been tested negative”. The results came two days after the First Couple was tested ...

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Woman held for marijuana in tennis rolls at New Amsterdam prison

Police are now investigating a trafficking of narcotics incident which occurred at the New Amsterdam Prison on July 29, 2020, the prison service said. According to Prison Officials stationed at the location, the incident occurred about 12:00pm. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Hemwattie Charandeo, also known as “Heerawattie Seepersaud” of Dispensary Dam, Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice. At the ...

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Women Miners Association says women miners faced with economic challenges due to COVID-19

By Samuel  Sukhnandan Women miners across Guyana are facing various livelihood and economic challenges as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). This is according to the President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Urica Primus who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Wednesday that this situation is not limited to ...

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CCJ ready to sit to hear Guyana elections case if appealed

By Samuel Sukhnandan With just one more day left before the Guyana Court of Appeal hands down its decision on whether the recounted votes should be used to declare a winner of the March 2020 elections, there are concerns that the matter could be stalled because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be heading into recess. But according to ...

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Criminal charges filed against GECOM Chairman

by Samuel Sukhnandan Private criminal charges were filed against Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court over alleged misconduct in office.   In documents seen by New Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online, three citizens namely Lorraine Joseph, Onita Walcott and Keith Ondaan have filed three separate private criminal charges against the GECOM chair.   Ondaan alleges that between ...

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President, First Lady take COVID-19 test based on doctor’s “advice”

President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger  have been tested for the potentially deadly coronavirus, COVID-19 based on medical advice. “COVID-19 tests were administered to The President and First Lady out of an abundance of caution and based on the advice of their doctor,” presidential spokeswoman, Arianna Gordon told News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara Waves. The First Couple were tested ...

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GAWU rejects claims that strikes played role in missed sugar target

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the larger of the sugar workers unions, has rejected claims that the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) failure to meet its first crop production target was mainly due to multiple strike action taken by workers. General Secretary of GAWU, Seepaul Narine told News Talk Radio 103.1FM/Demerara Waves Online on Tuesday ...

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