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Suspect in burning of police, army buildings charged

A man, who allegedly attempted to burn down section of the Anna Regina Police Station and a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) building on the Essequibo Coast, was arraigned and granted bail totalling GYD$400,000. Twenty-four year old Keyon Davis of 60 Hibernia, Essequibo Coast was charged with setting fire ti public buildings belong to the State. They are the GDF 2nd ...

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Court of Appeal to hear recounted votes case on Saturday

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Court of Appeal on Wednesday fixed an early date for the hearing of an appeal of a High Court decision that upheld that the votes from the national recount must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections. The court will Saturday morning starting at 10:00 hrs hear oral submissions from ...

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Guyana expects thundershowers from Storm Gonzalo this weekend

Guyana’s weather forecasters say Tropical Gonzalo, now 1,650 kilometres off the coast of Georgetown, and is expected to bring thundershowers on Friday and  Saturday. The Hydrometeorological Service of the Ministry of Agriculture said based on current projections, including forward speed of six meters per second, the centre of this tropical storm is expected to be to the north of Guyana ...

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Political Scientists split on dialogue before or after declaration of results

Three political scientists are split on whether A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) should hold talks before or after the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) declares a winner in the March 2, 2020 general elections. APNU+AFC on Wednesday said it was ready to talk with other political parties to ensure peace and craft ...

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APNU+AFC ready to talk with political parties, insists on valid votes

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday publicly signaled that it is ready to hold  talks with other parties to resolve the deepening political crisis. “The APNU+AFC coalition, in the national interest, and with a view to maintain stability and peace, remains open to dialogue with other political parties and stakeholders on the way forward for our ...

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Govt denounces CARICOM vote recount, US warns of stiffer sanctions

Guyana’s caretaker David Granger-led administration on Tuesday for the first time publicly denounced the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national vote recount report, during its participation in a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS). Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings, in reacting to remarks by the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) prime ministerial candidate, Retired Brigadier Mark ...

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

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) executive member, Anil Nandlall rejected that suggestion, saying that the only ...

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

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. In citing the reasons for the appeal, Ms. Jones, through her ...

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Guyana slams international community over election results

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 defeat and peacefully hand over power to the People’s Progressive Party ...

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APNU+AFC supporter charged with threatening GECOM Chairman

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 account against Ms. Singh if she declares the People’s Progressive Party ...

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