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COVID-19: Govt will shut down entertainment places from midnight Friday

President David Granger says government will shut down several businesses from Friday night because people have been ignoring calls for social distancing for several weeks now. “The Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places of entertainment, including bars, clubs, gymnasiums, night clubs, restaurants and swimming pools, between () 18:00 hours and 06:00 hours (6pm ...

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Guyana remains a “sovereign State” -gov’t reacts to international community

Government on Saturday reacted to United States’ State Department summoning Guyana’s Ambassador to Washington over the credibility of general elections, saying that the country is a self-governing state that abides by the rule of law. “For the benefit of all international partners and friends, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to affirm that Guyana remains a sovereign state governed by ...

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President issues wide-ranging anti-coronavirus orders to destroy property, curtail movement of people, spend emergency funds

President David Granger has issued sweeping powers that may include the destruction of personal property, compulsory hospitalisation, and the spending of monies from the Consolidated Fund to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). He said his directive remains in force until he withdraws it. Citing provisions in the Guyana Constitution to guarantee free public health care and the deprivation of people’s ...

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OPINION: Mr President, please call off the Dogs of War

by Major General (Ret’d) Joseph Singh I respectfully pen this open letter to you via the media in the hope that you will realise the national importance I have attached to taking this step. I am placing my neck on the line that you are being manipulated by persons who do not have the best interests of our beloved Guyana ...

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CARICOM Chairperson says “forces” don’t want Guyana election votes counted

The Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Tuesday night that there is a deliberate effort to thwart the will of Guyana’s electorate by avoiding a total national recount of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general elections. Hours after a Guyana High Court injunction blocked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from going ...

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Jagdeo, Granger ink document for national recount; fresh controversy erupts over order of count

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger signed a record of their discussions and decisions Monday night, a move regarded as the last step before a Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections begins. “This (signing) is done. Let’s see how fast the count could be done,” a well-placed source familiar ...

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Update: Granger, Jagdeo may sign agreement tonight for vote recount in all 10 regions -sources

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are Monday night expected to sign an agreement containing the essence of their decisions and discussions after which the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections is expected to begin, sources said. The well-placed sources said the agreement was necessary especially because the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire ...

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Granger says GECOM-CARICOM recount accord needed; Jagdeo suspicious

President David Granger Sunday afternoon said the Caribbean Community’s  (Caricom) supervision of a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections depends on an agreement between that regional organisation and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), a move that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo sees as a sinister plot. “I am not sure that they want to delay ...

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GECOM considers national recount of votes cast

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is considering an agreement by Guyana’s two major political leaders for a total national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team. “The proposition is for a national recount,” Election Commissioner, Vincent Alexander told reporters. Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said Caricom ...

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Granger asks CARICOM to oversee national recount of all votes

A Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) team is preparing to come to Guyana to supervise the recount of ballots cast countrywide, after the controversial tabulation and declaration showed President David Granger is the winner. Following is the statement by CARICOM Chairperson, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley: Many of you are aware that I led a high-level team of Caribbean Prime Ministers ...

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