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Guyana Court of Appeal rules that CARICOM-supervised recount is illegal

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Sunday ruled that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot farm out its responsibilities such as the management and and supervision of general elections to anyone else. President of the Court, Justice Dawn Gregory said GECOM’s decision to act on an agreement by President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat …

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Guyana Court of Appeal rules that CARICOM-supervised recount is illegal

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Sunday ruled that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot farm out its responsibilities such as the management and and supervision of general elections to anyone else. President of the Court, Justice Dawn Gregory said GECOM’s decision to act on an agreement by President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat …

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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, where not even the services …

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GHRA calls for hundreds of prisoners to be released

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling on authorities to send home hundreds of prisoners to help ease overcrowding as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. “These recommendations are also made in light of the very limited medical services currently available in the prisons, where not even the services …

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Gov’t mobilising basic supplies for vulnerable communities; Nagamootoo vows “there will be no abuse”

In light of the month-long emergency measures instituted by the Ministry of Public Health in the fight against COVID-19, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is mobilising resources to support vulnerable persons and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened and killed people in Guyana. The CDC is harnessing the resources through the National Emergency …

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Ocean View Hotel, gymnasium, Sports Hall, identified for COVID-19 patients

Government has taken over the now closed Ocean View International Hotel to convert it to an emergency hospital for COVID-19 cases should the situation worsen, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Saturday. With the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) now forecasting that Guyana’s coronavirus cases can peak to as much as 20,000 persons, government has been …

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Nagamootoo orders police to enforce minibus anti-COVID-19 passenger restrictions

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday publicly ordered the Guyana Police Force to ensure minibus operators comply with restrictions on the number of passengers minibuses must carry as part of a slew of measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, COIVID-19. “I am hoping and I am using the opportunity here to send …

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OPINION: I disagree with coalition’s commissioner recount statement; I separate from it

by GHK Lall Though I had warned to manage expectations, I still harbored faint hopes that norms would prevail, that self-respect would take priority, and that whatever processes are agreed upon and employed would be the end of the matter.  My lingering strand of optimism was that all of this would lead to the final …

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Business, religious, labour petition Inter-American Human Rights Commission to avert “political disaster” in Guyana

Twenty-five mainly private sector organisations have petitioned the United States (US)-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to pressure Guyanese authorities to recount votes in last month’s general elections under international supervision. “In all these circumstances, we urge you, Executive Secretary, to bring this petition urgently to the attention of the Commission to consider the …

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Canada helping its citizens leave Guyana

Canada on Saturday continued to fly out its citizens back to Toronto, an area heavily populated by Guyanese. High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee says 28 more left today from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport aboard a Trans Guyana Airways aircraft to Barbados. From there, they will board an Air Canada flight …

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