Guyana News

Guyana’s Ali sworn in as president after disputed vote

Stabroek News: Mohamed Irfaan Ali, 40,  was declared the 9th Executive President of Guyana by GECOM Chairperson, Claudette Singh. He was later sworn in as President at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre after a series of fast-moving events. Former GDF...

United States Urges Granger Government In Guyana To ‘Step Aside’

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called on the administration of President David Granger in Guyana to "respect the result of democratic elections and step aside." Speaking at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, Pompeo said he...

15 Prisoners Injured In Guyana Prison Riot

SOME 15 prisoners are said to have sustained injuries, while there were no deaths or escapes following a riot that led to a fire at the East Coast Demerara Lusignan Prison around 12:45hrs on Sunday. According to reports from the...

CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal Judgment, Chief Election Officer’s Report Invalid

July 8 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago:-  In a judgment delivered today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that the judgment handed down by the Guyana Court of Appeal on 22 June 2020, which judgment was used...

Guyana: Family Of Three Perish In Fire

A family of three died during a fire in an apartment complex in Guyana, local reports say. According to Stabroek News, the fire broke out Saturday night. The newspaper identified the dead as  Dawall Ifill, 14, his mother Beverly Miller, 40,...

Guyana Private Sector Urges David Granger To Concede Election Defeat

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) today congratulated PPP/C presidential candidate Irfaan Ali on his election to the presidency and called on caretaker President David Granger to recognise the result of the March 2nd elections as reflected in the recount. A...

University Of Guyana Appoints First Female Vice Chancellor

Press Release:- Professor Paloma Mohamed-Martin has been appointed as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana after a year-long search.  She will be the first woman to hold the post. The University has been operational for 57 years and has had...

Guyana Vendors Fined For Operating Without Masks

Guyana Chronicle:- SOME 51 vendors operating at Albouystown, Stabroek, and Bourda markets, were, on Wednesday, charged and fined for not wearing a face mask, while plying their trade. The Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown had implemented several measures,...

CARICOM Observer Team For Guyana Elections Recount Arrives

CARICOM Today:- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Observer Team for the recount of Guyana’s Regional and General Elections arrived in Guyana Friday afternoon. The three-member Team is led by Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University...

Guyana: concern over COVID-19 death rate

Stabroek News: Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll percentage of 10.4 is far beyond the World Health Organization’s estimated 3 – 4 % mortality rate and this is of great concern to the Public Health Ministry. These figures were disclosed yesterday during...

Guyana Announces Month-Long Curfew

Guyana Chronicle:- GOVERNMENT on Friday extended its emergency measures to combat the dread coronavirus with the implementation of a 12-hour curfew on citizens. These emergency measures are made pursuant to the paragraphs (1) and (2)(b) of the Direction by the President,...

CARICOM Election Recount Team Leaving Guyana

Stabroek News:- The CARICOM high-level team that was due to oversee a recount of votes cast at the March 2 elections has decided to call it quits and will today depart Guyana as a court order today blocked the Guyana...

CARICOM Team Arrives In Guyana For Elections Recount

CARICOM Today:- A CARICOM High Level Team is now in Guyana to supervise the re-counting of ballots from the country’s 2 March 2020 Elections. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, on Saturday announced that Guyana’s President Mr David Granger...

Guyana Confirms Second Coronavirus Case

Stabroek News: (14th March, 2020)-  A second case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was today confirmed in Guyana, while the results of another suspected case is yet to be disclosed. This is according to the Ministry of Public Health...

Woman With Coronavirus Dies In Guyana, SVG Reports First Case

A 52-year-old woman in Guyana who contracted Coronavirus died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Wednesday, local reports say. President David Granger has called for calm. A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency said the Guyanese national had travelled from the...

Coalition Takes The Lead In Guyana Elections

Guyana Chronicle:- THE total results declared by Returning Officers (ROs) for all 10 Administrative Regions in the Regional Elections show that the coalition government has taken the lead by over 7,600 votes. With Region Four (Demera-Mahaica) being the last set of...

Guyana Opposition Leads With 8 Of 10 Regions Counted

Stabroek News:- With eight regions having declared results, the Opposition People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was leading A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) by roughly 52,500 votes in the regional component of Monday's general and regional elections with...

54 Persons In Guyana Screened For Coronavirus

Guyana Chronicle:- AS part of continued efforts to guard against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has plagued China and other countries across the world, 54 persons, with travel history from ‘high risk’ countries, have been screened for the virus. The coronavirus outbreak...

Saint Lucian Heads CARICOM Election Observation Mission To Guyana

Saint Lucian Cynthia Cleopatra Combie-Martyr is in Guyana as the head of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) election observation mission. Combie-Martyr is the Chair of the Saint Lucia Electoral Commission. Another Saint Lucian, Gaspar Jn. Baptiste, who is Saint Lucia's Chief Elections...

Guyana Politician Denies Defaming Chris Gayle

Stabroek News:-  Via his attorney, PPP/C candidate  Charles Ramson Jr has denied that he defamed international cricketer, Chris Gayle. Ramson Jr was sent a lawyer’s letter on February 4th on behalf of Gayle, who has asked that he retract statements...

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