Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

Guyana Elections 2020: High Court says it can hear case against GECOM…..

— agrees elections report must be scrapped

Guyana High Court

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Sunday ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to hear related cases involving several now “absolute” orders against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that results for Region Four must not be declared unless they are verified using the same process as they other nine regions have.

Sunday’s decision effectively puts a brake on the possible meeting of GECOM to ratify  a report by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield and pave the way for the possible swearing in of David Granger as President for a second consecutive term.              Continue reading

GUYANA: OPINION: Neither of the two major parties could govern effectively anymore – by GHK Lall

In a flash we went from what was about disagreeing to what is now the disbelieving. I don’t care how we got there, the fact is that we are here, and it is inflaming, distressing, and devastating. I don’t like it; I don’t agree with it; I don’t think what developed on Thursday could stand. I wish I could take a different tact, but I just can’t.

From one corner, there are shouts about winning, yet there is no celebrating. If this is winning, then we are better off without it. If this is about respect for the whole process, then the bottom has just fallen out from this society; it has no moorings; it has just lost its visions of what lies ahead. Already I sense the stirrings of instability, of chronic wretchedness gathering for a full head of steam.      Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: Letter from Joseph G Singh- Major General (retd)

Retired M.G. Joseph Singh

Letter from Joseph G Singh, Major General (retd)

I published a letter last Friday, and I do appreciate the feedback I received from many citizens and friends from here and abroad, who, like all of us, only wish the best for our beloved country Guyana, as we navigate through some perilous waters to arrive at a safe harbor.

As I indicated in that letter, I hold no Brief for any political party but am interested in working, like many others, towards achieving an outcome from the current 2020 Elections challenges,  that may not satisfy everyone but which at the very least, complies with the Rule of Law and the Guyana Constitution, and one which is respectful of basic human rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The scenes from across the coastal regions of Guyana, captured on video and displayed over the last seventy-two hours on television and social media, showed groups of citizens either celebrating or protesting, depending with which side of the political divide they are aligned.            Continue reading

Coronavirus Outbreak – Fragile safety net leaves U.S. economy vulnerable to hit – Commentary : REUTERS

Unlike in other rich countries, the United States provides thin and uneven social assistance for its 130 million full-time workers, and even less for the country’s nearly 30 million part-time employees.

There also are no federal laws requiring companies to provide paid sick leave, or paid time off to care for sick relatives, leaving workers at the mercy of their employers and local governments.                Continue reading

Video Report: Breaking down coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy – CBS News

Video Report: Breaking down coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy – CBS News

Coronavirus quarantines in China have had a significant impact on the global economy. In Los Angeles, where 40% of all shipped imports enter the country at the U.S.’s largest port, traffic is slowing down and affecting job earnings as factory shutdowns are taking a toll on the supply chain.

Everything from the automotive industry to the toy industry are taking a hit. Jill Schlesinger joins “CBS This Morning” to explain how U.S. consumers could feel the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Guyana Elections 2020: Chief Justice to rule on March 8. 2020 on court’s jurisdiction – Region Four results count – UPDATED

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Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire will on Sunday afternoon (today March 8, 2020) rule on whether the High Court has the jurisdiction to hear an application seeking to have the tabulation of votes in Region Four at Monday’s General Elections done according to the law prior to the declaration of a final result.

If the judge finds that the court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the application, the injunction will be discharged.         

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