Daily Archives: March 14, 2020

Guyana Elections 2020: Guyana’s governing group is declared winner in disputed vote – ABC News

Guyana’s governing group is declared winner in disputed vote. The election commission in oil-rich Guyana has declared that the governing coalition won the country’s disputed vote, despite international concerns about the credibility of the process

The commission said late Friday that it will move this weekend to verify vote totals in the March 2 general election as international observer groups said the tallying was flawed and not transparent.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: Granger, Jagdeo agree to CARICOM-supervised recount of All Votes

Caricom Headquarters
Georgetown. Guyana.

CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has announced that President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, have agreed for a CARICOM team to oversee the recount of the all ten electoral districts.

— Mottley sees it as ‘giant step’ in determining the will of the people

By Staff Editor – Stabroek News –

The deal could potentially defuse a national crisis over the Region Four count from the March 2 general elections that has deepened the political and racial divide in the country, a flare-up of unrest and seen Guyana threatened with isolation by the US, UK, EU and Canada.

The crisis has revolved around the failure of the Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo to properly count the votes to the dismay of opposition parties and local and international observers.

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Guyana Elections 2020: Region Four Declaration Puts Coalition Ahead + Related Elections News

Category Archive: Kaieteur News

..… Late-night Region Four declaration puts coalition ahead

Returning officer, Clairmont Mingo made a declaration of the region four general and regional election results shortly before midnight last night at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)’s…

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OPINION: Election violence shows need for power-sharing in racially divided Guyana

 By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

The dreaded oil curse seen in some small countries which became suddenly wealthy and which some commentators have been warning Guyana about has struck even before the expected billions of dollars has come on stream from newly discovered eight billion barrels of oil deposit.

The first shipment had barely left before violent unrest erupted. It was not about petro-dollar corruption, which was the fear, but the original bane of Guyana – tense race relations mixed with politics. This time it is over the purported result of the March 2 general election and the attendant turmoil is as wholly unnecessary as it is distressing.          Continue reading

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARTICLES – The Coronavirus Pandemic

National GeographicNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARTICLES – The Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus is poised to disrupt the everyday lives of millions of Americans. To help you and your families better understand the disease and learn how to protect yourselves, National Geographic is providing free access to all of our coronavirus coverage.

What would a massive lockdown look like in the United States?

Two huge lockdowns are underway—of Italy and China’s Hubei province, each home to about 60 million people. In the U.S., a lockdown on that scale would equate to shutting off California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona.

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CORONAVIRUS: Caribbean News Update


COVID-19 Spreads: First Cases in Antigua, Trinidad, Cayman Islands; New Cases in Martinique, Jamaica

Caribbean Airlines Crew Members in Self-Quarantine Following Death of Passenger Who Had Coronavirus

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