Daily Archives: March 17, 2020

Guyana Elections 2020: High Court stops Recount – CARICOM team leaves – Updates

High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Guyana Elections 2020 – GECOM Awaiting Legal Guidance Before Starting Vote Recount

 GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday March 17, 2020 – The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) today said it’s awaiting legal guidance before deciding on the commencement of a national recount of the votes cast in the March 2 general and regional elections.

Last Saturday, President David Granger sought the assistance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to oversee the recounting of ballots in all 10 administrative regions in the country, saying that would put all doubts, about the validity of the results, to rest.

Through the intervention of CARICOM’s Chair and Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, a five-member high-level team was dispatched to Guyana on Sunday to supervise the process which was expected to commence the following day.  Continue reading

Coronavirus is grounding the world’s airlines – A hard landing – The Economist

 The aviation industry may not fully recover from the effects of the pandemic

Business – The Economist Magazine

IT IS NO surprise that the industry clobbered hardest by the covid-19 pandemic is the one responsible for helping spread it to the four corners of the Earth. But the speed and depth of the nosedive which airlines have taken is nevertheless breathtaking. In a memo to staff on March 13th, entitled “The Survival of British Airways”, the carrier’s boss, Alex Cruz, spoke of “a crisis of global proportions like no other we have known” (for more coverage of the pandemic, see our coronavirus hub). Most of the industry should pull through if the situation lasts one or two quarters. Any longer, and the future of air travel could be altered for good.      Continue reading