Daily Archives: 06/02/2020

GECOM : Elections Recount: 503 ballot boxes remaining of 2339 boxes + Related articles

97 boxes counted today: 503 ballot boxes outstanding in recount process


The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has a total of 503 ballot boxes that remain to be counted.

At the end of Monday, GECOM completed the recount of 97 ballot boxes, bringing the overall total to 1,836.

With the completion of seven regions, the recount is ongoing for Regions 4, 6 and 10.

On Monday, completed 36 boxes for Region Four, 33 for Region Six, 26 for Region Ten.

GECOM tabulated 1,780 of the Statements of Recount for General Elections thus far and 1,776 for Regional.

See below boxes to be completed:              Continue reading

Suriname Elections 2020: Bouterse’s NDP Party loses to a multiparty coalition

Desi Bouterse.   – Associated Press / Andres Leighton

Bouterse’s NDP which had been seeking a third consecutive term, stumbled at the proverbial tape, declining from 26 to 16 seats in the 51-member parliament, while watching the VHP move from nine to 20 as the NDP was weighed down by several withering scandals including the recent theft of $200 million from the country’s central bank.    Continue reading

Video: Peaceful Protests across the USA against Racist Police Brutality

Demonstrations in Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, New York City, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, San Antonio, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Houston.

Hundreds of NY Guyanese facing serious crisis following COVID-19

—  jobs lost, relying on food banks

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Richmond Hill Lions Club preparing food packages

Hundreds of New York-based Guyanese, many of whom are undocumented, are facing a serious financial crisis after losing their jobs due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and are relying heavily on the distribution of food packages from various groups for their survival.

Professor Dhanpaul Narine, a community advocate, told Stabroek News that Guyanese immigrants would wait on long lines at food pantries in areas such as the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens to receive weekly food packages.            Continue reading
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