Daily Archives: 06/19/2020

Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) slams false social media reports

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 18, 2020

GRA logoThe management of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has called on persons to desist from spreading inaccurate and unfounded information about the agency through electronic and other media.

In a press release issued to today, the GRA stated “Reference can be made to recent posts on the social media platform Facebook alleging that several private garbage disposal vehicles were seen at the GRA’s headquarters loading and carting off “documents” under the watchful eye of its Law Enforcement arm.”        Continue reading

USA Politics: Trump in Tulsa: City faces up to violent past ahead of rally – BBC News

Supporters of US President Donald Trump camp outside the BOK Center, the venue for his upcoming rally, in Tulsa, Oklahoma on 17 June 2020.
President Donald Trump has rescheduled his Tulsa rally to Saturday

President Donald Trump is holding his first political rally since the start of the pandemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this weekend. His choice of location and the date have raised tensions in a city struggling to come to terms with its history of violent racism.

On 1 June 1921, a white mob ransacked the prosperous black neighbourhood of Greenwood, killing an estimated 300 people and burning 35 blocks of homes and businesses to the ground.            Continue reading

Guyana Elections: The Four Steps towards Swearing in of New Government

 Jun 18, 2020 – Kaieteur News – By Ruel Johnson

These steps  are now delayed due to Court of Appeal hearing seeking to stop declaration, because of issue regarding “Valid Votes”

On Tuesday, GECOM Chair Claudette Singh directed Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield to prepare and submit a report “pursuant to article 177(2)(b) of the Constitution and Section 96 of the Representation of the People Act Chapter 1:03’.

The Certificate of Tabulation for District (Region) Four for the General Elections is below. It should be noted in the top two highlighted areas that the term “Valid Votes” is used; that GECOM certified, as highlighted in the middle, the tabulation; even though, as highlighted in the lower part of the document, APNU+AFC decided not to sign off. It is these certificates, for both general and regional, that Lowenfield is compelled to apply a formula and allocate seats.    Continue reading

USA Economy: Homeless Populations Explode due to Eviction ‘Apocalypse’ – Business Insider

Business Insider – Posted on June 13, 2020 by Dominic-Madori Davis 

As eviction bans across the country start to lift, the US could face an eviction ‘apocalypse’

Many Americans are now at risk of being evicted from their homes.  

  • At least 44 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past three months as the coronavirus pandemic devastated industries such as retail and hospitality.
  • Many who lost jobs were unable to pay their rent or utilities, prompting state and federal governments to issue a temporary ban on evictions.
  • But those bans are set to expire this summer, leaving many people at risk of losing their homes.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE MUST COME – by Dave Martins 

By: Dave Martins 

Stabroek News. – April 5, 2020  (Written more than two months ago)

Over one month ago on a very early morning at 6:00, I stood in line with my wife Annette and a host of other Guyanese to vote for a government of my choice. Today, over one month later, all of Guyana is still awaiting the completion of the counting of those votes and the instillation of a rightful Government of our choice.

Over one month now Guyana has been aware of the Global Covid19 Pandemic yet our politicians appear more focused on winning at any, or all, cost more than on the health of our citizens.            Continue reading

GECOM pushes back meetings to make way for Court of Appeal hearing

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has pushed back future meetings now that the Guyana Court of Appeal has set Friday to hear a case filed by private citizen whether that election management body must first decide on a “final credible count” of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections.

Eslyn David  is asking that the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield be prevented from submitting that report to the GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh without  “determining the final credible count and or the credibility” of the polls in keeping with the national vote recount orders.

After receiving a notice of motion, Lowenfield did not submit his report.          Continue reading

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