Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal rules that ‘valid’ votes must be used to determine elections results  

Guyana Appeal Court in Kingston

The Court of Appeal Monday afternoon ruled that in determining the results of the elections, the country’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, must do so based on who received the most “valid” votes.

But the Court did not block the Elections Commission from carrying out its work and granted a three-day stay of the order in which it inserted the word “valid” in the Constitution.

The ruling could lead to a showdown at GECOM because three of the Commissioners and the GECOM Chair had pronounced that the Chief Elections Officer could not decide for himself on the credibility of the process.

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Guyana Elections: Decision on elections credibility case set for today (22 June 2020)

Guyana Appeal Court in Kingston

–  Appeal to CCJ possible

[Jun 22, 2020  Kaieteur News ] —  A ruling is set to be handed down in the case filed over the credibility of Guyana’s Regional and General Elections at 13:30 hours today at the Appeal Court in Kingston.

The case concerns a motion filed to block Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)’S Chief Elections Officer, (CEO) Keith Lowenfield from submitting the recount report to the Chairperson retired Justice Claudette Singh to make way for declaration of a winner of the 2020 elections.    Continue reading

Coronavirus crisis could cause $25tn fossil fuel industry collapse

Value of reserves could fall by two-thirds as Covid-19 hastens peak in demand, study shows

 The looming fossil fuel crash could pose a significant threat to global financial stability, say experts. Photograph: Matthew Brown/AP

The coronavirus outbreak could trigger a $25tn (£20tn) collapse in the fossil fuel industry by accelerating a terminal decline for the world’s most polluting companies.

A study has found that the value of the world’s fossil fuel reserves could fall by two-thirds, sooner than the industry expects, because the Covid-19 crisis has hastened the peak for oil, gas and coal demand.          Continue reading

Guyana History: The West Coast Railway (1897-1971) – in Colonial Guyana

 May 23, 2020 – Things Guyana

All Aboard! The conductor blows his whistle and the train begins its journey, chugging along the expanse of plantations along the West Coast of Demerara. Such was the experience of the common Guyanese in the early 1900s. As recently as the 1970s, there was train tracks and greenery that stretched on as far as the eyes could have seen. This was because most of the villages that exist today on the railway embankment on the West Coast of Demerara did not exist.          Continue reading

Black Wall Street – Tulsa Race Massacre Pogrom was 99-YEARS AGO

Tulsa. Oklahoma: “Black Wall Street” Burning

The National Museum of African American History and Culture:

BREAKING GROUND – The TULSA RACE MASSACRE -1921

  • A Long-Lost Manuscript Contains a Searing Eyewitness Account of the Tulsa Race Pogrom of 1921
  • An Oklahoma lawyer details the attack by hundreds of whites on the thriving black neighborhood where hundreds died 99 years ago

Allison Keyes | The Smithsonian Magazine

The ten-page manuscript is typewritten, on yellowed legal paper, and folded in thirds. But the words – an eyewitness account of the May 31, 1921, racial massacre that destroyed what was known as Tulsa, Oklahoma’s “Black Wall Street” – are searing.       Continue reading

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