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Thanks to Kammie Holder the blogmaster highlights the following reminder to Barbadians. Let us all do our part to keep the virus contained – David Blogmaster  – Barbados Underground Blog

AG (Dale Marshall) stated – ALL businesses with a few exceptions are closed from Saturday March 28th at 8pm until April 15th to reduce human interaction and compel social distancing.
The businesses permitted to operate during the day with social distancing are:
1) Supermarkets
2) Pharmacies
3) Abatoirs, butcher shops, fish markets
4) Bakeries
5) Farms
6) Pharmaceutical, food processors, drink manufacturers
7) Banks and Credit Unions (not insurance companies)            Continue reading

New York: State pulls liquor license of Guyana restaurant in Queens for flouting governor’s orders

[New York daily News] – New Oriental Guyana Restaurant on Liberty Ave. in Jamaica, Queens was shut down by the State Liquor Authority (SLA) on charges of violating Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order barring on-premises sales of food and drink.

The New Oriental Guyana Restaurant was shut down by the State Liquor Authority on charges of violating Governor Cuomo’s order barring on-premises sales of food and drink.

Sneaky restaurateurs in Queens lost their liquor license for serving patrons in violation of Gov. Cuomo’s order barring eating and drinking on its premises, officials said Friday March 20, 2020.              Continue reading

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

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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Coronavirus Updates: Trump suspends all travel from Europe to US for 30 days, excluding UK

Global recession fears intensify;

Tom Hanks tests positive in Australia; NBA basketball season suspended indefinitely. Follow the latest.

Guyana Elections 2000 — Comedy of Errors or Circus of Terrors? – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam

Organizing free and fair elections is more important than the result itself.

The people who cast the votes decide nothing the people who count the votes decide everything.
Count me in as one of the bona fide Guyanese who was glad to know that the elections to decide who governs Guyana would be taking place on March 2, and even happier to know that there would be a team of observers (Organization of American States) headed by former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding. Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, is heading the Commonwealth Observer team. In place were all the elements to ensure that there would be
no element(s) of recurrence of the past — accusations of riggings, fraud, loud shouting and foul mouthing as was the case in the previous election of 2015.        Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: OPINION: Why Region 4 Verification was Terminated – By Ron Cheong

Why Region 4 Verification was Terminated
By Ron Cheong – March 11, 2020

To answer the question it helps to look at the verified results in the other nine Regions in conjunction with Region 4 results for 2020. First, let’s look at the three Regions other than Region 4 that APNU/AFC carried in 2015:

 In Region 10, the most unassailable APNU stronghold, their share of the verified vote is down
 In Region 8, their share declined 4.1%.
 And in Region 7, APNU/AFC share declined by a hefty 8.8%, with the smaller parties combined clawing away a significant 8.3%.

READ MORE: Why Region 4 Verification Terminated

Guyana: Former Deeds Registrar fined G$4.5M on fraud charge

Kaieteur News – 12 March 2020.

Former Deeds Registrar, Azeena Baksh, who was charged in 2017 for procuring over G$4M by false pretence, was yesterday found guilty of the offence and spared jailed time, but ordered to reimburse the state G$4,534,480.

Former Deeds and Commercial Registrar, Azeena Baksh, and her attorney, Nigel Hughes.

The 33-year-old Baksh, represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes, yesterday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Baksh was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly who handed down the ruling on the matter.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2000: High Court Orders Recount Of Ballots In Disputed Election Region

Guyana High Court

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 11, 2020 (CMC) – Acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George-Wiltshire, ruled, today, that the declaration, made by the Returning Office in Region 4, in Guyana’s disputed regional and general on March 2, was “unlawful” and in breach of the Representation of the People’s Act.

In a lengthy ruling, the Acting Chief Justice acknowledged her ruling would be of national importance and would evoke widespread interest and awareness.

“I understand that whatever rulings are made today, are likely to excite emotions of different kinds from the parties involved, as well as the wider audience and community,” she told the Court.          Continue reading

Demand for Caribbean Economic Citizenship Increases as Coronavirus Spreads

— LONDON, England, Thursday March 5, 2020 – CS Global Partners, a London-headquartered government marketing agency specializing in investor immigration, says demand for Citizenship by Investment (CBI) has increased in light of the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).

And Director Paul Singh says Caribbean islands with CBI programmes are proving to be attractive as demand for citizenship of safer countries grows.

“We work with three Caribbean governments – Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia – promoting their CBI programmes worldwide and assist authorized agents with any enquiries their clients may have regarding obtaining economic citizenship of any of these three countries.  ( Note: Grenada also has a CBI Program)              Continue reading

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