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History: The Arrival of the Portuguese in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1834 – 2 articles

By Odeen Ishmael

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From the time of the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and, particularly, during the period of the campaign to end slavery, the planters of the Caribbean and Guyana were aware of the acute need to find a substitute labour force that was both cheap and reliable to fill the ranks of the soon-to-be-liberated Africans. They initially were interested in seeking a labour force from Europe since they realised that there was a decreasing proportion of Whites in the colony.

They felt that this imbalance could be remedied by recruiting indentured labour from European countries. In addition to strengthening their own security, they wanted to have an alternative labour force to compete with the ex-slaves for plantation jobs after emancipation and thus forcing down employment costs.     Continue reading

Elections Recount: GECOM decides to tabulate votes from 29 boxes without documents

The Arthur Chung Conference Centre where the recount is taking place.

The Arthur Chung Conference Centre where the recount is taking place.

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This story is developing and will be updated.

GECOM has decided to tabulate the votes from the 29 East Coast boxes that weren’t accompanied by statutory documents, sources say.

The decision was taken at a meeting of GECOM today. There have been conflicting reports about why the boxes did not have the documents.

The recount of ballot boxes is expected to end today.

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Coronavirus cases in Guyana: 4 confirmed ;13 compulsorily quarantined

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Boyle

The senior Public Health Ministry official made the disclosure, even as she rubbished websites that are reporting that Guyana has as much as 21 cases. “They don’t have credible data. I don’t know where their data is coming from but it’s certainly not coming from the Ministry of Health” she told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM / Demerara Waves Online News.  Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: Guyana’s governing group is declared winner in disputed vote – ABC News

Guyana’s governing group is declared winner in disputed vote. The election commission in oil-rich Guyana has declared that the governing coalition won the country’s disputed vote, despite international concerns about the credibility of the process

The commission said late Friday that it will move this weekend to verify vote totals in the March 2 general election as international observer groups said the tallying was flawed and not transparent.          Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: Letter from Joseph G Singh- Major General (retd)

Retired M.G. Joseph Singh

Letter from Joseph G Singh, Major General (retd)

I published a letter last Friday, and I do appreciate the feedback I received from many citizens and friends from here and abroad, who, like all of us, only wish the best for our beloved country Guyana, as we navigate through some perilous waters to arrive at a safe harbor.

As I indicated in that letter, I hold no Brief for any political party but am interested in working, like many others, towards achieving an outcome from the current 2020 Elections challenges,  that may not satisfy everyone but which at the very least, complies with the Rule of Law and the Guyana Constitution, and one which is respectful of basic human rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The scenes from across the coastal regions of Guyana, captured on video and displayed over the last seventy-two hours on television and social media, showed groups of citizens either celebrating or protesting, depending with which side of the political divide they are aligned.            Continue reading

Coronavirus Outbreak – Fragile safety net leaves U.S. economy vulnerable to hit – Commentary : REUTERS

Unlike in other rich countries, the United States provides thin and uneven social assistance for its 130 million full-time workers, and even less for the country’s nearly 30 million part-time employees.

There also are no federal laws requiring companies to provide paid sick leave, or paid time off to care for sick relatives, leaving workers at the mercy of their employers and local governments.                Continue reading

Video Report: Breaking down coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy – CBS News

Video Report: Breaking down coronavirus’ impact on the U.S. economy – CBS News

Coronavirus quarantines in China have had a significant impact on the global economy. In Los Angeles, where 40% of all shipped imports enter the country at the U.S.’s largest port, traffic is slowing down and affecting job earnings as factory shutdowns are taking a toll on the supply chain.

Everything from the automotive industry to the toy industry are taking a hit. Jill Schlesinger joins “CBS This Morning” to explain how U.S. consumers could feel the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Guyana Elections 2020: Chief Justice to rule on March 8. 2020 on court’s jurisdiction – Region Four results count – UPDATED

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Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire will on Sunday afternoon (today March 8, 2020) rule on whether the High Court has the jurisdiction to hear an application seeking to have the tabulation of votes in Region Four at Monday’s General Elections done according to the law prior to the declaration of a final result.

If the judge finds that the court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the application, the injunction will be discharged.         

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Guyana Politics 2020: Another election and another tribal division – By Adam Harris

Toronto Kaiteur Lions Club: 28th Anniversary Ball – Toronto – April 4. 2020 – CANCELLED

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