Health Minister urges wearing of masks when out in public

While reporting that the number of coronavirus positive cases in Guyana remains at 19, Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence today urged Guyanese to wear a mask that would cover their mouth and nose once they decide to venture out in public. “The advisory is that if you need to venture out then take as […]

All Bars and Places of entertainment to close from 6 pm daily -President announces

In an effort to strengthen steps against social gatherings, the Government has moved to force the closure of entertainment and other spots from 6 pm daily. In a statement on ongoing measures to fight the coronavirus, President David Granger today said “the Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places […]

Commonwealth Group stands ready to assist with credible conclusion of electoral process in Guyana

The Commonwealth Group of Ministers has expressed concern about the ongoing situation in Guyana regarding the elections, noting that it has “grave concern that the credible and transparent counting and tabulation of every vote in Region 4 have been persistently frustrated”. The Group of Ministers met on Tuesday via video conferencing. In its statement this […]

PSC asks OAS for high-level international mission to execute recount of Region 4 votes

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission has written to the recently re-elected Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States seeking the “urgent intervention” of the OAS to execute a recount of the votes for Region 4 only. In a letter signed by PSC Chairman Gerry Gouveia and carrying the names of several other organisations, the PSC declared […]

GECOM to meet Thursday on Court decisions; PPP nominated Commissioners fume at delay

The Guyana Elections Commission is likely to meet tomorrow to discuss the way forward following the Full Court’s decision to throw out the injunctions blocking a recount of votes.  The meeting was expected to take place today, but the Government nominated members of the Elections Commission requested time to study the Court’s ruling.  Opposition nominated […]

Guyana’s COVID-19 Positive Cases jump to 19

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Guyana has jumped from 12 to 19 within 24 hours. There is one case that the test has returned an inconclusive result. Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence made the worrying announcement this afternoon during her daily update. The number of deaths remains at two and there is […]

Domestic air travel to and from bordering locations suspended as airports remain closed

While announcing that Guyana’s two international airports will remain closed to international traffic for the next month, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has announced new restrictions for domestic air travel. In a statement to local air operators, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority announced that domestic air travel to and from bordering regions has now been […]