Politics

China donates more medical supplies to Public Health Ministry

(DPI) The Ministry of Public Health today received a donation of 30,000 face masks and 1,536 COVID-19 testing kits from the Ali Baba Foundation in the People’s Republic of China. This contribution will boost efforts to protect the frontline response to COVID-19 while ensuring more persons are tested for the disease. Receiving the donation on […]

NGSA exams likely to take place in July

Education Minister, Nicolette Henry has announced that the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations are expected to be held within the next two months. According to a statement from the Department of Public Information, the Minister explained that ample time will be given to parents and students to prepare for the exams. She has urged […]

ERC probing woman’s racist rant on Facebook

The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), has announced the start of a probe into a video that was posted on Facebook with a woman making racially insensitive remarks towards another ethnicity.  The Commission in a statement this morning said it is particularly concerned that the post can contribute to unnecessary tension rising in the society. In […]

Jagdeo calls for Carter Center’s return in wake of stranded Guyanese being allowed to come home

Hours after the National COVID-19 Task Force granted approval for over 100 Guyanese nationals stranded abroad to return home, PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said he wants to see similar approval granted to the Carter Center to be allowed in to Guyana to observe the ongoing vote recount. President David Granger has defended his government’s […]

Guyana records 7 new cases of coronavirus

There are now 7 new cases of the coronavirus in Guyana following tests carried out on 54 persons in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Public Health revealed today that 6 of the 7 new cases are men. Dr. Ertenisa Hamilton who is the Director of Primary Health Care Services said the trend is […]

GECOM to add two more workstations from tomorrow for vote recount

While it was hoping to add a total of six additional workstations, Health Officials have advised the Guyana Elections that two more workstations could be accommodated at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre in keeping with physical distancing requirements. Last week, the Elections Commission Chairperson sought the advice of the Health Officials from the National Coronavirus […]

Any declaration from GECOM’s Chairman will be legitimate and accepted by Government -Pres. Granger

Moments after meeting with officials of the Guyana Elections Commission and the CARICOM high-level team scrutinizing the recount, President David Granger made it clear that his Government will be accepting the declaration of results after the recount. On Saturday, Attorney General and APNU+AFC Candidate, Basil Williams raised questions about the legality of making a declaration […]

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