Politics

GRA extends COVID-19 tax relief initiatives

The Guyana Revenue Authority today announced that it has extended those COVID-19 tax relief initiatives that should have been expiring at the end of this month. In a statement, the GRA said the decision came after a careful assessment by the Government of the impact that the pandemic has had on the economy. The deadline […]

Ethnic Relations Commission launches search for “persons of interest” in racial incitement crackdown

The Ethnic Relations Commission this afternoon announced a search for a number of persons it described as “persons of interest” in its efforts to crack down on racial incitement and racially insensitive statements on social media. In a post on its Facebook page, the ERC highlighted screenshots of some of the concerning statements and social […]

Chief Medical Officer blasts repatriated nationals who provided wrong contact info as irresponsible and selfish

Guyana’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud has blasted those Guyanese nationals who were repatriated and have provided false contact information to the authorities. The Public Health Ministry released three lists of more than 40 persons who could not be contacted. Some of them provided incorrect contact information, while others never answered the numbers they […]

CARICOM Chair concerned about Lowenfield’s Election Report; says no voter should be disenfranchised to determine credibility

While declaring that the current political situation in Guyana is not showcasing the Caribbean at its finest, Chairman of CARICOM and Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley today questioned the report submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield. In a statement, Ms. Mottley said CARICOM has remained consistent that every […]

CCJ puts hold on declaration of results until hearing and determination of Election Declaration Appeal

The Caribbean Court of Justice has officially issued an order requiring the Guyana Elections Commission and its officers and agents to take no step to prejudice the fair hearing of an Application made to the Court by Mohammed Irfaan Ali and Bharrat Jagdeo. In a statement, the CCJ said “the steps prohibit, including but not […]

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