(Jamaica Gleaner) Popular dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has lost his appeal against his murder conviction.
(Jamaica Star) Finger-pointing, bad-mouthing, and even threats of arson were hurled at a woman in Clarendon on Thursday after residents learnt that she has tested positive for the new coronavirus – COVID-19.
More than a month after the March 2nd general elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has promised that a decision will be made today on the way forward in the protracted process which has triggered political gridlock.
President David Granger yesterday announced that from midnight tonight all places of entertainment including bars and restaurants are to be closed from 6 pm to 6 am as part of measures to reduce community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) yesterday took up the case of Guyana’s elections stalemate and called on GECOM to fulfil its constitutional mandate for a credible tabulation of votes and warned that any government sworn-in here without a transparent process would lack legitimacy.
US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch yesterday defended statements by her and high-level State Department officials calling for a credible vote count here as upholding “bedrock” principles of good governance and practising good diplomacy.
The Pan American Health Organisa-tion/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) announced yesterday that following a re-evaluation the number of projected cases in Guyana could reach as much as 20,000 by May 5, 2020.
After a short-lived release, Marcus Bisram was yesterday remanded to prison once again after Magistrate Renita Singh complied with a directive from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and reopened the preliminary inquiry into the murder charge against him at the Whim Magistrate’s Court.
In light of the presence of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) wants the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to suspend its operations while providing financial support for its sugar workers.
ATHENS (Reuters) – Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday.
The royalty payment for January from the Liza-1 well operations in the offshore Stabroek Block will see Guyana getting around US$1.2
LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Lewis, co-inventor of the Duckworth-Lewis method for settling weather-affected cricket matches, has died aged 78.
Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence yesterday urged persons to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by covering up their mouths and noses when leaving their homes.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt has painted a challenging portrait of the governing body’s finances, pointing to a shortage of working capital as a continued problem while underscoring the need to secure sustainable revenue streams.
ROME (Reuters) – Football will be totally different when it eventually resumes after the coronavirus outbreak, the head of global soccer body FIFA Gianni Infantino said yesterday.
A warning from the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) about the consumption of “wild meat” in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic outbreak could compel large numbers of Guyanese to set that particular preference aside at least for as long as the virus persists.
Maintaining that it did not submit expired HIV testing kits to the Ministry of Public Health, Caribbean Medical Supplies Inc.
In recognition of the difficulties many of its clients are currently experiencing because of the coronavirus, the Institute of Private Enterprise Development Limited (IPED) will waive all late fees generated after February 29 and suspend the penalty interest for late or deferred installments.
LONDON (Reuters) – Tennis may not return until 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of the entire grasscourt season and most of the claycourt campaign, All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) chief executive Richard Lewis said yesterday.
With the halt of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-supported school meals programme for children in Latin America and the Carib-bean, the UN organisation wants regional governments to implement measures to support schoolchildren whose families “have greater difficulties in accessing food,” and ensure that children’s access to nutritious food is maintained, in the current conditions of emergency associated with the global coronavirus pandemic.