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DIASPORA | American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) Donates Protective Equipment to Ministry Of Health

New York, NY,  March 28, 2020 - As the number of persons testing positive for the COVID-19 virus in Jamaica moved to 30 over the past 24 hours, the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for first responders is expected to be eased with the donation of a large shipment of sterile gloves, Surgical Gowns and Nebulizers, courtesy of the New York based American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ).
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GUYANA A Sovereign State Governed by The Rule of Law Says Gov't

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 28, 2020 - The Government of Guyana on Saturday responded to the summoning Guyana’s Ambassador to Washington by the US State Department, over the credibility of the March 2 2020 general elections, advising that the country is a self-governing state that abides by the rule of law.
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GUYANA | US Steps up Pressure, Summons Ambassador Over Election Results

GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, March 26, 2020- Despite the fact that the United States is aware that the Guyana elections have been the subject of a court matter and nothing can be done until the court rules, the Trump administration continues to pressure the Guyana government regarding the outcome of the elections.
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CARICOM Committed to Competitive Markets and Consumer Protection

CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana - March 27,2020 - Press Release - The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the small economies of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). With Member States closing borders, recommending social distancing and closure of main economic activities such as dining out, “staycations” and other community gatherings, it is fair to say that COVID - 19  has not only impacted the very social fabric of Member States but also commercial and consumer welfare within the Region.
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GUYANA | High Court has jurisdiction to hear elections case

GEORGETOWN, March 27, 2020 - The Guyana Supreme Court says that body has the authority to hear a request for a judicial review of a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to have a national recount of the votes cast in General and Regional elections on the 2nd of March 2020.
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GUYANA | Court orders Region 4 election Tabulation to Resume by 11:00 am Thursday

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 11, 2020 - Chief Justice Roxane George has ordered  the Guyana Election Commission’s (GECOM) Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo to return to the process of tabulating the Statements of Poll for Region 4 and to complete the process before making a declaration. She has nullified the previous declaration, declaring it as unlawful.
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GUYANA | British warns of consequences if Govt is installed on current election results

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 24, 2020 - Despite President Granger’s insistence that he will not interfere in the deliberations of the Guyana Elections Commission, as it is an independent constitutional body, the western powers continue to warn against the swearing-in of any government on the basis of what they have descrtibed as  “non-credible” results from the March 2, 2020 General elections.
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Trump Administration Indicts Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro

WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2020 - The Trump administration has filed criminal charges against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other government officials for what they claim as turning Venezuela into a narco-state by collaborating with a Colombian guerrilla group to exported tons of cocaine to the United States. They have offered a $15m reward for any information leading to Mr Maduro's arrest.

CARICOM | Caribbean Court Of Justice Issues First Advisory Opinion On Freedom Of Movement Within The Region

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 21, 2020 - The Caribbean Court of Justice says it’s perfectly alright for member states to temporarily opt out of certain commitments under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC), provided that the fundamental objectives of the Community, as laid down in the Treaty, are not negatively affected, and it meets the five conditions are needed for the effective implementation of an opt-out.
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OAS | Luis Almagro Re-Elected As OAS Secretary-General

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia March 21, 2020 – Despite efforts by several countries to postpone the elections in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organisation of American States’ (OAS) General Assembly on Friday convened a special meeting and re-elected US backed Luis Almagro, as Secretary General, yesterday, for a second five-year term.
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JAMAICA| Jackson wants Strict COVID-19 Screening at Ports of Entry

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 19, 2020:  The People’s National Party’s Shadow Minister of National Security, Fitz Jackson, says the Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, whose portfolio covers the country's immigration services must advise the country of the protocol regime presently in use at the country’s ports of entry.

High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

GEORGETOWN, March 17, 2020 - While the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) examines the legal ramifications of the Aide Memoire between the Opposition Leader and President David Granger aimed at kick-starting the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-supervised recount of votes cast in March 2 general elections, the High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking that exercise.
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GUYANA | Legal Guidance being sought for Recount to proceed

GEORGETOWN, March 17, 2020 - The Guyana Elections Commission says it is studying a copy of the Aide Memoire signed by President David Granger and the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo in relation to the recount of the March 2 General and Regional Elections under the supervision of an independent team from the Caribbean Community, CARICOM.
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GUYANA | Commonwealth, OAS welcome general elections vote recount

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 16, 2020 - The Commonwealth and the Organisation of American States (OAS) have welcomed the decision by President David Granger to ask CARICOM to help with supervising a national recount of votes cast in Guyana’s general elections earlier this month.
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GUYANA | CARICOM-Supervised National Vote Recount to begin Monday

GEORGETOWN, March 16, 2020 - Demerara Waves - The national recount of votes in Guyana’s general elections, under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team is expected to begin on Monday now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the regional organisation settled on the terms of reference, election commissioners said late Sunday night.
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GUYANA | APNU+AFC wants a vote recount in all ten Regions

GEORGETOWN, Guyana March 14, 2020 – Against the background that an independent high level Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team will be in Guyana next week, to supervise the recount of ballots in Region 4, the APNU+AFC has requested a recount of the votes in all Regions, from one to 10, in the March 2 General and Regional elections.
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GUYANA | GECOM declares APNU+AFC winner of Region Four

GEORGETOWN, Guyana March 14, 2020 - (GECOM’s) Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo late Friday night declared A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the general and regional elections in Region Four.
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