Guyana on Wednesday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus in a Guyanese woman who returned to the South American country from the United States last week, according to a statement from the president.
Guyana has pushed back the bid
submission deadline for companies interested in a contract to
market the government's share of oil being produced by an Exxon
Mobil-led consortium to March 24, the government's
Energy Department said on Wednesday.
Guyana's chief justice ruled on Wednesday that the country's largest electoral district must resume counting votes from a March 2 election, after earlier blocking the elections commission from declaring the winner in a vote marred by accusations of fraud.
Prosperity hovered on the horizon of Guyana, a small South American country, after ExxonMobil discovered eight billion barrels of oil off its coast late last year, but a contentious election has left the expected $300 million in revenue without a sworn-in president to control it more than a week after voters cast their ballots.
Guyana's top court on Sunday upheld an injunction blocking the elections commission from proclaiming a winner in this month's presidential election, delaying the results of a vote that has been marred by accusations of fraud.
A protester was shot dead as
demonstrators took to the streets in Guyana on Saturday after
opposition leaders and international observers accused the
government of David Granger of rigging this week's presidential
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