Aerial view of the city of Georgetown, Guyana on March 1, 2020. (Photo by LUIS ACOSTA / AFP via Getty Images)
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. March 11, 2020: As several CARICOM leaders arrive in Guyana today to help broker a peace deal and the incumbent Chief Justice stands ready to decide how the country’s electoral commission should proceed to determine the 2020 election winner To explain, Canada warns its nationals about traveling into the country.
Canada says nationals should “use a great deal of caution” when traveling to Guyana because “there have been demonstrations across the country following the results of the March 2, 2020 elections”.
The Canadian travel advisory also warns that “there have been sporadic outbreaks of violence in Georgetown and the eastern regions of Guyana”. The advisory was up to date from last night.
As US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Twitter, he spoke to Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland about supporting the democratic transition in Guyana and the importance of maintaining a strong OAS leadership in terms of democracy and human rights.
Freeland has failed to make public statements on Guyana on Twitter, despite Guyanese in Canada protesting outside Toronto City Hall on Sunday and several Twittering to urge Prime Minister Trudeau to step in and “help Guyana.”
Among them was Menon Dwarka, who tweeted, “@JustinTrudeau Can I use your assistance to challenge the results of the recent Guiana election? There are over 100,000 Guyanese people in Canada and it would really help the people back home if we could make them feel like the world is watching. “
The Prime Minister of Barbados and Chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mia Amor Mottley, will lead a delegation of regional prime ministers on a two-day special mission to Guyana starting today, March 11th.
She is accompanied by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Keith Mitchell of Grenada.
You will meet both with the Janitorial President David Granger of the A Partnership For National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU / AFC) as well as with the leaders of the Peoples Progressive Party / Civic and representatives of the Commonwealth, Organization of, observer missions of the American states, the European Union and the Carter Center who were in the country to oversee the conduct of the elections.
Guyanese voters are still waiting for the official results of the March 2nd elections.