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Daily Archives: March 26, 2014

First SWAT team told to respect human rights

The country’s first Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit has graduated from its first phase of training and the police administration has called on the group to maintain a good public image and respect human rights. The group of highly trained men have been undergoing training by overseas firm , The Emergence Group (TEG) . Sporting a conspicuous grey uniform, ...

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Speaker’s appeal of High Court budget cut ruling wouldn’t prevent slashes- Ramjattan

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman’s appeal against a High Court ruling that the House could not cut the National Budget is not expected to prevent the opposition from slashing portions of the 2014 estimates. Trotman’s lawyer, Khemraj Ramjattan, said he did not request any stay of execution of Chief Justice, Ian Chang’s ruling handed down in January. Ramjattan ...

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Man charged with assaulting granny

A man accused of threatening and assaulting his grandmother was Wednesday granted GUY$30,000 bail. Eustace Griffith is accused of using threatening language to his grandmother, Joan Hazel Hendy, on March 23 at Cane Ville, East Bank Demerara. The circumstances about the alleged incident were not read in court. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore granted the man his pre-trial liberty after he ...

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Man jailed for domestic violence, assaulting police

A man who assaulted his common-law wife and behaved badly to police when they went to arrest him would have to spend the next 12 months in jail. The sentence was imposed on 39 year old Orlando Grumble of 207 Alexander Street, Bourda, Georgetown after he pleaded guilty to 10 charges when he appeared before City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond. He ...

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High Court discharges Robert Corbin’s case against ERC

High Court Judge, Brassington Reynolds has discharged an injunction which was filed in 2006 by then Opposition Leader , Robert Corbin regarding to constitutionality of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC).. Former ERC Chairman, Junior Finance Minister  Juan Edghill told the media at his office today that the lawyers for Corbinon Monday indicated that they did not wish to continue with ...

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Elderly woman found strangled

A woman was killed during a robbery at North Ruimveldt. From all accounts she was strangled. She has been identified as 75 year old Joyce Lewis of 3630 Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt. Police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said Lewis’ hands and feet were tied and “the house was completely ransacked”. Investigstors are working on the theory that she was killed during ...

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Speaker appeals High Court ruling against budget cut

As parliamentarians prepare to debate the 2014 National Budget, House Speaker Raphael Trotman has appealed a High Court decision that the National Assembly could not cut the estimate of expenditures. In moving to the Court of Appeal against the January 29,2012 ruling by Chief Justice Ian Chang, the Speaker said the Judge was wrong in finding that it was illegal ...

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