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Daily Archives: February 20, 2016

Water, housing woes to top complaints as Meet the Public flies into Lethem

As persons from Region Nine continue to pour into the Tabatinga Sports Ground awaiting the arrival of high level government officials, it is anticipated that the water crisis will be the number 1 complaint. Regional Chairman Brian Allicock told Demerara Waves that water, along with housing development will top the list of complaints. Guyana is currently experiencing a dry spell ...

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Guns surrendered under Gun Amnesty to be reissued legally

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has declared that firearms surrendered under the Gun Amnesty Project can be reissued to persons. Speaking specifically to residents of Lethem in the Government's meet the Public Day, Nagamootoo stated that the firearms can be reissued once the legal work is done. In 2015 the Public Security Ministry launched a massive gun amnesty program for persons ...

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Govt to appeal decision against Scott, Felix

Attorney General, Basil Williams has signaled that government would be appealing a High Court decision that two government ministers could not be non-elected members of the National Assembly because they were on the APNU+AFC’s list of candidates. “We totally reject that decision as being erroneous in point of law and we are going to challenge that decision,” he said in ...

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Guyanese woman sentenced in five-state gift card scheme

(THE SARATOGIAN) A Guyanese woman will serve more than six years in prison after she and others used counterfeit credit cards to buy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards from grocery stores, including some in Saratoga County. Georgette Jackman, age 37, a Guyanese citizen and a former resident of Brooklyn, was sentenced Thursday in federal court to serve ...

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Burnham conspired to assassinate Walter Rodney- Commission of Inquiry

Thirty-six years after co-founder of the Working People’s Alliance, Dr. Walter Rodney was killed in a bomb-blast death at the height of calls to dislodge the then People’s National Congress (PNC) from government, a Commission of Inquiry has found that then Prime Minister Forbes Burnham was part of the plot. “Further, given the manner in which the country was run ...

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