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Daily Archives: April 7, 2016

Police Force’s professional responsibility officer on bribery charges

A former policewoman, who was attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), has been charged with allegedly taking more than GYD$162,000 and one television as bribes to drop a simple larceny charge against a man. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Suzette Cornette whose pleaded not guilty to four charges. She has to ...

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Gov’t maintains legality in appointing Mabaruma Mayor, NDC Chairmen

The APNU+AFC Administration is  maintaining that it acted within the confines of Guyana’s constitution when Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan moved to appoint the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Mabaruma and the Chairmen of five Neighbhourhood Democratic Councils across the local government sphere. This follows a ruling by Justice Diana Insanally; who on Wednesday quashed the appointment of a Mayor the new ...

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PPPC warns of action against public officers who violate law

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday warned public officers that they would find themselves in trouble if they take illegal instructions from political bosses could not prove that they were forced to do so. “If at any time, whether now or in the future, when the PPP resumes office in this country, we find- because we are going to review ...

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No monies stashed in foreign tax havens- Jagdeo; wants govt, opposition to agree to joint probe

In the wake of the leaked Panama Papers that show that several politicians and other prominent persons have stashed monies overseas, Guyana’s former President Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday that he has not hidden any of his wealth there or any other tax havens. “The answer is ‘No’ or anywhere,” he told a news conference. The leak of millions of files ...

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Daughters among four charged for brutal murder of Non-Pariel man

  Four persons were today charged at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court for the murder of Roger Manikam who was found dead on the Coldingen Public road at the weekend. Manikam’s daughters 19-year-old Nalini Manikam and her 12-year-old sister along with two males were jointly charged with murder before Magistrate Zamina Ali-Seepaul. According to prosecution facts, the murder plot was masterminded ...

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Three charged with two related Charlestown murders

Three men were Thursday arraigned for two recent murders in Charlestown, Georgetown that investigators said were connected. Charged with the murder of Gladtson “Tuffy” Taylor on April 1, 2016 at Sussex and Adelaide Streets Charlestown are 30-year old Dellon Thom and 21-year old Trefon Parris. Taylor was gunned down  while seated in a chair, in what police investigators believed was ...

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Outstanding money already paid for shares in GTT

The balance of payment of a hefty US$5M owed by a Chinese company for the sale of shares at telecoms company Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT)  has already been paid off. This is according to sources close to the recent trip to China by Minister of State Joseph Harmon to ascertain the position of that payment. It is unsure ...

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