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Daily Archives: October 20, 2016

Couple caught with marijuana jailed for five years

A couple was on Thursday slapped with five years imprisonment, after having been on trial for narco trafficking. Hubert Bartholomew and Rochelle Gittens were jointly charged for having in their possession 1.550kg of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The find was made at the couple’s Howes Street Charlestown on August 22, 2016. On the day they were charged (August ...

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Accused murderer of Timehri mechanic for High Court trial

Twenty-year-old Rayon Jones was on Thursday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit. The murder accused, of  212 Fourth Avenue Bartica was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him in June by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The charge states that on Thursday, June 9, ...

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Carvil Duncan blocks Tribunal from proceeding with removal hearing

The High Court has ordered the suspension of the work of a Presidential Tribunal that has been established to determine whether Chairman of the Public Service Commission, Carvil Duncan should be removed from office because he is currently facing criminal charges. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News,  Justice Franklin Holder prohibited Justice Roxanne George (chair of the ...

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Govt to focus on preserving forests following Barama’s closure; Jagdeo warns against over emphasis on conservation

The Ministry of Natural Resources  on Thursday announced that Barama Company Limited’s (BCL) decision not to renew its Forest Concession Agreement paves the for a review of the importance of standing forests,  less than three hours after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo warned that government’s heavy emphasis on forest conservation was costing jobs. The Ministry of Natural Resources  (MNR) confirmed that ...

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Jagdeo, Health Minister differ on doctors being removed from contract with gratuity

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused government of forcing recently-trained medical doctors to leave the public health sector because they have been taken off contracts  with gratuity and placed on the pensionable establishment of Guyana’s Public Service. Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that “they (the doctors) are employed by the Public Service ...

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Banks DIH delivery personnel robbed, tied

Police are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on the driver of a delivery truck, which occurred about 7 O’clock Wednesday night at Beterverwagting Public Road, ECD, of a sum of money by three males, one armed with a handgun.   Police said enquiries disclosed that the driver/salesman Trevor Thom, of West Ruimveldt,  and two porters, all employees of ...

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