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Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Jagdeo agrees to send envoy to Attorney General to discuss GECOM Chairmanship issue

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night said he would be sending an envoy to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out disagreements over the constitutional requirements for appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Jagdeo was responding publicly to President David Granger’s formal request for the Opposition Leader to send someone of ...

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Granger to Jagdeo: Send representative to meet Attorney General on GECOM Chairmanship controversy

President David Granger on Wednesday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to send a representative to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out concerns about the constitutionality of the six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. The President suggested to Jagdeo that he picks someone to meet with Basil Williams ...

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Top Lethem councillor accuses Region Nine senior official of sexual assault

An elected senior local government official in Lethem has accused a top appointed  official  of  Region Nine of sexual assault and police have already completed their probe, Divisional Commander, Ravindradat  Budhram said Wednesday. “We have received a report on that and a report has been sent for advice,” Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News. The advice is being sought from the ...

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Pensioner called to make defense for causing death by dangerous driving

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that prima facie case has been established against Andrew Alder, a Guyoil driver charged with causing  the death of Denesh Bissoon by dangerous driving last year. Alder, a pensioner from Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, had pleaded not guilty to the charge previously and was placed on $300,000 bail. Alden was today asked to build his ...

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Smart City Solutions to explore removing meters that may obstruct disabled

Smart City Solutions (SCS), the operators the parking meters in Georgetown, on Thursday has summoned a meeting with the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) to discuss concerns about the location of several meters virtually in the middle of a number of pavements. SCS further hinted that it would be willing to consider  removing those badly placed meters to ensure they ...

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Professor uses drones to track human impact on Guyana’s rainforest

(UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS NEWS CENTRE) Dr. Anthony Cummings is working in Guyana, using drones to track and study how farming impacts the Amazon rainforest’s ecosystem over time. Dr. Anthony Cummings sat down with leaders of an indigenous community in Guyana last summer to share an unconventional idea to help them conserve the land their people have lived on for ...

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Major crackdown on Trafficking In Persons coming

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that there would an intensified crackdown on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) during the next two years. “We will increase the number of arrests, charges and convictions of alleged TIP perpetrators by three hundred percent,” Coordinator of the Counter-Trafficking Unit, Tanisha Williams-Corbin told the launch of the 2017—2018 National Plan of Action for the Prevention ...

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Mother of deceased Babita Sarjou takes witness stand in Court

Champa Seonaraine, mother of deceased Babita Sarjou, today came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the murder preliminary inquiry. Sarjou, whose remains were found in a shallow grave behind the home she shared briefly with her husband Anand Narine, disappeared in Novemeber 2010 at 28 years old. Sarjou reportedly left her mother’s home early Novemeber 2010 to attend a motorcade ...

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Granger to send Jagdeo reasons for deeming GECOM Chairman nominees unacceptable

President David Granger is Wednesday expected to dispatch his reasons to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for deeming his list of nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman “unacceptable.” “He will get the letter today. As I said it is essentially a constitutional matter. The matter is dealt with clearly in the constitution. I myself did not feel ...

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