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Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

Eye On The Issues: Time for strong, decisive leadership outside identity politics by GHK Lall

I immerse myself from a distance in the existentialist environment called Guyana, and I shudder.  As I listen, observe, exchange, and absorb more shuddering comes.  And what follows is sure to introduce even more cringing, especially among the self-congratulating, the self-satisfied, and the self-indulgent. For its entire post-colonial life, this entire society has been imprisoned in the unchanging life sentence ...

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Former civil society activist wanted for fraud probe

Former civil society activist, Phillip Mozart H. Thomas, is wanted by Guyanese police for alleged fraud. Police said he is wanted for questioning in relation to fraud which he allegedly committed between February 4, 2016 and May 20, 2016. Investigators want anyone with information that may lead to his arrest to contact police on telephone numbers 227-2128, 226-1389, 226-7065, 225-6411, ...

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AFC wants parking meter contract suspended; fees maybe hiked in 2019; company can eventually buy lands for garaged parking

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Monday called on the Mayor and City Council to suspend the parking meter project amid mounting concerns by sections of Georgetown’s citizenry about the deal which, among other things, provide for a takeover of lands for paid parking and a possible hike in fees in keeping with inflation. “The metered parking fee, the garaged ...

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Gay rights groups lodge appeal to Chancellor against magistrate denying trans-women in Court

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), and the Guyana Trans United (GTU) this morning wrote to Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh concerning the actions of city magistrate Dylon Bess who, on multiple occasions, has barred transgender women, denying recognition of their gender identity in his court. This complaint was sparked by a refusal of Bess to hear ...

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Essequibo man, reported to US Embassy as terrorist, granted $400,000 bail for ammo possession

A 20-year-old Essequibo man was today placed on $400,000 bail by city magistrate Leron Daly for illegal possession of ammunition. The court heard that Ishan Alli of Riverstown, Essequibo was a victim of rumours spread against his family by a man who once dated his cousin. Alli’s lawyer, Jerome Khan, told the court the cousin’s former lover had made malicious ...

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Armed robbery duo get three and four years, respectively, for $96,000 heist

Two men were handed sentences of three and four years imprisonment, respectively, by city magistrate Dylon Bess for the 2016 armed robbery of Sherlyn Martindale. Greaves received a three year sentence, while Carrington, who was not present in court, was given four years. The two men were last year remanded for robbing Martindale of a quantity of items, including a cellphone, ...

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Man gets 5 years in prison for smuggling guns to Guyana

ATLANTA (AP) – A native of Guyana who lives in Georgia has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to smuggling dozens of guns to the South American country. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 39-year-old Jermine Prosper, who lived in Conyers, legally purchased about 50 guns in the Atlanta and smuggled them in shipping barrels to ...

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Businessman in Tucville bridge fatal shooting to stand trial for murder

City magistrate Dylon Bess has ruled a prima facie case has been established against Robert Benn, the businessman whose matter has been famously known as the Tucville bridge fatal shooting. Magistrate Bess said Benn will stand trial in the High Court in April 2017. 24-year-old Colin Perreira, of Kitty, was shot and killed last year, and his 22-year-old girlfriend Gail-Ann ...

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