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Daily Archives: February 20, 2017

Woman allegedly caught with teargas canister; probably planned to smuggle device into jail

A woman, who police say was planning to smuggle a teargas canister into the Georgetown Prison, was Monday charged with being in possession of ammunition. Sparendaam Magistrate Zamina Ali-Seepaul remanded Kellyann Martin of ‘B’ Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown. The unrepresented woman has to return to court on March 25, 2017. Martin was held allegedly with 130 grammes of marijuana for ...

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Basil Williams, Nandlall differ on legal action against President Granger revoking Red House lease

While Attorney General Basil Williams SC is convinced President David Granger is immune from legal action in revoking the Red House lease, former AG Anil Nandlall contends this should not be, since the President has not been named in the matter. Instead, Nandlall told Demerara Waves Online News, the Attorney General, and the Lands and Surveys Commissioner have been named ...

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March 6 trial set for Omar Sharif, reputed wife for breaching court order

Former permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif, and his reputed wife, Savitri Hardio, will go on trial on March 6 for failure to provide Court-requested documents to the police. Both Sharif and Hardio were charged separately late January for refusing to provide named documents to Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James. The documents were requested as part of ...

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Bulkan, Royston King given two weeks to respond to parking meter High Court challenge

Legal proceedings brought by New Building Society (NBS) against Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkan, and Georgetown Town Clerk, Royston King, commenced this morning in the courtroom of Justice Brassington Reynolds, where both parties were given until March 6 to file and serve affidavits in response to the order. Neither Bulkan nor King were present in Court. The initial order, made by ...

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Closing more sugar estates will trigger wide-scale protests, PPP warns

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday warned of increased tension and unrest by sugar workers if they are sacked due to the closure of more sugar estates, even as that party demanded that a socio-economic impact study be done before government decides on the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuco) future. “Unquestionably, this will cause a confrontation. If we use one ...

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Boycott of parking meters resumes

With no major change in the parking meter rates for the vast majority of motorists, the boycott of the meters continued Monday. The resumption of paid parking after one week of consultations saw most designated areas being vacant. Except for a 50 percent reduction for eight hours of parking, shorter durations have been retained at a minimum of GYD $50 ...

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No lessons are learned

Even a cursory look at ongoing developments makes it clear that no lessons are learned from prior mistakes, prior times, and prior regimes.  It is not one place or group where this becomes apparent, but in a more than a few sensitive places and involving unreconstructed people positioned to perpetuate the absurdities and gross derelictions that once and still prevail. ...

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Fire destroys DJ Magnum’s house

Fire late Sunday night destroyed the house which was occupied by popular disc jockey, Delroy  “DJ Magnum” Romeo, at Goed Intent Public Road, West Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said investigators suspect that the fire was the work of arsonists. “Based on the evidence and information, it is an act of arson,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The ...

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