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Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

Diverse Guyana has achieved national unity; East Indians contributed culturally, economically – Granger

President David Granger Thursday- Guyana’s 47th Republic anniversary- said Guyana has achieved unity, and he highlighted the contributions of East Indians to the country’s development in this year which marks the 100th anniversary of their arrival here as indentured servants. Addressing the flag raising ceremony at D’urban Park, the Guyanese leader said 2017 is an opportunity for Guyana to celebrate the ...

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Updated: Mayor Chase-Green, Royston King likely to face contempt of court proceedings as clamping continues

Efforts have been made by court marshalls to serve Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, and Town Clerk, Royston King, personally with a temporary order to pave the way for the High Court to determine whether a parking meter agreement is illegal. With the booting (clamping) of motor vehicles still continuing despite the High Court’s order nisi, Attorney-at-Law, Kamal Ramkarran said he ...

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Guyana’s Court of Appeal upholds unconstitutionality of presidential term limits in split decision

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday, by a 2 to 1 majority, ruled that presidential term limits is unconstitutional. Attorney General  Basil Williams says the State will appeal the decision to the Cariibean Court of Justice within 30 days. Justice B.S. Roy and Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh turned down an appeal by Attorney General Basil Williams and the ...

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Guyana gets funds to help reduce prison overcrowding, boost agriculture, improve business environment, improve health

Guyana has tapped into a US$8 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help reduce prison overcrowding and speed up the delivery of justice, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. “It is anticipated that through this project, there will be a significant reduction of high concentrations of prison population in Guyana,” the Finance Ministry said in referring ...

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Man dies in fire at Timehri

A man was early Wednesday morning burnt to death at his dwelling at Timehri, East Bank Demerara. He lived in a heavily secured wildlife pen that he had converted into a dwelling. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle, said the man believed to be in his 50s was an alcoholic and had hours earlier threatened to burn the building because no one ...

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