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Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

ExxonMobil poised to announce another major find offshore Guyana; Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister to discuss refining Guyana’s oil with Exxon

As ExxonMobil prepares to announce that it has found more hydrocarbons in commercial quantities at its latest exploration well offshore Guyana, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley is travelling to the United States to meet with top officials of that American oil giant to discuss refining Guyana’s oil, according to well-placed sources. Guyana’s Ministry of the Presidency ...

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‘Brazilian church’ pastor gets High Court bail after two failed attempts at Magistrates’ Court

After two failed bail attempts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, senior pastor of the Universal Church, Haleno Luiz, today walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after his lawyer, Mark Waldron, secured his bail through the High Court. Luiz was charged on March 6 with causing the death of Maurice Moseley on March 3, when he failed to stop at ...

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Police Prosecutor, accused of perverting trial, alleges lawyer tampered with his witness

After attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat accused police prosecutor Deniro Jones of perverting the trial for Tiffany Peters, who was pardoned by President Granger in 2016, the police prosecutor made a counter-accusation that Rahamat tampered with his witness. Corporal Jones, today, March 28, told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he, along with a number of other police ranks, observed Rahamat engaging with ...

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Finance Minister dumps used tyres call

Guyana’s Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has rejected calls by used tyre importers and sellers for government to scrap  plans to ban used tyres from April 1, 2017. “This mass importation of used tyres- I don’t think will change. Guyana is a dumping ground for these,” he said whenasked by Demerara Waves Online News. He said government would, however, be will willing ...

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Police called in at Suddie Hospital to probe disappearance of drugs

Several persons have been implicated in the alleged disappearance of a large quantity of drugs that were allocated to the Suddie Public Hospital, Essequibo Coast, the Ministry of Public Health said. Divisional Commander, Superintendent K. Pareshram said two pharmacist assistants and one ambulance driver were arrested and subsequently released on GYD$20,000 bail each.  He said searches were carried out on ...

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Judiciary to make statement on incident between AG Basil Williams, Justice Holder

A statement has been submitted by Justice Franklin Holder in the matter regarding an alleged threat, and the Judiciary will issue a statement to the press corps in a matter of days. Newly sworn-in acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that a statement will be made within the next few days. Cummings-Edwards would ...

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East and West Front Road squatters to be relocated

Persons squatting along the embankment of the East and West Front Road are earmarked for relocation. Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing, Valerie Adams-Patterson, alluded to the planned relocation yesterday morning while addressing participants of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), National Planning Forum. The two-day forum was held at Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Georgetown ...

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Amerindian village leaders, President Granger at odds over land rights commission

  The National Toshaos Council (NTC) and President David Granger were Tuesday at odds  over  that Indigenous People’s organisation’s claim that it was never consulted about a Commission of Inquiry into land rights. The NTC, the legally representative body of Amerindian village chiefs, said the Commission has been established by the President to “dispossess” Amerindians of their lands and that ...

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President awaits advice of new Chancellor before appointing judicial officers

A list of potential judicial appointments from the Judicial Service Commission has been forwarded to acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, by President David Granger. The President said he awaits the advice of the newly sworn-in Chancellor, who is expected to resubmit a list to him, which he will act on. Acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George, were ...

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