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Monthly Archives: March 2017

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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City Engineer roasted for poor management of department; Council threatens to ‘sack lazy officers’

The Georgetown Mayor and City Councillors are dissatisfied with the performance of the City Engineer’s’ department, headed by Colvern Venture especially since a human resources committee report reflects a number of complaints against the department. Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, in frustration, said she is prepared to fire officers of the department once those recommendations are brought to the council. Chase-Green ...

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‘None of them could take me on!’ – Chase Green challenges councillors, threatens legal action

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green today, March 27, sternly warned and even threatened legal action against city councillors, whom she accused of making false accusations against her in the public. During a four-hour marathon statutory meeting, the last for this mayoral cycle, Chase-Green said, “I could challenge each and every councillor in here if y’all want and none of them could ...

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Documents show Nandlall lied about man questioned about Crum-Ewing’s murder—Attorney General

by Gary Eleazar Documents residing in the Ministry of Legal Affairs purportedly show that former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, might have been withholding facts when he distanced himself from Rajput Narine—his one-time bodyguard who was arrested, questioned about the 2015 execution of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing. This was disclosed by Attorney General and Minister of ...

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Training flight crash-landed at CJI Airport

An Air Services Limited training flight Monday afternoon crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, a Civil Aviation Authority official said. “The landing gear was damaged on landing,” GCAA Consultant, Howard Mc Calla told Demerara Waves Online News. Neither the pilot nor the trainee was injured. Other sources said only the trainee pilot was aboard the Cessna 172 bearing registration ...

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Integrity laws to guard against sleaze & malfeasance in public office…as PM declares ‘Oil money not for buying votes at elections’

by Gary Eleazar Guyana’s oil money is not for vote buying come election time by any administration in office. As such, the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) government is uncompromising in “the avoidance of sleaze and malfeasance in public office,” as evidence by recent proposals to amend the country’s Integrity Commission laws. Prime Minister Moses ...

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Digicel’s Guyana-Suriname link: Govt asks GT&T to prove it can provide high quality data

The Ministry of Public Telecommunications on Sunday said it has asked the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) to prove that it can fully satisfy the country’s demands for data before Digicel’s data link between Guyana and Suriname is discontinued. “GT&T has been invited to submit relevant information and data to clearly demonstrate that they have the network capacity to ...

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Manufacturers petition Govt. to remove VAT on forest products

The Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GMSA) has launched a petition against the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on Forest products—a move that has since increased the cost of production locally and causing local products to be unable to compete with imported products. The petition is currently affixed to saw-mills, lumberyards, community shops and GMSA Headquarters on Waterloo ...

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