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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Should charges be laid against former and current government officials for conditions of service? – Anil Nandlall

I have been charged for stealing books, the subscriptions for which were paid for by the Government of Guyana, which I specifically requested as a condition of my service as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and which was granted by the President of the Republic of Guyana. The market value for these books is about $420,000. Sometime in ...

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AFC appoints Cummingsburg Accord Review Committee

On the eve of the second anniversary of the historic May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections, the Alliance For Change has announced the appointment of a special Cummingsburg Accord Review Committee (CARC). The AFC has already identified several deficiencies including how to deal with representation at the local government level and the absence of a dispute resolution mechanism although ...

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Police called in at GPSU’s headquarters as vote counting delay enters third day

Police were Sunday called in at the Guyana Public Service Union’s headquarters in Georgetown to quell disruption of the counting process, the Elections Officer Herman De Souza said. However, supporters of the Change Team led by Gregory Gaspar said their concerns were triggered by the absence of statements of poll, voters lists and tally sheets that are all critical to ...

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US$30 million loan being redirected from road to housing development

Parts of a loan fund raised originally for a road rehabilitation programme by the previous administration is now being re-shifted to the housing sector for its expansion, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that Jordan said government is working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to re-programme the housing sector’s over US$30 Million from a ...

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Man charged with murder during brawl over filling water bottles

A man was Friday arraigned for an alleged murder that police said stemmed from a brawl over the filling of water bottles. Charged with the indictable offence is Shelton John Marks is accused of the murder of Mark Ifill on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Water Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara.   Investigators were told that Ifill was filling bottles ...

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Tower Suites driver charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Twenty-two year old Dwayne Christiani, a driver at Tower Suites, was Friday morning charged and placed before the courts for causing death by dangerous driving. Christiani appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where the charge read that on April 22 at Eccles Public Road, East Bank Demerara he drove motor car PRR 2605 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby ...

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‘Moseley’ shot shortly after allegedly robbing pensioner

A man, who allegedly robbed a passerby in commercial Georgetown, was shot and injured after he refused to heed calls for him to halt, City Police said. The man was shot by City Constabulary Corporal, Cadogan who was on duty at Robb Street and was proceeding to Avenue of the Republiuc when he heard shouts of “thief, thief”, a senior ...

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