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Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

ACDA calls on Amerindians to unite for land rights, not pander to PPP’s divisive calls

In the face of threats by Amerindian village chiefs that their peoples will vote against the Black-dominated coalition government if a lands Commission of Inquiry is not scrapped, the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) has appealed for unity between the two races in addressing land rights. “ACDA calls on the First Nation Indians in Guyana to unite with African ...

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Harmon tells Toshaos only President authorized to issue land titles ; govt accuses several Toshaos of stoking racial tension

The National Toshaos Council (NTC)—a constitutional body of elected representative for the more than 20,000 Amerindians in Guyana–is up in arms over the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to look into outstanding issues, related to lands belonging to Amerindians and freed African slaves but government insists it is within the President’s prerogative to address land matters, in a ...

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AG Williams gets slew of eminent legal advisors

Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has been provided with a slew of eminent legal minds to serve as ministerial advisors. The announcement was made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a post Cabinet press briefing today (May 4, 2017) at the Ministry of the Presidency. According to Harmon, “Cabinet has approved the establishment of a ...

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“The purchase of the law reports using public funds for personal use is a flagrant misuse of public funds” ; Auditor General’s report was rejected – Attorney General Williams tells Court in libel case

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says  the Auditor General’s findings concerning the purchase of several Commonwealth Law Reports by then Attorney General, Anil Nandlall are flawed. In denying in court papers that he had libelled Nandlall, the Attorney General relied on “fair comment” based on available information that he says shoes his predecessor had violated the Stores ...

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West Coast Berbice: Several school children injured in minibus accident

Several school children were Thursday seriously injured in a road accident at Rising Sun, West Coast Berbice. Official information is sketchy, but several sources confirmed that the mishap occurred. At least six were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment to broken limbs and severe head injuries.There were no reported deaths. “The students’ injuries ranged from trauma to the ...

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Suspected bandit charged with murder eight years ago

Nine years after  man allegedly shot and killed a woman during a robbery, he was caught and indicted for murder. Thirty-four year Sylvester Vanderhyden of 3974 Block A Tucshen, East Bank Esssequibo stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the offence. The charge read that on November 5, 2008 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara he murdered Melissa Angela Payne. ...

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Revoke land COI immediately or feel the squeeze come 2020—Toshaos tell Granger

The National Toshoas Council (NTC) has called on the David Granger administration to immediately rescind the appointment of a Commission of Inquiry established to deal jointly with land issues related to Amerindians and freed African slaves in Guyana or face the consequences. This fervent appeal was made today (May 3, 2017) by NTC Chair, Joel Fredericks, following a meeting of ...

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GPHC now out of Aspirins … Parliament team, GPHC staff clash over drug bond

The Parliamentary Committee on Social Services today (May 3, 2017) found themselves at loggerheads with the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Kesaundra Alves, who refused to allow the members of the team from the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) into the institution’s drug bond for a site visit. Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee, ...

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