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Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Govt. purchases billions in drugs without public tender

The Guyana Government this past year spent close to GYD$2 billion under questionable circumstances, including without a public tender or on an emergency basis. The revelation was made today (May 8, 2017) in the National Assembly when Government Ministers supplied responses to a slew of questions posed by Peoples Progressive Party Civic Member of Parliament, Bishop Juan Edgehill. With regards ...

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Linden woman charged with drug trafficking

Thirty-five year old Marsha Reece stood in the Georgetown magistrates’ court before chief magistrate Ann McLennan where an indictable drug trafficking charge was read to her. The charge alleges that on May 4, 2017  in Linden, she had in her possession 197.6 grammes of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking. Defense Counsel ,Adrian Thompson,  in a bail ...

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Govt. announces plans to formally scale back annual sugar production

The Guyana Government has decided to reduce the amounts of sugar it produces on an annual basis, retain only three factories and take over health  and drainage and irrigation services offered by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo)- all aimed at producing a targeted 147,000 tonnes of the sweetener annually at a profitable price. The announcement was made today (May 8, 2017) ...

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Youths charged with murder of teen at school concert

Two youths were Monday remanded to prison after appearing in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court for the murder of 16-year old Brian Charles Yearwood. Seventeen year old Andy Peters and 21-year old Shannon Cox appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where the charge was read that on April 29, 2017  at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara they murdered Yearwood. The incident ...

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Justice Holder withdraws from now “politicized” case involving Attorney General’s “disrespectful” conduct

High Court Judge, Franklyn Holder on Monday, citing perceptions of bias, recused himself from a now “politicized” case in which Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has been accused of disrespectful conduct. “I find that it will be prudent, judicious and in the interest of the administration of justice that I recuse myself from the case,” Justice ...

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