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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bring back overseas voting; each ministry must have Diaspora office – David Hinds

United States (US)-based Guyanese Political Science Professor, David Hinds has called for the return of overseas voting 32 years after it was drastically reduced amid concerns that the then People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration had used it to help to cheat elections and remain in office. “I think the problem for us in Guyana was not the concept of overseas ...

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Public Security Minister likely to appear before Commission of Inquiry on Granger’s assassination plot

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan is likely to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Guyana Police Force in investigating an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger. Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram on Wednesday told Commissioner of the Inquiry, Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe that he would like Ramjattan to be summoned to the probe set ...

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Cigarette vending to be banned; Guyana will lose billions in taxes- Demtoco

The Demerara Tobacco Company Limited (Demtoco) on Wednesday said it is too early to take take legal action to stop the enforcement of legislation that bans smoking in public places and will almost literally wipe out street-corner cigarette vending. “At this stage, it would be extremely premature and, for me, I would consider it wrong to make any pronouncements about ...

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Young burglar promises to change life after jail term

by Antoyne Toney A  young man was Wednesday morning jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to stealing several items from a house in Georgetown. Eighteen-year old Justin Austin of Lodge Housing Scheme was sentenced to prison by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan after he admitted to stealing the items. They were three televisions, one radio set and one ...

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Businessman was framed about assassination plot, woman tells police

The man, who accused Nizam Khan, of offering him GYD$7 million to kill President David Granger, might have framed the East Bank Demerara businessman if the testimony of his former landlord is anything to go by. Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Wednesday led evidence by Detective Laundry to show the Commission of Inquiry that the accuser, Andriff ...

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Soldier injured while on operation to capture prison escapees

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier on “Operation Clean Sweep” was early Tuesday morning seriously injured after he was knocked down by a motorcyclist breached a cordon at the Bath Settlement Public Road, West Coast Berbice, police said in a statement. Hospitalised is Private Brian Samuel,22, of Low Land, Hope, East Coast Demerara. The motorcyclist, who received  minor injuries, 65-year ...

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