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Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

Guyana’s Attorney General criticises CCJ decision, says it ignores public interest

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Thursday slammed the Caribbean Court of Justice- Guyana’s final appeal court- for striking out a request by the State to hear an appeal although the stipulated deadline had passed. CCJ President, Justice Dennis Byron has dismissed the request to hear an appeal against the Trinidad-based company, DIPCON Engineering, and has ...

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Fly Jamaica gets approval for Guyana-Cuba route after prolonged delay

Fly Jamaica, an airline that is majority-owned by Guyanese, has been given the green-light to serve the Guyana-Cuba route, and a top airline official said flights could begin in January 2018. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Cabinet has granted approval for the Jamaica-headquartered airline to ply the Georgetown-Havana route. Cuba and Guyana’s civil aviation authorities granted regulatory approval as ...

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Cease comments on the High Court challenge to the GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire Thursday urged lawyers for both sides in a case challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to stop expressing opinions in the media about the matter. She asked the parties to cease “trying the case in the court of public opinion”. Her call was issued before she set ...

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City workers strike for pay; admin promises cash today

About 100 striking workers Thursday morning picketed City Hall to demand paynent of salaries, but a senior official said all of the workers would be paid later in the day. Georgetown Mayor and City Council spokeswoman, Debra Lewis assured that the municipality’s operations were not crippled. “We are not in a crisis,” she told Demerara Waves Online News. She said ...

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