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Monthly Archives: January 2018

PPP, Granger trade salvoes over Commissions of Inquiry on killings

The People’s Progressive Party on Wednesday sought to sully the one-man Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre 10 years ago, but President David Granger said that incident and two other massacres, among other killings, occurred during then President Jagdeo’s 1999 to 2011 tenure but he had  failed to conduct a thorough probe. The PPP said its members might ...

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Venezuela rejects UN’s referral of border controversy to World Court

Venezuela on Wednesday rejected the decision by United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres to refer the border controversy with Guyana to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). “The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, faithful to its historical tradition and in accordance with the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, reiterates its firm disposition to defend the territorial integrity of ...

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Retired Justice Trotman to probe Lindo Creek massacre

Retired Justice Donald Trotman was Wednesday morning  sworn to head a Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre of eight miners in 2008. Trotman took the oath of office before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan in the presence of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. Trotman said he was “honoured” to be appointed the lone Commissioner to probe the incident ...

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Crackdown on illegal motorcycles, shady characters; carjackings decline- police

A crackdown has begun on smuggled and stolen motorcycles owned and in the process shady characters are being targeted, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Williams said. Williams said since police, in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), began the operation two weeks ago, at least 160 motorcycles have been pulled off the road for further investigations. He said investigators ...

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Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct: DPP still waiting on police

The Bishops High School teacher, Coen Blaine Jackson, who is at the centre of alleged sexual misconduct with students of that school, will have to wait a bit longer to know his fate as police have been asked to conduct further investigations, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers said Wednesday. Spokeswoman for the Chambers, Liz Rahaman, in describing a ...

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Bulkan demands info from Chase-Green on City Council’s next move on open spaces

In what appears to be an all-out battle, Local Government Minister Ronald Bulkan is demanding that City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green tell him what the Council intends to do at playgrounds in two upscale areas of Georgetown. “Please be informed that I require a response from you regarding what applicable action(s) the Council contemplates or intends to perform on the Bel ...

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CANU arrests three for suspected cocaine, fake US currency

Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have arrested two persons, including a husband and wife, in separate raids in Georgetown and Berbice, the agency said Tuesday night. At Craig Street, Campbellville, CANU said it Tuesday afternoon searched a house Craig Street, Campbellville where 992 grammes of suspected cocaine were found. A quantity of cash, jewellery and other valuables were also ...

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Inquiry into Lindo Creek massacre launches on Wednesday; Jagdeo says probes will distract, polarise Guyana

As government prepared to Wednesday launch a Commission of Inquiry into the massacre of eight men at Lindo Creek in 2008, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he welcomed the decision to probe extra-judicial killings but was wary that government was about to cover up politically inspired homicides and distract Guyanese from its broken promises. The swearing in of the Commissioners is ...

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UN Secretary General sends Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to World Court

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres  has decided to refer the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to the  International Court of Justice (ICJ) for settlement, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday. Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said Guterres “has carefully analysed developments in 2017 in the good offices process and has concluded that significant progress has not been made toward arriving ...

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City policeman to be charged with rape

The Georgetown City Constable, who allegedly  had sexual intercourse with juvenile, will be charged with rape. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers said a recommendation has been dispatched for the alleged perpetrator be charged with rape. That advice was given on January 29, 2018. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. Town Clerk, Royston King had fired ...

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