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Daily Archives: January 31, 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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