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Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

Parliamentarians approve $2.5B more for planes, border controversy legal fees, CJIA project

The National Assembly on Friday approved in excess of $2.5B in supplementary provisions to be expended in addition to previously voted amounts for the Annual Budget. The vote came just about 19:30hrs, following a robust scrutiny of the Financial Paper #2/2018 submitted by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan and subsequently unanimously approved. The provisions sought included amounts for the payment ...

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Corentyne fisherman suspected in recent Surinamese piracy attack on robbery charges

A Corentyne fisherman, who was arrested in connection with last month’s deadly piracy attack on 20 fishermen off Suriname’s east coast, was Friday charged in Guyana with offences dating back to 2015 and 2016. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Nakool “Fire” Manohar of No. 43 Village Corentyne, Berbice was charged with two counts of armed robbery under Section 3 ...

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Cyber Crime Bill contains “tool” to crackdown on seditious posts on Facebook, other computerised posts – AFC Chairman

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday insisted that sedition must be listed as an offence in proposed Cyber Crime legislation to crack down on those who use Facebook and other Internet-based media to threaten the stability of the government. “No, the existing provision does not cover it because this is now sedition by use of computer. Right now, the ...

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AFC, APNU running Guyana “collectively” despite some disagreements- Ramjattan

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday shied away from singling out any particular demand it successfully made from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) during the past three years that the coalition has been in office. Instead, party Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan opted to say that it collectively contributed to administration’s policies and programmes. “Almost all that we have managed to ...

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Cabinet approved out of court settlements based on Attorney General’s proposals—Harmon

It was the Cabinet Council of Ministers that approved the several billions in payments—stemming from court matters brought against the State—based on proposals submitted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, a result of the mess left by his predecessor, Anil Nandlall. This was confirmed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today, during a post Cabinet press ...

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Guyana’s constitutional reform process lagging; secrecy shrouds APNU-AFC local govt talks

Constitutional reform, one of the major campaign promises of the governing coalition, is not a priority agenda item for talks between A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change (AFC),  top AFC officials said Friday. AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said the parliamentary agenda is stacked with “other matters and we (National Assembly) haven’t been meeting as regularly” for ...

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Caribbean Court frees Lusignan murder accused

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday freed Lusignan massacre accused, James Hyles and Royden Williams. The Trinidad-headquartered regional appeal court allowed the appeal and in so doing blocked a request by the State for a retrial. Hyles left the court a free man. The allegation of bias by the jury foreman was dismissed. Hyles and now dead Williams ...

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Suriname parliament grills govt on pirate attacks; unanimously passes motion in favour of Guyanese fishermen

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – The Surinamese government came under attack in parliament Thursday for the way authorities here handled the recent deadly assault on several fishing boats offshore Suriname, before parliamentarians unanimously passed a motion to deal with the incident and the welfare of the largely Guyanese  fishing community. After a stinging debate by both sides eventually, the motion ...

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