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Daily Archives: May 22, 2018

AFC demands amendment to law for no jail for small quantities of marijuana, amid APNU’s reluctance

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday- expressing its “outrage and deep concern” at this week’s sentencing of a man to three years for being in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana- intends to intensify its campaign to remove imprisonment as a form of punishment for the crime. “The party renews its call to all legislators to move ...

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Troy Doris shows off Commonwealth Gold Medal in Guyana…”I don’t think this will be my last medal”

Guyana’s triple jump Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist, Troy Doris on Tuesday reiterated that he has his eyes set on the Olympic Gold medal, moments after receiving an engraved plaque in his honour from City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green. Several City Councillors across the political divide as well as City administration staff turned out to get a glimpse of Doris who ...

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OPINION: Attempted civil coup d’etats by GHK Lall

There is a problem; in fact, many serious problems.  No one wants to hear any questions; no one wants to provide any answers.  Call them silent, speechless, deliberately and determinedly dumb when such tactics suit their purposes.  The same pervasive resistance-be it individuals, corporate citizens, or legal entities-have no documents to furnish and no interest in furnishing any.  Not a ...

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Guyana prepares to assist Cuba in probe of deadly aircrash

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is preparing to assist Cuba with any information about the crashed Boeing 737-200 jet that was banned by Guyanese authorities more than one year ago, officials said. GCAA’s Acting Director General, Saheed Sulaman told Demerara Waves Online News that the regulatory agency was already in contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate ...

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Granger’s concerns about “sections of the media” raise red flags

David Granger, Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the biggest party in the governing coalition- has raised concerns about sections of the media, triggering a warning of a government crackdown on media that report critically of the now three-year old administration. The Editors-in-Chief of the privately-owned Stabroek News and Kaieteur News newspapers have also expressed some concern about ...

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Updated: Police Commissioner orders “thorough investigation” into how vehicle ran off road, toppled in yard

Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Tuesday ordered a “thorough investigation” into how a patrol vehicle ran off the road and ended up in a yard, although preliminary information indicates that the driver “swerved to avoid hitting a cow. The Guyana Police Force confirmed that the Foton Tunland pickup, PWW 5411, is one of those recently acquired from China through grant ...

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Guyana’s Commonwealth gold medalist comes home

Guyana’s 2018 Commonwealth Gold medalist, Troy Doris this evening made his much-anticipated visit to Guyana. Doris was invited by the National Sports Commission to visit the country during Guyana’s 52nd Independence anniversary celebrations Born in Chicago to Guyanese parents, Doris placed eighth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the triple jump before deciding to compete for Guyana. Doris was ...

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