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Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

CCJ to rule on Guyana’s presidential term limits case before July 3

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will before July 3 rule on whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. President-elect of the CCJ,  Justice Adrian Saunders Thursday night told reporters briefly that the court’s decision  would be handed down before Sir Denis Byron demits office as President of the Court on that date. Saunders assumes the presidency on July 4. ...

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Caribbean Court’s incoming President wants coordinated overhaul of “broken” criminal justice system; says inconsistent rule of law major barrier to Guyana’s prosperity

Incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders Thursday night declared that the inconsistent application of the rule of law in Guyana is a major barrier to the country becoming the most prosperous country in the region. Delivering a presentation on the topic “The Rule of Law and the Caribbean Court of Justice” at the University of ...

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Jagdeo supports non-custodial sentences for marijuana possession; says no to cultivation, sale

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says he is in favour of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis sativa (marijuana/ganja) to allow for non-custodial sentences, such as community service and rehabilitation. He gave the pronouncement during a press engagement held at the Leader of the Opposition’ Office in Church Street, Georgetown on Thursday. The former President was adamant however, he ...

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Guyana wants talks with Caribbean nations about oil spill response plans

Guyana wants to meet with a number of sister Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states to discuss the impact and response to any oil spill here on those island nations, even as concerns have been raised about the legal liability of wide-scale pollution should such an incident occur, officials said Thursday. Acting Director-General of Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Col. Kester ...

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BREAKING: Guyanese Derrick Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking in Grenada; fined US$27,000

Forty-seven year old Guyanese, Derrick Patterson Thursday afternoon pleaded guilty in a Grenada court to cocaine trafficking. Appearing before Magistrate Tamera Gill, the Evaluation Supervisor admitted that he was in possession 2.325 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of 232,500 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$86,000 / GY$17,983,000). He was fined $75,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$27,752 / GY$5,789,000) forthwith or ...

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Guyanese man fined for cocaine-in-wheelchair in Grenada

The 71-year old Guyanese man, who was caught with cocaine in Grenada, was Thursday fined. Magistrate Tamera Gill fined Haniff Bacchus 50,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars to be paid immediately. If he fails to do so, he would have to serve three years imprisonment. The magistrate took into consideration Bacchus’ age, medical condition and the fact that he pleaded guilty and ...

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Second suspect arrested for killing of Canadian mining company official

Guyanese police now have two suspects in custody in connection with the gruesome killing of a senior official of the Canadian-owned Guyana Goldfields/Aurora Gold Mines, police sources said. Dead is 42-year old Neil Whyte, a Supply Chain Manager at the Guyana Goldfields Inc. and of Suite 1608-141 Adelaide Street, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was found naked with several stab ...

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