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Monthly Archives: June 2018

High Court judge stays fraud charges against former GRDB Deputy GM after SOCU produces obscured report

High Court Judge, Navindra Singh on Monday quashed fraud-related charges against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Madanlall Ramraj. Defence Lawyer, Anil Nandlall emerged from an in-chamber hearing with the judge to whom he showed the heavily obscured contents of the report titled “Guyana Rice Development Board Forensic Audit Report for the period November 1, ...

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International Decade of People of African Descent-Guyana must be scrapped, replaced

Representatives of several African groups from across Guyana on Sunday agreed by majority to call for the country coordinating mechanism for the Decade for People of African descent to be scrapped and a new body established over concerns about its formation and decision-making. When the vote was taken, 36 persons showed their hands for the mechanism officially named the International ...

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OPINION: GECOM staff composition, fair, solid and satisfactory

by GHK Lall The Chairman of GECOM should be lauded for taking the bold step of quickly releasing those staff numbers and identifying the ethnic composition of the entity.  These same numbers tell a clear and frank story: the claim of the opposition is grossly exaggerated and may be the product of hasty honest error; it could be argued also ...

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Canadian airborne surveillance company detects illegal Venezuelan fishing vessels; helps EPA develop offshore oil framework

A Canadian airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance company has demonstrated to Guyanese security and environmental agencies its cabilities to  help combat illegal fishing, drug trafficking and other illegal activities, official said Friday night. PAL Aerospace, which Friday night signed a memorandum of understanding with Roraima Airways, has  shown the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Customs ...

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GRA officers shot while attempting to intercept smuggled items

Two of three officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) were shot and injured while preparing to intercept a car with smuggled chicken and alcoholic beverages, the agency said. The GRA did not say how serious were the injuries and whether anyone was hospitalised. Police have been called in and  the Authority said several persons have been arrested. A number of ...

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Driver, conductor of overloaded minibus convicted

A minibus driver and conductor on Friday pleaded guilty to a string of offences after police nabbed them in response to a Facebook video that showed the vehicle was overloaded with schoolchildren. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said the driver, Leon Jaggernaught, 38 of Laluni Highway and conductor Joshua Khan, 22, of 560 Golden Grove East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty ...

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PPP to appeal High Court decision on GECOM Chairman’s appointment

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday said it would appeal the High Court’s refusal to order President David Granger to appoint one of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 18 nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “We will be filing an appeal to challenge this decision in our ultimate quest to secure constitutional compliance. ...

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PPP failed to prove GECOM Chairman is PNCR-aligned; Court cannot order President to pick an Opposition Leader’s nominee- Chief Justice

The High Court on Friday discarded all of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha’s grounds to scrap the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), including one that he was a pallbearer of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Leader Desmond Hoyte. Mustapha, through his lawyer Anil Nandlall, had stated that Justice ...

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High Court rules GECOM Chairman’s appointment ‘fit and proper’

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Friday ruled that President David Granger was constitutionally right to appoint Retires Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). She said the President enjoyed the constitutional right to reject the entire list and appoint someone from the judicial category. In handing down her decision on a case brought by Executive Secretary ...

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