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Daily Archives: October 15, 2018

Update: Six prisoners at Lusignan Prison injured in unrest following escape of trio

Hours after three prisoners escaped from the Lusignan Prison, unrest erupted at that East Coast Demerara penal facility, forcing authorities to deploy additional police and prison guards to quell the situation. Well-placed sources told Demerara Waves Online News that six inmates were injured with pellets and were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment. The names of the injured ...

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High Court orders State to pay former High Commissioner to Canada GY$24.7 million for wrongful dismissal

The High Court on Monday ordered the State to pay former Guyana High Commissioner to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt GY$24.2 million dollars in salaries and GY$500 thousand for breach of contract. Justice Diana Insanally agreed with arguments by the former envoy’s lawyer, Anil Nandlall that Nawbatt was constructively dismissed. Nawbatt’s arguments were that he had been recalled from Ontario in ...

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High Court dismisses Attorney General’s ‘no-jurisdiction’ arguments on local govt boundaries case

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud on Monday dismissed Attorney General, Basil Williams’ argument that the High Court had no jurisdiction to hear a case on changes to local government constituency boundaries and a legal challenge could only be mounted after the polls. Justice Persaud rejected Williams’ argument on the ground that the case brought by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-nominated ...

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Guyana, Canadian province sign three-year “responsible” oil and gas sector agreement

Guyana and the oil-rich Canadian province of Labrador and Newfoundland on Monday inked a three-year agreement of collaboration in “support of responsible oil and gas development opportunities”. “The parties will facilitate economic cooperation and business opportunities in Guyana and in Newfoundland and Labrador by organising reciprocal visits to the other jurisdiction that include representatives of industry and government,” the agreement ...

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Stabroek News ‘attacked’ me in conflict of interest report- Cathy Hughes; Editor-in-Chief says “smokescreen” for “unanswered” questions

Even as the¬†Minister of Public Telecommunication, Cathy Hughes on Monday fended off claims of potential conflict of interest as a result of her husband’s legal services in the oil and gas sector, the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper said the Hugheses had sufficient time to allay fears and concerns. Editor-in-Chief, Anand Persaud said his newspaper did not contact the Hugheses before ...

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Private Sector Commission complained about “less than humane conditions” at Lusignan Prison

Less than two months before Monday’s escape of three prisoners from the East Coast Demerara-based Lusignan Prison, the Private Sector Commission had warned Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan about the inhumane conditions at that penitentiary and security risks being posed to prison guards. “While the Commission is concerned about the safety and security of the public, it is also disturbed ...

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Updated: Murder accused among prisoners who scaled wall and escaped from Lusignan jail

Three prisoners on Monday escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, prison officials confirmed. Prisons Director, Gladwin Samuels said the three inmates escaped from the holding bay at about 4:30 AM by scaling the wall. He told Demerara Waves Online News that a probe has been launched to determine how they managed to scale the fence and how police ...

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Cathy Hughes informed Cabinet of links to oil and gas sector — husband’s law firm following conflict of interest concerns

The well-known Guyanese law firm- Hughes, Fields and Stoby- that recently opened offices in the United States ‘oil capital’ of Houston, Texas on Monday said Minister of Public Telecommunications, Cathy Hughes had briefed Cabinet on her “interests”, in the wake of concerns potential conflict of interest by government minister, Cathy Hughes. “We believe that the Minister has declared her interests ...

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