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Daily Archives: February 20, 2019

Guyanese man accused of killing 11-year old daughter dies in Canadian hospital

Reproduced from City News Toronto Guyanese Roopesh Rajkumar, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter, has died, sources tell CityNews. The 41-year-old had been in hospital since suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the night his daughter, Riya, was found dead in his Brampton, Ontario home after she went missing. Rajkumar was arrested by Provincial Police ...

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Dual citizen gov’t ministers unlikely to be removed – Attorney General

Guyana’s Attorney General Basil Williams on Wednesday suggested that the four government ministers, who are dual citizens, would not be removed from the National Assembly. He referred to several references by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire in her decision on the no-confidence motion that dual citizen parliamentarians could only be removed from the House by an elections petition. The 28-days window within ...

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Attorney General ordered to correct documents before Court of Appeal hears stay, conservatory order on High Court no-confidence decisions

Court of Appeal Judge, Rishi Persaud did not begin hearing Attorney General Basil Williams’ application for a stay of the High Court’s decision and a conservatory order to preserve the President and Cabinet office beyond 90 days because mistakes were made in the appeal documents filed. Justice Persaud, in “house-keeping” matters noted that in the matter involving Christopher Ram, the original ...

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More police officers, other top gov’t officials required to declare assets to Integrity Commission

More senior police officers and other top public officials may soon be asked to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission, even as it requires more money and investigators to go after those who already refuse to submit declarations, officials announced Wednesday. Integrity Commission Chairman, Kumar Duraisami said approval would be sought to add the Deputy Police Commissioner,  Assistant Commissioner, Divisional ...

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Stena drillship to spud Jethro-Lobe offshore Guyana

Reproduced from Upstream by Josh Lewis Tullow Oil has contracted a drillship to spud an exploration well on the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik Block, off Guyana. Block partner Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas confirmed Wednesday the joint venture had secured the drillship Stena Forth for the upcoming exploration well. Eco confirmed the contract secured the drillship for transport at ...

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