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Granger assassination plot inquiry: Lawyers differ over Police Commissioner Persaud’s involvement while on leave

Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Friday said Mr. Seelall Persaud was still constitutionally Police Commissioner although he was on vacation and in keeping with the law, he called the most senior officer of the station at the the time. However, television journalist Travis Chase’s Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters slammed Persaud for calling Inspector Narine on March 29 ...

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Mining syndicate protests not politically motivated; land allocations being fast-tracked- Raphael Trotman

Even as Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman scoffed at suggestions that recent protests by small miners were orchestrated by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to undermine him, he Thursday said the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has been instructed to grant thousands of acres of land to mining syndicates. Asked whether moves to grant the mining syndicates ...

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City Council postpones deciding on parking meters’ future; SCS refused to disclose key financial information

Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council on Thursday agreed to postpone a vote on the fate of the metered parking system until later this month to allow stakeholders and the wider public to read and comment on a report on metered parking that found that Smart City Solutions (SCS) withheld vital information from the Council’s negotiating committee. Briefing the Council on ...

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Constitutionality of Pres. Granger’s directive to the Police Service Commission challenged in Court

  The constititionality of President David Granger’s decision to ask the Police Service Commission (PSC) to delay the promotion of officers is being challenged in the High Court. An applicant named Rajendra R. Jaigobin has filed legal proceedings against to declare that i) the Police Service Commission, a Commission established by the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in the ...

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AFC’s Ramjattan doubts mining syndicate protests part of campaign to undercut Raphael Trotman

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday dismissed suggestions that the People’s National Congress Reform-dominated A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has been orchestrating protests against his party leader, Raphael Trotman. “I do not at this stage have any evidence that it is something being arranged by APNU against an AFC minister…I am absolutely unaware of ...

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Guyana can use decade-old National Development Strategy as “skeleton” for new action plan

Britain has signaled its willingness to help Guyana craft a plan of action to use massive oil revenues that are expected to flow from 2020 and has suggested that the more decade-old National Development Strategy (NDS) be used a skeleton, the top British envoy here said Thursday. British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn said “there is interest in  the UK (United ...

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CANU setting up Berbice branch as part of drug trade crackdown

A Berbice branch of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is set to be opened at Springlands, Corentyne to aid law enforcement agents  in the fight against drug trafficking, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has announced. The announcement was made at a public meeting on Sunday at No. 66 village, Corentyne against the backdrop of an increased incidence of drug trafficking especially ...

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Granger defends decision to put brake on police promotions

President David Granger said that there have been many legitimate complaints by members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and aggrieved police officers of abuse and malpractice in the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and it is precisely for this reason that he has asked for the promotion of police officers to be delayed. “We are investigating the complaints, which have ...

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