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Juan Edghill released from custody but won’t violate parliamentary suspension

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill was Tuesday released from police custody after lawmen blocked him from entering Parliament Building because he was suspended for alleged misconduct. Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said the PPP would not push for Edghill’s return to the National Assembly because it does not want to be distracted from scrutinising the budgetary expenditures for ...

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PPP parliamentarian Juan Edghill arrested; suspended for several days

Opposition Parliamentarian, Juan Edghill was Tuesday suspended for the remainder of all sittings until February, minutes after he was arrested at Brickdam and Avenue of the Republic and prevented from entering Parliament Building. Edghill refused to enter the police vehicle unless he was told what offence he was being arrested for. Instead, he opted to walk to the nearby Brickdam Police ...

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Former Chancellor denies Attorney General’s claim of blocking Guyana law school

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh Monday night distanced himself from a pronouncement by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams that he helped block Guyana’s planned establishment of a local law school. “I was never part of any  Review Committee discussion on a proposed Law School for Guyana  nor have I ever contributed in any ...

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PPP member jailed for dumping faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Opposition People’s Progressive Party  (PPP) member, Jason Abdulla was Monday jailed for six months after he was found guilty by City Magistrate Judy Latchman in connection with the dumping of faeces on Kaieteur News Columnist Freddie Kissoon seven years ago. However, former  Presidential Media Liaison Officer under the PPP administration, Kwame McCoy, and self-confessed death squad member Shawn Hinds were ...

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Police probing parliamentary disorder; PPPC’s Edghill says “I haven’t committed a crime”

As parliamentarians were up to 6PM Monday awaiting the resumption of the Sitting after a fracas involving opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian Juan Edghill when he was refused an opportunity to speak, Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said a probe would be launched. “There is some preliminary work being done, yes,” Ramnarine told Demerara Waves Online News but he could ...

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Another Berbice cop arrested for road death

Police said a speeding motor cyclist was killed early Sunday morning  when he allegedly slammed into a car. Dead is 28-year old Gavin Crandon of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam. He was  pronounced dead on arrival at the New Amsterdam Hospital. The pillion rider, 15-year old Hubert Williamson,  was treated and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Investigators said at about ...

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Policeman arrested in connection with fatal road accident

An off-duty police Constable is under close arrest following a fatal accident which occurred Saturday evening on the Rosignol Public Road, West Coast Berbice,  the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said at about 6:50 PM said pedal cyclist Daymon Barran,43 , of 103 William Street,Rosignol perished in the mishap. The police force said the Constable,  who is stationed ...

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No permission for Guyana law school; Nandlall says Williams lied

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Saturday said the Caribbean’s Council for Legal Education (CLE) has effectively blocked the establishment of the planned Joseph Haynes Law School, prompting his immediate predecessor, Anil Nandlall to reiterate that no decision had  ever been taken in favour of Guyana doing so.   “New Chairman of the Council of Legal ...

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Private criminal charges loom over ExxonMobil’s multi-million US dollar signing bonus

Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram on Saturday signaled that private criminal charges might be laid against several top Guyana government ministers and officials for allegedly failing to deposit a multi-million United States (US) dollar signing bonus from ExxonMobil into the Consolidated Fund. Ram said he did not regard taking the matter to the police, but indicated that it was ...

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