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PPP activists confess to throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Six years after a container of faeces was hurled at newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon, three activists of the now opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) have confessed to doing so, police said. A usually reliable source said Shawn Hinds, Jason Abdulla and Okene Fraser have all confessed to committing the act on May 24, 2010 in the ...

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“You will go down as the most disgusting Speaker in the last 50 years”- Dharamlall to Scotland

Guyana’s opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is increasingly demonstrating its impatience and intolerance with the posture of House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland. Scotland has declined to comment Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira have in recent days been joined by PPPC parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall in voicing grave concerns about the Speaker towards the opposition benches. ...

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Penis-touching headmaster sent for counselling

The Headmaster of a privately-owned school was Wednesday fined GYD$25,000 and ordered to undergo counselling for touching the penis of a student. He is Arthur Chandra of ABC Academy, New Market Street, Georgetown. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty said if the educator did not attend  the six months of counseling or pay the fine he would be sent to prison ...

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US$3M agreement inked for Cunha Canal rehabilitation

The Guyana Government Wednesday inked a US$3M agreement to rehabilitate the Cunha Canal which is part of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy’s adaptation initiatives, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). The grant to Guyana is being provided by the Norwegian Government under the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), in partnership with the World Bank. This project is an important intervention ...

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Man pardoned by President jailed again

One of the 60 persons, who received a Presidential Pardon within the past nine months, was Wednesday jailed for escaping for lawful custody. Twenty-year old Joshua Joseph was also remanded on charges of robbery under arms and break and enter. Guyana’s Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment on the charge of escaping from unlawful custody on ...

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Trotman accuses Jagdeo of “undermining efficacy” of Parliament

Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman says that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is undermining the efficacy of the National Assembly by addressing concerns that his Party may have in the public domain before taking it to the Speaker of the House. Trotman was at the time responding to a situation that had arisen whereby Jagdeo had stated that the Speaker Dr ...

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Govt, opposition haggle over “equitable” street lights in strongholds

Sparks flew in Guyana’s National Assembly over whether government was providing street lights equally to communities across Guyana. Though the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians did not bring the issue of partisan race-based politics into the discourse, it was clear that the communities from which street lights have been removed are that party’s stronghold while the other one ...

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Man charged with wounding Team Benschop activist granted bail

In what appears to be the first report of local government electoral-related violence, a man was charged with unlawfully wounding a Team Benschop activist and placed on GYD$60,000 bail. The Alliance For Change (AFC) has since condemned the attack Forty-eight year old Albert Cromwell of 26 Dowding Street, Kitty is accused of assaulting 51-year old Iqbal Rahim of 236 David ...

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Legal Affairs Ministry likely to buy nearby land for extension

The Guyana government is eyeing two plots of land to expand the building that houses the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Legal Affairs. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams says government hopes to negotiate the purchase of two lots of land south of the current building to extend the current building. He told the House that ...

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Aurora Gold Mines to compensate Guyana for environmental impact

Government is negotiating a package with Guyana Goldfields to compensate for environmental degradation caused by the mining of gold at Aurora Gold Mines, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman announced Tuesday. Questioned by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarians during consideration of the estimates for the 2016 National Budget, Trotman declined to say how much money is being proposed. He ...

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