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Amerindian Lands project nears end 25% complete; will require another 10 years—VP Allicock

Four and a half years into a five year Government Amerindian Land Titling Project, its work programme only 26 per cent completed. The project life comes to an end in October 2018, having stared in 2013 and, according to Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Vice President Sidney Allicock, the work programme will require another decade work before it could be ...

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Jagdeo supports non-custodial sentences for marijuana possession; says no to cultivation, sale

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says he is in favour of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis sativa (marijuana/ganja) to allow for non-custodial sentences, such as community service and rehabilitation. He gave the pronouncement during a press engagement held at the Leader of the Opposition’ Office in Church Street, Georgetown on Thursday. The former President was adamant however, he ...

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Parliamentarians approve $2.5B more for planes, border controversy legal fees, CJIA project

The National Assembly on Friday approved in excess of $2.5B in supplementary provisions to be expended in addition to previously voted amounts for the Annual Budget. The vote came just about 19:30hrs, following a robust scrutiny of the Financial Paper #2/2018 submitted by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan and subsequently unanimously approved. The provisions sought included amounts for the payment ...

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Cabinet approved out of court settlements based on Attorney General’s proposals—Harmon

It was the Cabinet Council of Ministers that approved the several billions in payments—stemming from court matters brought against the State—based on proposals submitted by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, a result of the mess left by his predecessor, Anil Nandlall. This was confirmed by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon today, during a post Cabinet press ...

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Surinamese police ignores piracy attacks report against Guyanese—Jagdeo; Suriname authorities to monitor fishermen movements

Even as Guyana’s Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday disclosed that Suriname has moved to set up check-points to monitor the movement of Guyanese fishermen, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Surinamese police often disregard reports of piracy because the victims are Guyanese. Just back from Suriname, accompanied by a team of senior police officers who gathered information about ...

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C’bean Judicial Officers hears need for more convictions, seizure of criminal proceeds for effective AML/CFT regimes

Guyana on Thursday hosted the inaugural workshop for Regional Judges and Prosecutors with a call by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC., for more convictions and the confiscation of the proceeds of criminal ventures for the benefit of the State and other victims. This, if the global efforts of the international Financial Action Taskforce ...

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Ministry of the Presidency unveils Jagan centennial stamp

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) on Tuesday formally launched the Centennial ‘limited edition’ Commemorative Stamp in celebration of the life of the Late Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan. Notably absent from the launching ceremony held at MotP was any representation of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), government ...

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Former Region 10 REO was never charged with fraud; admits region breached procurement laws

Former Region 10 Regional Executive Office, Gavin Clarke on Monday conceded that the Region had breached Guyana’s Procurement Laws when it issued a number of contracts –contracts that had been flagged in 2016 in his Audit Report. Contrary to an earlier report, Clarke was never charged with fraud. Demerara Waves retracts that content and apologises unreservedly to Mr. Clarke. Clarke ...

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