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Businesses told about receipt, return, refund and replacement rules; one businessman says laws “stinking”

Efforts to protect consumers from exploitation or unfair trading practices intensified Monday with a public awareness exercise that targeted businesses in Georgetown, but at least one businessman has labeled the law “stinking.” Director of the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC), Dawn Holder led a team of officers to stores on Regent Street.  Reacting to Alert’s explanation of the law ...

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No more extension for Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry

The Guyana government has refused to grant more extensions to the Walter Rodney Commission to conclude its report and submit it to President David Granger. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams told a news conference that Granger turned down a request by Commission Chairman, Sir Richard Cheltenham to be given until February 29, 2016 to complete and ...

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PS of Legal Affairs sent on leave as Auditor General probes

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Indira Anandjit has been sent on leave, even as the Auditor General probes the disappearance of a number of items. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams did not blame Anandjit for the missing items but said the Permanent Secretary had authorized a number of purchases. “The PS authorised those purchases ...

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Jagdeo, Ramotar sue govt for former presidents benefits

Former Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar have moved to the High Court seeking large sums of monies following the capping of the benefits of former presidents. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams said he would “seek leave to defend the applications” that were filed on November 11, 2015. The matters come up before Chief Justice Ian ...

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Authorities focussing on poor quality imports

In the wake of concerns by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan about the importation of poor quality goods, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) says much depends on requests by consumers and surveillance by inspectors. GNBS Director, Evadnee Inniss said anyone could submit concerns about a product for consideration and approval by the National Standards Council as work-item before it ...

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Guyanese one of two allegedly busted with drugs in St.Lucia

Reproduced from St.Lucia News Online Police said they have charged two men in connection with a drug bust this week. Kwame Adesima George, 34, from Guyana but residing in Plateau, Babonneau, and Nehemiah Nathan Louisy, 31, a St. Lucian living in Ciceron, Castries address were both arrested and charged for possession of controlled drugs and possession of controlled drug with intent ...

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GGMC knocks back Commissioner over multi-million dollar food bill, alleged conflict of interest

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Saturday night says its Chairman, Clinton Williams, was not alone in securing interests in mining permits because it was the embattled Commissioner, Rickford Vieria, who had granted approval. According to the statement, Williams is not the only GGMC Board member who has mining interests and at any rate this is guided by the ...

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Hooded GDF Lance Corporal, others caught with gun, ammo

Police said that at about 1030h. today Saturday December 05, 2015, police ranks on “Operation Dragnet” stopped a motor vehicle with obscure number plates at Regent Street and Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown. Investigators said a search was conducted during which an unlicensed sawn-off pump action shotgun and an unlicensed .38 revolver with six matching rounds were found. The vehicle ...

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Female Surinamese drug convict escapes from New Amsterdam prison, recaptured hours later

A Surinamese woman, who was convicted for drug trafficking, escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison early Saturday morning. A high-ranking olice officer in the Berbice Division said the woman was re-arrested at Springlands before she could have crossed the Corentyne River to her native country. The police officer said the yet to be identified woman scaled the prison fence by ...

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Policeman confesses to hijack, car found

A policeman and another man have confessed to  hijacking a car and robbing the driver late last month. Police said diligent investigations by the police led to the arrest of two suspect Thursday December 03, 2015, in connection with an armed robbery committed on a taxi-driver at Bachelor Adventure, East Coast Demerara, on November 28, 2015.  The two men, one ...

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