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‘Brazilian church’ pastor gets High Court bail after two failed attempts at Magistrates’ Court

After two failed bail attempts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, senior pastor of the Universal Church, Haleno Luiz, today walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after his lawyer, Mark Waldron, secured his bail through the High Court. Luiz was charged on March 6 with causing the death of Maurice Moseley on March 3, when he failed to stop at ...

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Police Prosecutor, accused of perverting trial, alleges lawyer tampered with his witness

After attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat accused police prosecutor Deniro Jones of perverting the trial for Tiffany Peters, who was pardoned by President Granger in 2016, the police prosecutor made a counter-accusation that Rahamat tampered with his witness. Corporal Jones, today, March 28, told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he, along with a number of other police ranks, observed Rahamat engaging with ...

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Judiciary to make statement on incident between AG Basil Williams, Justice Holder

A statement has been submitted by Justice Franklin Holder in the matter regarding an alleged threat, and the Judiciary will issue a statement to the press corps in a matter of days. Newly sworn-in acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that a statement will be made within the next few days. Cummings-Edwards would ...

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President awaits advice of new Chancellor before appointing judicial officers

A list of potential judicial appointments from the Judicial Service Commission has been forwarded to acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, by President David Granger. The President said he awaits the advice of the newly sworn-in Chancellor, who is expected to resubmit a list to him, which he will act on. Acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, and acting Chief Justice, Roxanne George, were ...

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City Engineer roasted for poor management of department; Council threatens to ‘sack lazy officers’

The Georgetown Mayor and City Councillors are dissatisfied with the performance of the City Engineer’s’ department, headed by Colvern Venture especially since a human resources committee report reflects a number of complaints against the department. Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, in frustration, said she is prepared to fire officers of the department once those recommendations are brought to the council. Chase-Green ...

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‘None of them could take me on!’ – Chase Green challenges councillors, threatens legal action

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green today, March 27, sternly warned and even threatened legal action against city councillors, whom she accused of making false accusations against her in the public. During a four-hour marathon statutory meeting, the last for this mayoral cycle, Chase-Green said, “I could challenge each and every councillor in here if y’all want and none of them could ...

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Govt announces Board of Directors for new state agency to assist GPL

Cabinet has approved a new Board of Directors for a fresh state agency, the Power Producers & Distributors Incorporated, which is now tasked with operating and maintain Guyana’s power generational facilities, after the contract with Wärtsilä expired some time ago. The new Board includes Mark Bender, Aaron Fraser, Attorney-at-law Ronald Burch-Smith, Chartered Accountant Harriram Parmesar, Attorney-at-Law Stephen Fraser, a member ...

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Rupununi men remanded for big marijuana bust after shallow grave discovery

When Police in Guyana’s Rupununi region stumbled upon a shallow grave in the Rupununi region, they also uncovered a one acre-sized field of cannabis planted in the Moco-Moco village of that very region. Two men, Gregory Gregorius and Amos Hendricks, of Central Rupununi were today, March 22,  slapped with two charges, cultivating a prohibited plant and possession of 2 kilogrammes 230 ...

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