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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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Police prosecutor accused of ‘perverting trial’ for woman pardoned by President Granger

Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat today, March 22, raised an allegation of attempting to pervert the course of justice against police prosecutor Corporal Deniro Jones in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Latchmie represents Tiffany Peters, a 24-year-old former Magistrate’s Court clerk who was sentenced for stealing $3.2Million from the court in 2012. Only last year Peters was pardoned by President ...

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Vehicle clamping heightens as Gov’t suspension yet to take effect

Vehicle clamping was visibly heightened in the capital city today, March 21, as central government’s recent order to suspend the parking meter regime is yet to take effect. Despite an expectation that the parking meter by-laws would be suspended at an extraordinary statutory meeting of city council on Monday, the Council instead voted to consider the position made by Communities ...

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Police, Prisoners caught in raucous at Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates Court this morning, March 21, struggled to keep three raucous inmates under control, as they refused to be placed in the holding cells at the police outpost. Murder accused Orin Arthur, Yuri Vaswyck, and Steven Prescott were uncontrollable, as one of the men, Arthur, made clear his demands that he wants to see his ...

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Businessman charged, gets $1.5mil bail for attempt to hire ‘hitman’

Businessman Ganesh Rajkumar 65-year-old Ganesh Rajkumar of Durban and Henry Streets was today, March 20, charged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan with soliciting the services of a hitman to murder one Roger Conners. The virtual complainant in the matter is the would-be hitman, Mark Sandy. Rajkumar was not required to plea to the charge, which alleged that the offense occurred ...

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‘Facebook-famous’ police charged for verbally assaulting junior rank, threatening complainant

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Frank Thompson, was today, March 20, slapped with two charges, verbal assault and using threatening language, when he appeared before city magistrate Judy Latchman. A video recently went viral on social media where the senior rank was seen engaging in less than professional behaviour. The court heard today that 29-year-old ASP Thompson was in Broad ...

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