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Corentyne sisters charged with assaulting policewoman

Two women, who were seen on a Facebook video allegedly assaulting police and behaving disorderly at a police outpost, pleaded not guilty to several charges and were placed on a total of GYD$100,000 bail. Yasminie ‘Tina’ Ramsew was granted $30,000 bail for dangerous driving, and $10,000 bail each for assaulting a peace officer, and resisting a peace officer. New Amsterdam ...

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Stop politically-inspired legal interpretations -Attorney Nigel Hughes

Oil industry lawyer, Nigel Hughes is warning that political interpretations of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) judgements on the no-confidence motion are sending bad signals to investors. “We are now at the advent in the unfolding oil and gas era in which the interpretations of orders of court on matters of political importance are likely to be subject to ...

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Guyana’s asking World Court for border judgement as possible step to UN Security Council

Guyana is seeking a judgement from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the validity of the Guyana-Venezuela boundary agreement, a move that could leverage Guyana to go to the United Nations (UN) Security Council if Caracas refuses to abide by that decision, Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidge said Saturday night. “We are not after an advisory opinion. It is a ...

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Duo admit to killing elderly women in their home

Two men, Imran Khan and Stephen Andrews admitted to killing 89-year-old Constance Fraser and 77-year-old Phyllis Caesar former residents of South Road, when they appeared before Justice Sandel Kissoon on Tuesday in the High Court. They pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. A third man, Phillip Sufferein, did not confess to the crime and he will face trial ...

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Venezuelan prosecutors to charge Juan Guaido for high treason over relinquishing Essequibo claim

Reproduced from AFP Venezuelan prosecutors said Friday they would charge opposition leader Juan Guaido with “high treason” for planning to renounce the country’s claim to a disputed border area controlled by Guyana. Guaido, the National Assembly speaker who is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, is being investigated for negotiating to renounce “the historical claim our country ...

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PPP lawmaker, former GRDB official freed of fraud charges

Three of seven former officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and the Ministry of Agriculture were Friday freed of fraud charges totalling GYD$362 million, and already defence lawyers are asking the Magistrates’ court to dismiss similar charges against the four others. Freed are former GRDB Director, Nigel Dharamlall, then Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema ...

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House-to-house registration constitutional; residency not a condition for registration -Chief Justice

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday ruled that house-to-house registration is not illegal or unconstitutional but she urged the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to consider other forms of verification. She also ruled that Guyanese previously registered and residing overseas could not be removed from the database named the National Register of Registrants. She said unless the persons change their addresses ...

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Caribbean Court upholds trade ministerial decision on cement classification

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered a judgement which upholds the classification decision of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on cement, known as Rock Hard Cement, imported and/or distributed within CARICOM by Rock Hard Cement (Rock Hard Distributors Limited) and, Mootilal Ramhit and Sons Contracting Limited. These proceedings in the CCJ’s Original Jurisdiction ...

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Chief Justice to rule on house-to-house registration next week

Guyana’s Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire is next week expected to rule on whether the house-to-house registration exercise should be halted to make way for general elections following the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) validation of last year’s no-confidence motion. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, who is representing political commentator Christopher Ram, said George-Wiltshire would on August 14 rule on whether the registration ...

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Pro-coalition election commissioners appear softer on house-to-house registration

Pro-coalition election commissioners on Wednesday afternoon emerged from a three-hour meeting, gagged by their new Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh, and seemingly softer on their demand for house-to-house registration. Charles Corbin told reporters that he and colleague commissioners Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman responded to Justice Singh’s questions and “any further comment on these discussions could only be made by ...

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