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Two charged with murder of America Street money-changer

  Two men were Tuesday charged with the murder of America Street money-changer Shawn “Fabulous” Nurse. Those charged are 24-year old Kerwin Cordel “Buffy” DosSantos  of East La Penitence Squatting Area and 24-year old George “Gregory” Hope of HUU Freeman Street, East La Penitence. Police said they murdered Nurse in the course or furtherance of a robbery. The accused appeared ...

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Granger to appoint his nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice, despite Jagdeo’s rejection

President David Granger will be going ahead with the appointment of his nominees for the posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, although Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has constitutionally rejected them, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. Harmon said Guyana’s constitution provides for “meaningful consultation” between the President and the Opposition Leader to pave the way for ...

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Jagdeo blocks Granger’s nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has blocked the appointment of President David Granger’s nominees for the posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. Jagdeo on Wednesday informed Granger by letter that he could not support the appointment of Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Chancellor of the Judiciary and Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards as Chief Justice. “As promised, I have done the ...

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ICJ’s decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy will be “binding”- Sir Shridath Ramphal

Guyana’s top legal adviser in the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, Sir Shridath Ramphal, on Wednesday said  when a decision is taken by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), it would be binding. “The decision of the court will be binding,” he said. Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition (GIPEX) at the Marriott ...

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Venezuela obliged to respect World Court ruling on border controversy- Greenidge

Even as Guyana’s top advisors and legal team on Sunday already “mapped out the broad options” to take the border controversy with Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ),  Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge insisted that that Spanish-speaking nation would have to respect the decision by that United Nations (UN) judicial body. Although Venezuela is an original signatory to ...

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Canadian gold mining company willing to provide letter for World Court hearing on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

A major Canadian gold mining company on Sunday said it would be willing to submit information to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), as evidence that Venezuela had objected to the establishment of a huge gold mine in the Essequibo region that is the subject of the territorial claim with Guyana. President and Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Goldfields, Scott ...

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GRA sticking to principles for assessing GTT’s tax debt; govt free to negotiate settlement

As the liberalisation of Guyana’s telecommunications sector awaits the settlement of a US$44 million tax dispute, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday vowed to stick to tax principles and said it was still awaiting more information from the telecoms provider. “As far as I know, GT&T has submitted information to me; I am now going through the information. I ...

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