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Three entities claim ownership of City wharf leased to Paul Sandy’s shipping company

Amid claims that Town Clerk, Royston King allegedly leased a Lombard Street wharf that supposedly does not belong to the City Council, new information surfaced on Monday that two other entities are laying claim to the property. Paul Sandy, the lone Director and Secretary of Quick Shipping Inc; testified before a Local Government Commission-organised Commission of Inquiry that he paid ...

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Govt asks High Court to block PPP’s challenge of Local Govt Minister’s constituency changes, omissions

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday asked the High Court to block efforts by the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s  Bibi Shadick  to quash his decision to hold elections for several neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order containing important information. The application comes up before Justice Gino Persaud on September 27, 2018. Attorney General, Basil Williams argues, on behalf ...

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PPP’s GECOM Commissioner takes Bulkan, Chief Elections Officer to Court over local govt constituency changes, omissions

Guyana Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick on Monday moved to the High Court to quash Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan’s decision to hold elections for numerous neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order order containing several vital pieces of information. This move by Shadick, who is an Attorney-at-Law and an elector in constituency one in Georgetown, comes against the backdrop of ...

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Justice Kenneth Benjamin “very competent” for Chancellor of Judiciary; no need for comparison

President David Granger  on Friday again insisted on Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s next Chancellor because he emerged as the best candidate for the job, but he declined to say why his pick is better than acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards. “All persons applied, they were interviewed, their applications were evaluated and they made recommendations so I’m not going to compare ...

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State to appeal dismissal of GY$600 million larceny charge against Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings

The State has signaled its intention to appeal the dismissal of a GY$600 million larceny charge against  former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Assistant, Margaret Cummings. “The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) wishes to advise that a Notice of Appeal was filed in the Guyana Court of Appeal on August 30, 2018,” the ...

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Decision to scrap jail terms for marijuana possession for personal use welcomed; tough laws needed to punish prison staff for drug trafficking- Prisons Director

Even as more prison guards and civilians are being busted for smuggling marijuana into the jails, Director of the Guyana Prison Service, Gladwin Samuels has welcomed government’s decision to scrap jail terms for the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. At the same time, Samuels is recommending that tough legislation be put in place to specifically punish ...

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Mother jailed pending trial for murder of three-year old son

The woman, who allegedly stabbed to death her three-year old son, was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Twenty-six year old Pat Brenda Ferreira was not required to plea to the indictable charge. The pregnant woman was remanded to prison until September 12, 2018 by Cove and John Magistrate, Peter Hugh. A preliminary inquiry would eventually be held to ...

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New order issued to activate Judicial Review Act in keeping with Chief Justice’s order

Twelve days after issuing a  commencement order for the Judicial Review Act (JRA) from January 1, 2019 a new order has been issued to instead activate that law from July 31, 2018 in keeping with the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire’s order. The order was published in the Official Gazette states that the previous order issued on August 15, 2018, which ...

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Junior Finance Minister wants to advise on corruption charges; calls for appeal of Jennifer Westford’s GY$600 million larceny charge

Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma has criticised police investigators and legal experts for instituting the wrong charge against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Officer, Margaret Cummings who were freed of a GY$600 million charge of larceny by public officer. Speaking on Saturday’s edition of Voice of the People on his television station, CNSTV6, Sharma urged ...

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‘Guyana Airways Corp. Inc.’ plans to take legal action over use of name

Legal action is likely to be taken against government for removing the privately-owned Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. (GAC) from the Companies Register two years after the entity was duly registered because the name is identical to two previous companies. “Every entity had an opportunity to object to the name, Guyana Airways Corporation Inc; within that six-month period after we received ...

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