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Six suspected bandits on gun, ammo possesion charges

Six suspected bandits were Tuesday arraigned on gun and ammunition possession charges. Except for Steve Hercules, who pleaded guilty, the others pleaded innocent, were refused bail and remanded to prison until May 10, 2018. Hercules was expected to be sentenced later Tuesday by Providence Magistrate, Sunil Scarce. Defence Lawyer, George Thomas asked the court to be lenient with Hercules because ...

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Former Finance Minister Ashni Singh, NICIL Head Winston Brassington charged in connection with GY$900 million land sales

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL)/ Privatisation Unit, Winston Brassington were Thursday given until early next month to make an appearance in connection with the sale of three plots of land for a total of more than GY$900 million. Three charges of alleged misconduct in public office were ...

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Ashni Singh, Brassington charged in connection with land sales

Former Finance Minister, Ashni Singh and former Head of the Privatisation Unit, Winston Brassington have been charged in connection with the sale of threw plots of land. Their lawyer, Anil Nandlall said they have been charged with three counts f misconduct in public office. Nandlall said it has to with the sale of the three plots of land on the ...

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Guyana’s judiciary survives “testing period” during PNC, PPP rule- former Chancellor, Justice Carl Singh

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh says Guyana’s judiciary “has survived a testing period” characterised by one of his predecessors calling on the judiciary to toe a socialist line in support of the then government, affixing of the People’s National Congress’  (PNC) flag outside the Court of Appeal and then President Janet Jagan tossing court papers over her shoulder. ...

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Stop the ruckus in the House and fix conflict with constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights- former Chancellor

Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Carl Singh on Wednesday night recommended that parliamentarians cease their ruckus in the House and instead change the laws that conflict with constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights. Delivering a lecture on “The Constitutional Guarantee of Fundamental Rights and the Citizen” at the University of Guyana (UG)-organised third conversation on law and the society, Singh said the ...

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Guyanese child prevented from sitting Trinidad’s Secondary Entrance Assessment.. Attorneys seek Education Minister’s intervention

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday PARENTS of an 11-year-old student say their child is being prevented from writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam, next month, and are threatening to approach the High Court for an injunction to force the Education Ministry to permit him to sit the test. Attorneys for the child’s parents have written to Education Minister Anthony Garcia ...

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Man who allegedly threatened to kill President remanded to prison

A 64-year old man of Triumph, East Coast Demerara, who allegedly threatened to kill President David Granger, was Monday sent to jail pending trial. Motielall Balkarran was refused bail and remanded to prison until April 16, 2018. Police said on March 20 at Triumph, East Coast Demerara he called the Emergebcy Service, 911, and threatened to kill President Granger by ...

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Guyana wants World Court to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island; stop scaring investors

Guyana has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to rule that Venezuela must withdraw from Ankoko Island and stop harassing investors onshore and offshore the Essequibo Region, that United Nations (UN) court said in statement. In its case filed with The Hague-headquartered ICJ to settle the controversy over the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal boundary award, Guyana asked the court to ...

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