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Guyana govt “not in a rush” to hold death penalty consultations

A day after a top international human rights activist called on Guyana to repeal the death penalty for terrorism and other offences for which there is capital punishment, government on Thursday ruled out consultations any time soon to do so. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who chaired the post-cabinet press conference, said from all indications government was “not in ...

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Guyana should abolish death penalty instead of enacting new laws with such punishment

Guyana and other countries that have enacted laws to sentence convicted terrorists to death should take steps to repeal them and also abolish the death penalty altogether, top international advocates against the death penalty said Wednesday. Commissioner with the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Justice Navi Pillay told a news conference ahead of a judicial colloquium with Guyanese judges ...

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Guyana to hold consultations on private international law- President Granger

President, David Granger says Guyana will first have to hold consultations on the pros and cons of the various Hague Conventions on child protection and business-related laws. “We have to commit to understanding more fully the legal implications and ramifications of the adoption of these conventions of the (Hague) Conference, a process that must be preceded by consultation with national ...

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Jamaica’s police helping Guyana improve intelligence gathering system

Guyana is getting assistance from Jamaica in boosting its crime and security intelligence-gathering strategies and techniques, Guyana’s Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud announced Wednesday. Addressing the annual police awards ceremony, he said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has begun conducting an assessment of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) crime and security intelligence system with the aim of recommending improvements. He said ...

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British High Commissioner credits Guyana for guilty verdicts in UK’s biggest ever cocaine seizure

British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn on Monday hailed the work of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) , Guyana Police Force  and witnesses who testified in the United Kingdom’s biggest cocaine haul that had links to Guyana. “Her Majesty’s Government, and the UK National Crime Agency , are extremely grateful for the support and assistance provided by the Guyana ...

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Eastern Caribbean High Court blocks removal of Guyana-registered plane from Anguilla

A Guyanese aviation company, Domestic Airlines, on Wednesday secured an injunction in the Eastern Caribbean High Court preventing the removal from Anguilla of a Cessna 206 plane, which was flown out of Guyana without aauthorisation. That plane and another one have been flown out of Guyana despite a Guyana High Court injunction. The ex-parte application for an interim injunction was ...

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Files in “disarray” as Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings fraud trial begins

The commencement of the GYD$600 million fraud trial of former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her former Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings was short-lived after the prosecutor’s files were in “disarray.” Following objections by Defence Lawyer, Neil Boston, City Magistrate Judy Latchman gave Police Prosecutor, Neville Jeffers  until July 26, 2016 at 9 AM to present to ...

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