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‘Don’t discriminate against anyone’, treat foreigners properly- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner, Paul Williams on Friday charged 150 newly-minted members of the Guyana Police Force not to discriminate against anyone including those of different sexual orientation, and they should prepare themselves to treat foreigners properly. “There should be no discrimination as to sex, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preferences and relationships. Show respect for all human rights and constitutional rights,” said ...

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ExxonMobil concession should remain “intact” for strategic border security reasons

Guyana is not eager for ExxonMobil to relinquish any of the 60 blocks on the offshore concession that extends to the borders with Venezuela and Suriname, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman. He said the ExxonMobil block should “remain intact” as it had been granted in 1999 because “we believe that the circumstances have not diminished”. Contradicting critics that the handing ...

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Minister David Patterson’s statement on brother’s arrest in Grenada for alleged cocaine trafficking

As 47-year old Derrick Patterson remained on remand in a Grenadian prison pending trial for alleged cocaine trafficking, his brother- Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson- Thursday night said he and his family believed that Derrick must bear “full responsibility” for the alleged crime. “Our position is that Derrick is a matured adult of 47 years and he must bear ...

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Coke-smoking boat cook stabbed to death

Guyana Police Force investigators Thursday  night were investigating allegations that a cocaine-smoking fisherman aboard a fishing boat in Berbice was stabbed to death after he refused to heed calls to stop smoking the narcotic while cooking. Dead is 38-year old Davanand Jailall of 478 Block 8 Agriculture Road , East Coast Demerara. Investigators  were told that the incident occurred at about ...

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Ashni Singh, Brassington in High Court challenge of legality of criminal charges

Former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington have asked the High Court to throw out charges of misconduct in public office because there is no legal basis. “The common law offence of misconduct in public office cannot be committed where the servant in question is specifically excluded from ...

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