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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney announces new policy for handling cases against non-citizen defendants

Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez  on Monday announced that his Office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and ...

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Police hunting cane-cutter who allegedly hacked ex partner

by Garfield Shortt Police were Monday morning mobilizing a team to go to the East Coast Demerara back-lands to hunt down and capture a cane-cutter who allegedly chopped his  ex partner several times about her body and her left hand severed. “We have information that he is in the back-lands,” East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis told ...

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Guyana rules out planting industrial hemp

Government on Sunday ruled out permitting the cultivation of hemp, a member of the cannabis family, for industrial purposes, saying the plant was still prohibited by the United Nations (UN) and Guyana was not about to become a narco-state. Acknowledging those in  favour of industrial hemp in Guyana is having a “more vocal lobby,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the ...

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Govt appeals for patience in getting things done

Amid growing concerns that government ministers have lost touch with the grassroots almost two years after they were elected to office, they are appealing for patience in improving the quality of life of Guyanese. At an outreach held Sunday (April 23, 2017) at Den Amstel Primary School, West Coast Demerara, Deputy Regional Executive Officer for Region Three (West Demerara- Essequibo Islands), Jennifer ...

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Govt encouraged to look to overseas-based Guyanese to upgrade interior airstrips

President of the Florida headquartered Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton has suggested that the Guyana government looks to the Diaspora for investment in upgrading airstrips in the country’s hinterland. He threw out the suggestion while chairing the first Annual General Meeting of the National Air Transport Association of Guyana held on April 19 here. Kirton said that public private ...

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Mason allegedly held with ganja, gun and ammo

A mason was arrested allegedly with ganja, a gun and bullets in Albouystown, and police indicated he could be arraigned as early as Monday on a number of charges. The Guyana Police Force said lawmen got a tip-off, “responded promptly and arrested” the mason on Albouys Street, Albouystown allegedly with one .32 pistol, two magazines, 17 live rounds of ammunition ...

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