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Pensioner called to make defense for causing death by dangerous driving

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that prima facie case has been established against Andrew Alder, a Guyoil driver charged with causing  the death of Denesh Bissoon by dangerous driving last year. Alder, a pensioner from Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, had pleaded not guilty to the charge previously and was placed on $300,000 bail. Alden was today asked to build his ...

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Smart City Solutions to explore removing meters that may obstruct disabled

Smart City Solutions (SCS), the operators the parking meters in Georgetown, on Thursday has summoned a meeting with the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) to discuss concerns about the location of several meters virtually in the middle of a number of pavements. SCS further hinted that it would be willing to consider  removing those badly placed meters to ensure they ...

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Professor uses drones to track human impact on Guyana’s rainforest

(UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS NEWS CENTRE) Dr. Anthony Cummings is working in Guyana, using drones to track and study how farming impacts the Amazon rainforest’s ecosystem over time. Dr. Anthony Cummings sat down with leaders of an indigenous community in Guyana last summer to share an unconventional idea to help them conserve the land their people have lived on for ...

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Major crackdown on Trafficking In Persons coming

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that there would an intensified crackdown on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) during the next two years. “We will increase the number of arrests, charges and convictions of alleged TIP perpetrators by three hundred percent,” Coordinator of the Counter-Trafficking Unit, Tanisha Williams-Corbin told the launch of the 2017—2018 National Plan of Action for the Prevention ...

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Mother of deceased Babita Sarjou takes witness stand in Court

Champa Seonaraine, mother of deceased Babita Sarjou, today came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the murder preliminary inquiry. Sarjou, whose remains were found in a shallow grave behind the home she shared briefly with her husband Anand Narine, disappeared in Novemeber 2010 at 28 years old. Sarjou reportedly left her mother’s home early Novemeber 2010 to attend a motorcade ...

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Granger to send Jagdeo reasons for deeming GECOM Chairman nominees unacceptable

President David Granger is Wednesday expected to dispatch his reasons to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for deeming his list of nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman “unacceptable.” “He will get the letter today. As I said it is essentially a constitutional matter. The matter is dealt with clearly in the constitution. I myself did not feel ...

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More evidence, including video of bones dug up, lodged in Babita Sarjou case

Two witnesses in the Babita Sarjou case appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today. Corporal Germain Laundry, and Lance Corporal Earle Allen took the witness stand. The murder preliminary inquiry opened with lawyers for accused, Sharnandand Narine and Darrel Ponton visibly absent from the court. Chief Magistrate McLennan inquired from the defendants the noticeable absence of their lawyers, to which ...

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Indigenous farmer remanded for illegal shotgun, ammo possession

Orville Roberts, an indigenous farmer from Aishalton, was today remanded to prison for the January 14 possession of a 16 guage shotgun, and one 12 guage cartridge without having a firearm license. Roberts, 45 years old, plead not guilty to both charges before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The police prosecutor said the case file is incomplete pending a ballistics test. ...

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Govt sticks with Brickdam/ D’urban Park as Mash float parade route

The Guyana government on Tuesday insisted that it would be sticking with the Stabroek via Brickdam to D’urban Park route for the Mashramani costume and float parade, citing it’s historical significance and safety concerns. Following a decision taken in 2016 as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration, the Education Ministry through its Department of Culture has opted to stick to ...

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