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SARA serves papers on Jagdeo to recover his seaside property; calls reporter’s question “stupid”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday confirmed that High Court marshals served him with court papers on behalf the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), and his lawyers plan to respond. “I received it. My lawyers are dealing with it,” he told a news conference. The marshals caught up with Jagdeo at the Church Street-based Opposition Leader’s office. “I didn’t even ...

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OPINION: Leaders taking this country down an uncontrollable road; time for regional, international mediation

By GHK Lall The road in Guyana keeps getting rougher: from hardline to deadline to immovable lines in the mud. The word is: No way! Not today! None of this leaves any room to maneuver; less space for optimism for those few citizens who do not proudly number themselves in the ranks of the unalterably committed (politically) and the increasingly ...

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US Virgin Islands court sentences four Guyanese men following seizure of 3,769 kilos of cocaine worth US$71million

Reproduced by VI Consortium ST. CROIX — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma ...

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Criminal justice system stakeholders being trained in forensic psychology and sexual offences

Guyana’s legal experts are to be trained in forensic psychology, aimed at applying more natural science techniques in securing convictions for sexual offences and violence against children. The eight-module programme is being supported by the University of Guyana’s (UG) Faculty of Health Sciences, United Nations Children’s Fund, the judiciary, the University of Guyana’s Psychology Task Force and the Caribbean Alliance ...

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GTT, gov’t agree to discuss “all outstanding issues” for liberalisation of telecoms sector

The Guyana government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company have inked a memorandum of understanding for the government’s planned liberalisation of the telecommunications market, but no date has been set for this to be realised. “The MOU, while non-binding, represents a major step toward fully liberalizing Guyana’s telecommunications market. The parties have further agreed to continue discussions on all ...

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Liberty and Justice Party’s Lenox Shuman applies to give up Canadian citizenship, may scrape in Guyanese residency

The presidential candidate for the newly-formed Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Lenox Shuman on Wednesday said he has applied to give up his Canadian citizenship, but he did not know how long the process would take. Shuman, a former Vice Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), said that with general and regional elections unlikely to be held this month, ...

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Updated: NO ELECTION DATE: Jagdeo-Granger talks ended in stalemate; President to meet GECOM

President David Granger Wednesday morning maintained that he could not call an election date unless the “independent” Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is ready, and he is expected to meet the seven-member body next week. “GECOM is in charge of elections, not the Executive. I cannot decide when elections will be held,” he told reporters minutes after meeting Opposition Leader Bharrat ...

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President agrees to meet Opposition Leader; Jagdeo says talks will be “one more good-faith” attempt

President David Granger has agreed to meet with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday to discuss several issues he raised including setting an election date before the current voters’ list expires on April 30. “The content of these letters has been conveyed to His Excellency the President who advises that he is prepared to meet with you on Wednesday March ...

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Jagdeo’s 56-day election deadline to Granger unworkable – Elections Commissioners

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s plan to wrest general elections within the next 56 days from President David Granger is already being regarded as impractical even if there was an acceptable voters’ list, the ruling coalition-backed elections commissioners said Tuesday. However, opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections commissioner Robeson Benn still has his eyes set on general elections within the constitutionally-mandated ...

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