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PNCR’s women’s arm scolds Kennard over “shut up and listen” order to City Mayor; suggests gender discrimination

In the wake of the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard’s refusal to apologise to City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green for telling her to “shut up and listen”, the women’s arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). The National Congress of Women (NCW) made it clear that it was not commenting ...

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EPA probes alleged noise pollution from Teleperformance’s generators

Residents of a section of Robb Street, Georgetown on Tuesday night complained to inspectors of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that a very loud humming sound from generators at Teleperformance call centre was disturbing them from resting. The EPA inspectors used noise meters to conduct almost four-hour long tests outside the Teleperformance building and the neighbourhood, in response to concerns ...

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Colombian facing extradition to US from Jamaica previously held in Guyana in connection with cocaine vessels

Former Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh says one of the men held in Jamaica on a United States (US) arrest warrant for alleged drug trafficking had been previously held in Guyana during the search of a vessel for cocaine which had eventually triggered a Commission of Inquiry. Current top CANU officials have said the detention of the ...

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GWI spends millions to truck water to Madewini Camp; company clearing debts to major hardware stores

The cash-strapped Guyana Water Inc. (GWI) has been spending GYD$400,000 per month for the past three years to truck water to the Madewini Youth Camp at Soesdyke in an area where residents say they have been without potable water for almost two weeks. Residents told Demerara Waves Online News that it will cost GYD$3 million in pipelines to supply water ...

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Video: President Granger confirms recent visit to Trinidad prompted visit to Cuba for medical investigation

President David Granger has confirmed that he went earlier this month to Trinidad for additional medical consultations following the emergence of symptoms, a move that has now prompted his decision to go to Cuba for further “investigation”. He left Tuesday and is scheduled to return on November 11, one day before Local Government Elections. He recalled being given a clean ...

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“Unwell” President Granger goes to Cuba for medical “investigation”

President David Granger goes to Cuba on Tuesday for a medical “investigation”, a senior government minister confirmed. Coming on the heels of a terse announcement by the Guyana government with no stated reason for the trip, People’s National Congress Reform General Secretary, Amna Ally said the President is not expected to undergo surgery but is due for a medical test ...

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City Commission of Inquiry “properly set up”, rules Retired Justice Kennard

Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard Monday afternoon ruled that the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown was legally established, paving the way for Town Clerk Royston King to take the stand. “I have come to the conclusion that this inquiry was properly set up and the inquiry will now continue”, Kennard said in pointing out that ...

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President, First Lady for “private visit” to Cuba

President David Granger will Tuesday depart Guyana for the Republic of Cuba, government announced An official told Demerara Waves Online News that the visit is “private”. When asked, if it is for medical, the official said “not that I know of”. The Head of State will be accompanied by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger. The President is expected to return ...

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Justice Kennard rules out apologising to Mayor Chase-Green for “shut up” order

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Cecil Kennard on Monday said he would not apologise for telling City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green to “shut up” last week Friday. “I have no apology for making that statement,” he said. Kennard highlighted that instead of answering questions, Chase-Green last week Friday was asking questions of the Commission’s lawyer, Attorney-at-Law ...

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Royston King’s lawyer challenges legality of Commission of Inquiry

Town Clerk, Royston King’s Attorney-at-Law, Maxwell Edwards has challenged the legality of the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown. Whether the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Cecil Kennard will rule in favour of King will depend on counter arguments from the Commission’s lawyers, Everton Singh-Lammy and Sherwin Benjamin. Edwards told Kennard that ...

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