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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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PPP appeals High Court’s decision not to remove AFC backers of local elections candidates in Corentyne

Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) candidate in the Whim/Bloomfield Local Authority Area have appealed a High Court decision that there was no evidence to prove that the Alliance For Change (AFC) had fooled backers to endorse its candidates. “That the decision of the Learned Hearing Judge be reversed, set aside, vacated and that this Honourable Court gives clear ...

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APNU avoids key concerns at poorly attended public meeting in stronghold of Georgetown; rubbishes PPP’s promise of no increased taxes

Despite an unusually big blaring loudspeaker and a well-illuminated Stabroek Market Square, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) attracted a very small group of visibly attentive attendees at a Local Government Election (LGE) campaign meeting that failed to deal with many concerns. Georgetown has been traditionally recognised as a stronghold of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the biggest party ...

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Showdown: City Inquiry Commission Chairman tells Mayor Chase-Green to “shut up and listen”; she denies being “rude”

Sparks flew at the beginning of Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green’s testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into the management of the City, eventually forcing Inquiry Chairman, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard to ask her to “shut up” and leave her attitude for City Hall. When told that, as Chairman of Council’s proceedings, she was the “captain of the ship”, Chase-Green’s asking ...

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Arrest of Tower Hotel’s owner in Jamaica signals crackdown on suspected drug lords- CANU ; Shervington “Big Head” faces extradition to US

The arrest of well-known Guyanese businessman, hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell in Jamaica for alleged drug trafficking marks the start of Guyana going after the ‘big fish’ drug lords, a top official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). “For years and years now, the man-in-the-street has been saying that CANU only goes after the small and the medium fishes, but ...

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