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Retired Justice Trotman to probe Lindo Creek massacre

Retired Justice Donald Trotman was Wednesday morning  sworn to head a Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre of eight miners in 2008. Trotman took the oath of office before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan in the presence of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. Trotman said he was “honoured” to be appointed the lone Commissioner to probe the incident ...

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Bulkan demands info from Chase-Green on City Council’s next move on open spaces

In what appears to be an all-out battle, Local Government Minister Ronald Bulkan is demanding that City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green tell him what the Council intends to do at playgrounds in two upscale areas of Georgetown. “Please be informed that I require a response from you regarding what applicable action(s) the Council contemplates or intends to perform on the Bel ...

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Inquiry into Lindo Creek massacre launches on Wednesday; Jagdeo says probes will distract, polarise Guyana

As government prepared to Wednesday launch a Commission of Inquiry into the massacre of eight men at Lindo Creek in 2008, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he welcomed the decision to probe extra-judicial killings but was wary that government was about to cover up politically inspired homicides and distract Guyanese from its broken promises. The swearing in of the Commissioners is ...

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Bulkan justifies “guidance” to City Mayor Chase-Green; seeks to stop public “ridicule”, “protect the image” of govt

Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan on Monday rejected accusations by Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green that he was meddling in Council’s affairs and instructing Council, through her, to adopt a new decision-making procedure in violation of the municipal laws. “We can’t be fossilised with any legislation. We are in a new era now. We are in a new democratic environment and ...

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City Mayor accuses Local Govt Minister of interfering in Council’s work

Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green on Sunday lashed out at Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan, accusing him of interfering in the Council’s work without understanding the law. “The Minister cannot sit in Kingston and direct what happens. He is taking over where the old administration left off,” she told reporters after a meeting in Alexander Village, Georgetown. The Mayor said the ...

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Commission of Inquiry into 1,000-odd extra-judicial killings to be named this week

A Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the extra-judicial killing of more than 1,000 persons during a six-year period will be named this week, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said just days after top opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials said they were ready for the wide-ranging probe. Harmon told Demerara Waves Online News that the Commission would be named “before ...

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Jagdeo slams GAWU President’s position on sugar talks with govt

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday publicly rejected positive statements by the President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand about talks with President David Granger. While Jagdeo insisted that the PPP “has no rift” with GAWU, he appeared to send a strong signal that he would not mind ...

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GDF to undergo major restructuring

President David Granger on Thursday announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will undergo a significant restructuring programme in the coming days to allow for a greater level of efficiency in the execution of its mandate and to ensure maximum development within the Force. Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, made the announcement  at the opening ceremony ...

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Bulkan botches City Mayor’s green spaces plan

Central government has blocked the Georgetown City Council from using open spaces in the City for business or housing purposes, in the wake of a High Court ruling that outlaws such activities. Minister responsible for Local Government, Ronald Bulkan said the David Granger-led administration expects that local government councils should instead “maintain and improve such areas for the benefit of all ...

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