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Woman charged with exciting hostility to Pres Granger

A woman was Tuesday charged with exciting hostility and ill to President David Granger under Guyana’s Racial Hostility Act by communicating certain messages via Facebook and WhatsApp. Bibi Safora Salim was granted GYD$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan and ordered to return to court on May 11, 2016 for the commencement of the trial. The divorced mother of ...

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System defects give rise to possibility for prison break – CoI hears

Several system defects at the Camp Street Prison give rise to the possibility for prisoners to escape their dorms and ultimately the prison compound. This is according to the testimony given by Camp Street Prison Officer Dekanna Benjamin when she appeared at the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday. The officer stationed in the Operations Room told the ...

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I eat the food prepared for inmates – Camp Street Prison Kitchen Officer

Oldfield Romelus, one of the Officers at the Camp Street Prison with responsibility for preparing meals for prisoners says that he eats the very food that is prepared and it is far from what some inmates have described it. Since the Commission into the Camp Street had commenced prisoners have decried the meals being served to them, with one prisoner ...

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Justice Patterson slams Ram over COI walk out; says display “petulant, outrageous”

Two days after the President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram, stormed out of the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry (CoI) withdrawing the group’s participation, the Commission Chairman retired Justice James Patterson has come out swinging at Ram for what he deemed a display of childishness. At the time of the stormy walkout Ram had raised concerns ...

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‘How can you save a life already lost?’ – Prison Service Officer asks COI

Cadet Prison Officer and the Head of the task force that was activated to deal with rioting prisoners on March 3 had some grueling questions of his own when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Friday. Udistair Holligan, a key respondent during the riots, recounted the fear and intimidation that was associated ...

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Environmental Tax still haunts Gov’t; more billion dollar lawsuits filed

The controversial Environmental Tax which saw the Government of Guyana having to pay millions of dollar to a beverage company is still haunting the Government as two other importers look to cash in with similar lawsuits. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at a press conference on Thursday said that two other companies – S.M Jaleel and Guyana Beverages Inc ...

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Updated: Ramotar says US$5 M for GT&T shares still outstanding

Ex-President Donald Ramotar on Thursday maintained that US$5 million for Guyana’s shares in Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) have not yet been paid. “The five million US (dollars) is still outstanding,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Later Thursday, he issued a prepared statement calling on the government to lay bare its records to show that the money was paid ...

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APNU, AFC for high level anniversary talks

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) are due for high level talks in early May to discuss developments and progress made under the coalition administration, says AFC Executive Member Raphael Trotman. The meeting will come at a time when the Government would observe one year of being in office and will review it’s performance. Trotman ...

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Harmon aboard Chinese jet: Possible conflict with draft ministerial code, but Harmon did no wrong

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Wednesday acknowledged that the provision of an aircraft to Minister of State Joseph Harmon by existing and prospective Chinese investors in Guyana’s forestry sector for domestic travels to their locations in China could conflict with the proposed ministerial code of conduct and was sure it would not happen again. “It could lead to a conflict ...

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Contraband is a multi-million jail enterprise – Deputy Director of Prisons

  Deputy Director of Guyana’s Prisons Gladwin Samuels has stated that the distribution and sale of contraband in Guyana’s prison system is a multi-million dollar industry and his stern footing against it may have led to him being disliked by the inmates at the Camp Street Prison. Samuels made the statement while being interviewed by reporters as the second day ...

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