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PPPC lays down demands for Coroners; slams talks with AG as “gaff”

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has labeled as “cosmetology” consultations on two Bills that he was invited to by his successor to discuss, Basil Williams. Nandlall questioned whether Justices of Peace would be competent enough to preside over inquests across Guyana, and he also recommended that they hold certain qualifications. Nandlall said when he turned up for consultations on January ...

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Tourism twinned with telecoms, not dissolved but tourism stakeholder still worried

Days after stating that the Ministry of Tourism has been dissolved, government Tuesday night assured that tourism has not been put on the ministerial back burner but has instead been twinned with Public Telecommunications. However, a tourism industry stakeholder still believes that the sector will not be given the required attention given the burdensome nature of telecommunications. The National Frequency ...

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Fisherman’s body found in net

Police were Tuesday probing the death of a fisherman whose body was found in the net of a fishing vessel that was working in the vicinity of the Berbice River in eastern Guyana. The man has been identified as Shahabudeen Haniff, 49 years, of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. The body was discovered in the net of the vessel on Monday, ...

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PSC wants “minor amendments” to Coroners and Law Reform Bills

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says that after a consultation meeting with the Attorney General over Coroners Amendment Bill and the Law Reform Commission Bill, it has recommended some minor amendments. In a release to the media on Tuesday, the PSC noted that the discussion centered primarily on the provisions for appointment of Commissioners and agreement was reached with the ...

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Police Force accuses Service Commission of misleading public about persons eligible for promotion

The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon accused the Police Service Commission (PSC) of misleading the public about the eligibility of several members of the force for promotion.    In a statement, the force said a list of the persons recommended have been checked and no one is ineligible for promotions.    The PSC’s informing the Police Commissioner‎, Seelall Persaud that ...

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North West District men arraigned on murder charges

Two men from the North West District (NWD) of Guyana were Monday arraigned for separate murders that were linked to arguments. In one of the cases, 23-year old Leonard Fredericks of Heaven Hill, Matthews Ridge was arraigned for allegedly murdering Peter James at Hell Hill, also in Matthews Ridge. Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the Court that the duo had ...

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“Unbecoming and very political” – Rohee responds to Top Cop’s criticism

  Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has dismissed statements by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud regarding his tenure as Home Affairs Minister as “political” and “unbecoming.” Rohee at a press conference last Monday had stated that promotions should be placed on hold until certain disciplinary matters are complete. “Little or nothing is ...

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Health care workers who treated swine flu victim vaccinated

All the health care workers at Balwant Singh Hospital, where Guyana’s first swine flu victim sought medical attention, have  been vaccinated and are being monitored for the potentially deadly disease, Public Health Minister Dr. George Norton said Monday. “They were tracked and all identified, for those who remained in Guyana –including the nurses as well as the relatives. They are ...

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