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Daily Archives: January 17, 2014

Three Muneshwers Limited clerks on embezzlement charges

Three clerks of Muneshwers Limited women appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Friday to answer separate embezzlement charges at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court. Subrina Rahamat of Lot 2887 Well Road North Ruimveldt, pleaded not guilty to three counts of embezzlement, particulars of which said that, being employed as a clerk at Muneshwers Limited, she embezzled the sum of GUY$223,972 ...

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Baton-sodomy: Harding says was ashamed to tell doctors; prison wardens mocked him

23-year old Colwyn Harding Friday afternoon said he made several failed attempts to quietly tell authorities and nurses that a policeman had sodomized with a baton but he was ashamed to do so. He rejected claims by doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) that he was suffering from strangulated hernia, causing him to undergo emergency surgeries in December. ...

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GDF promotes officers, other ranks

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Friday announced the promotion of 88 officersd and 260 Other Ranks effective from January 1,2014, The army said that in accordance with the Defence Act Chapter 15:01 of 1977, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips, has announced that the President and Commander-in-Chief, Donald Ramotar has approved the Forty-two Officers and 96 Other Ranks were confirmed in ...

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Court proceedings could soon be recorded electronically

Court proceedings could soon be recorded and transcripts provided if the National Assembly passes the Recording of Court Proceedings Bill No. 1 of 2014 which was tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday. The Recording of Court Proceedings Bill, tabled my Attorney General Anil Nandlall, seeks to provide that proceedings in any court of law in Guyana shall be recorded ...

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National Assembly unanimously approves Evidence (Amendment) Bill

The Evidence (Amendment) Bill No. 23 of 2013, approved by the National Assembly on Thursday, will expand the category of experts to present evidence in Court cases without being present. First rejected in June 2013 when tabled by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the Bills were re-tabled in December by Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall. The legislation which seeks to ...

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Opposition supports firearms bill in AG Nandlall’s name

The National Assembly has passed an amendment to the Firearms Act which now makes the unlicensed possession of firearm and ammunition components a crime. The amendment bill had been presented for the first and second readings by Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee in March 2013 but the opposition parties had used their majority to reject it in keeping with an ...

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