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Daily Archives: February 5, 2014

President obliged to assent Bills, only court decides constitutionality- Senior Counsel

Senior Counsel Brynmor Pollard on Wednesday said the President was obliged to assent to Bills passed by the National Assembly and it is only the Court could decide if they were unconstitutional. Speaking with reporters, Pollard argued that the Attorney General was not the custodian of Guyana’s Constitution but the Court which must decide on constitutionality. He said even if ...

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Wortmanville man on narcotics charge

A truck driver, who is the caretaker of a house owned by a United States-based Guyanese, was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of narcotics trafficking. 53-year old Errol Keilar of 47 Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to being in possession of 176 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before City Magistrate Ann Mc ...

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Private Sector Commission endorses electronic voting, counting system

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Wednesday announced its endorsement of a proposed electronic ballot voting and counting system in local government and national elections. “The use of such a system could enhance the accuracy of vote counts and speed up the delivery of election results,” said the PSC in a statement on the outcome of a meeting with Canadian ...

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Short-listed Guyanese applicants front-runners for Chief Elections Officer post

The two Guyanese candidates for the post of Chief Elections Officer are said to be the front-runners for the top administrative post at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), according to well-placed sources. They are Acting CEO Calvin Benn and Assistant CEO Keith Lowenfield- wo sources say have chalked up signficant local electoral experience over the past 10 years. Multiple sources ...

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Jealous soldier charged with murder of Agricola woman

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Private Abiola Jacobs was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of Agricoola resident Donna Taylor last month-end. Jacobs,22, was not required to plea to the capital offence when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The prosecution asked for two weeks to complete the investigations into the incident that occurred on January ...

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PSC seeks “urgent” meeting with APNU over ditched AML observer status

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday decided to seek a meeting with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to ascertain why that opposition party no longer wants it to observe all sittings of the parliamentary select committee set up to examine proposed amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act. “We want to meet ...

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