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Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

Complement of judges increased; AG wants persons of integrity to be appointed

Government has increased the number of Puisne Judges to 20 to help speed up court hearings and hopes that those to be appointed would not be of questionable character. “We trust that those who are endowed with the high constitutional responsibility of recruiting candidates to fill the new vacancies, will discharge this responsibility with due care and circumspection in order ...

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Bajan on wounding charge granted bail

A Barbadian man here to celebrate Mashramani in Guyana was granted $200,000 bail from High Court, after he was charged with stabbing a minibus driver several times.  Mike Clark, charged with intent to maim or disfigure, inflicted grievous bodily harm on Shawn McAllister at Holmes Street, Georgetown on February 16 last.   He made his second appearance before Chief Magistrate ...

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Bandits caught after robbing gas station

Several bandits who Friday night robbed and attempted to burn down a gas station on the West Coast Demerara were caught at a road block , police said. The incident occurred at the “On The Go” gas station at Nismes Village about 10:30 PM. Three of the five robbers were later caught at a road block near the Demerara Harbour ...

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CFATF cautions against more amendments to anti-money laundering law; opposition refuses to budge

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Friday evening urged swift passage of the government-sponsored amendments to the financial crimes law by February 28 because tinkering with them can pose greater risks. But the combined opposition- A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC)- Friday vowed that they would not vote for changes to the 2009 ...

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