Daily Archives: Friday, 19 February 2016, 20:25

UN to send another border fact-finding mission to Guyana

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016, 20:29 by Denis Chabrol Guyana remains optimistic that United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon will refer the border controversy with Venezuela for a juridical settlement, even as he prepares to dispatch another fact-fining mission to Georgetown. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said a United Nations team would shortly visit Georgetown and Caracas. ...

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High Court rules that ministers Scott, Felix cannot sit in National Assembly

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016, 20:37 by Denis Chabrol The High Court Friday ruled that two government ministers – Keith Scott and Winston Felix- could not sit in the National Assembly as un-elected members or technocrats because they are on the list of elected candidates for the coalition. “They are elected members of the National Assembly since you ...

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Appeal Court readies to hear cross-dressing case; SASOD gears up for constitutional reform

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016, 18:24 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s gay and lesbian community hopes to soon have a clearer idea whether they could cross-dress freely without fear of being charged, even as they thicken their dossier for constitutional reform. Co-Chairman of the local gay rights organisation, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Joel Simpson said a Registrar ...

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Guysuco threatens to halt current crop; deadlock reached on 2015 annual incentive

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016, 17:00 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) Friday warned that it would shut down operations for the current crop if workers do not stop their weekly strike action, even as the cash-strapped entity reluctantly agreed to take a pay-dispute to arbitration. “Such behaviour by the Union would leave the Corporation with no ...

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Immigration officers, security officer charged in connection with cocaine discovery at JFK Airport

Last Updated on Friday, 19 February 2016, 16:20 by Denis Chabrol Three Guyana immigration officers and a female security officer were Friday arraigned in connection with the discovery of a 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways aircraft in New York. They pleaded guilty and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan until March 10, 2016 ...

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