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Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

Guyana should abolish death penalty instead of enacting new laws with such punishment

Guyana and other countries that have enacted laws to sentence convicted terrorists to death should take steps to repeal them and also abolish the death penalty altogether, top international advocates against the death penalty said Wednesday. Commissioner with the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Justice Navi Pillay told a news conference ahead of a judicial colloquium with Guyanese judges ...

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Guyana’s social workers eye standards, self-regulation

by Gary Eleazar Social Workers across the country will on Wednesday converge at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, to formulate a ‘road-map’ on the way forward on the industry’s Standards and Professional Practices. The initiative is spearheaded, in part, by the Ministry of Social Protection and is being done in collaboration with the University of Guyana , the Guyana Association ...

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City Hall blocks shipping containers from leaving wharves unless they pay GYD$25K

Less than one week after a City Magistrate threw out several charges against businesspersons for failure to pay a GYD$25,000 shipping container tax,  City Hall on Tuesday blocked shipping containers from leaving city wharves unless they pay the same amount of  money to use the roads. Assistant Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick told reporters outside Muneshwer’s Wharf that the Mayor and ...

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SOCU Protocol now part of Police Force’s Standing Orders

Six months after a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) intelligence officer was killed while on a high-speed chase on behalf of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the long-awaited protocol for the anti-financial crimes unit has been added to the rules of the Guyana Police Force. Ramjattan told Demerara Waves Online News said the SOCU ...

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International Women Police Association awards Guyanese officer

The International Women Police Association will be awarding a member of the Guyana Police Force for her outstanding work among women and the social crime prevention programme. Senior Superintendent, Maxine Graham will be receiving the award during the International Women Police Conference to be held from October 9 to 13 in Barcelona, Spain.  Twenty  Guyanese policewomen would also be participating ...

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