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Daily Archives: Thursday, 21 July 2016, 17:40

Referendum on death penalty if there’s deadlock- Granger

Last Updated on Friday, 22 July 2016, 8:56 by Denis Chabrol President David Granger said he was open to holding a referendum on whether the death penalty should be abolished if there is a deadlock, hinting very strongly that he was opposed to external forces dictating what Guyana should do. “There has been a moratorium of over two decades and what ...

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CANU cleared of Barry Dataram’s allegations

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 17:40 by Denis Chabrol   elf-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram’s allegations that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU)‎ has been involved in facilitating drug trafficking instead of fighting it have. no merit, President David Granger said Thursday. ‎”I would say generally that Mr Barry Dataram:s allegations‎ are without foundation. The Commission did find other ...

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Guyana govt “not in a rush” to hold death penalty consultations

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 14:42 by Denis Chabrol A day after a top international human rights activist called on Guyana to repeal the death penalty for terrorism and other offences for which there is capital punishment, government on Thursday ruled out consultations any time soon to do so. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who chaired the ...

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Fund to finance telecoms services in uneconomical areas

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 13:35 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar Communities across the country with no access to telecommunication services will soon be accommodated through a special fund to be set up, as part of the provisions under the recently approved Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2016. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, elucidated this point on Wednesday when ...

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SARU Chief rejects PPP’s “witch hunt” claims

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 13:24 by Denis Chabrol by Gary Eleazar Head of Guyana’s State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU), Professor Clive Thomas has rejected outright claims by the opposition Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP) that the agency is engaged in a ‘witch-hunt’ against its members, since it is merely probing complaints made. In fact, he said it was the People’s ...

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Special prosecution team likely for high profile state asset cases

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 July 2016, 21:26 by Denis Chabrol A team of Special Prosecutors is to be established to help convict persons for various corruption offences that are being probed by law enforcement authorities, government announced on Thursday. “We would prefer to have a more studied approach so that for these cases which are, of course, of public ...

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