Daily Archives: Monday, 24 October 2016, 16:22

Plans in the pipeline to expand agri-food marketing initiative across the Caribbean

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016, 16:22 by Denis Chabrol Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), Michael Hailu says that ACP-EU organisation is moving to expand the marketing of agricultural produce and products to several other Caribbean countries. “One of our projects, in partnership with the Caribbean Farmers Network and the Sandals Foundation, is ...

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Police Commissioner slams Court system for granting bail to persons charged with serious crimes

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016, 14:59 by Denis Chabrol The judicial system is insensitive in granting bail to defendants who are charged with committing serious crimes, Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said. He argued that bail should be a deterrent to crime. “The amount of bail granted in the court makes a mockery of how responsible people in authority ...

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Prison escapee recaptured

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016, 14:45 by Denis Chabrol One of two Lusignan Prison escapees, was this morning recaptured by policemen in a vehicle at Kitty, after being on the run since September 19 last, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. About 0915h., acting on information received, police said they intercepted a public transportation vehicle in the ...

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Seaman caught with marijuana begs magistrate for “a minimum” sentence; gets hefty fine, jail term

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016, 16:37 by Denis Chabrol A seaman has been fined GYD$16 million together with four years in prison, after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics. The allegation against Troy Van Doimen is that on October 22, at 51 Fifth Avenue Bartica, he had in his possession 14.61 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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Opposition protests cut in budgets for several constitutional agencies

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016, 16:43 by Denis Chabrol The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) was Monday up in arms over apparent reduction in funding to several constitutional agencies, charging that David Granger-led administration was stifling scrutiny of its policies, programmes and decisions. “The APNU+AFC (A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change) is seeking to avoid ...

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‘Bucko’ denies murder of relative

Last Updated on Monday, 24 October 2016, 4:22 by Denis Chabrol Although a city magistrate has found that there is sufficient evidence for a man to face trial by a High Court judge and jury, he insists that he is innocent. Nicholas Hercules, called ‘Bucko’ was on Friday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of ...

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