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Bartica Massacre: two sentenced to death by hanging, one acquitted but remains remanded

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 0:24 by Derwayne Wills Mark Royden Williams called ‘Durant’ and ‘Smallie’, one of the accused in the Bartica Massacre, was tonight sentenced to death by hanging before Justice Roxanne George after a 12-member jury returned seven guilty verdicts for murder, and five guilty verdicts for manslaughter. Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda’, was also sentenced ...

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Jagdeo criticises President Granger for not holding Press Conference in almost one year

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2017, 19:52 by Denis Chabrol It has been almost 321 days since President David Granger’s last press conference in early March 19, 2016, and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes the Head of State is hiding from criticism against his government. “I have a major issue about the president and his accountability to the nation,” Jagdeo, ...

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AFC hopes oil revenue will help improve relations with APNU

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2017, 14:58 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) hopes that the generation of oil revenues and improved economic performance will help  ease tensions with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) over demands for increased jobs and improved standard of living. AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said the “very sound” relationship between his party ...

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APNU, AFC leaders settled disagreements directly; no need for “cumbersome” dispute settlement body

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2017, 14:07 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) says the dispute-settlement mechanism in the political accord with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) was never activated and may never be revived, leaving high-level political leaders to resolve most disagreements. AFC Chairman, Khemraj Ramjattan said disputes with APNU have been resolved between himself, ...

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Georgetown laws for parking meters still awaiting Attorney General review, Cabinet approval

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2017, 13:36 by Derwayne Wills While the city’s parking meter laws have already gone into effect, Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon told the press corp today the by-laws are yet to be reviewed by the Attorney General, and given final Cabinet approval. Harmon said the council is fully authorised to institute parking ...

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AFC Leader says won’t compromise party although Granger handpicked him as minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2017, 13:14 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Thursday dismissed suggestions that he would be compromised because he was handpicked by President David Granger to be appointed a government minister. He explained that he Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder; Business Minister, Dominic Gaskin and Minister of Agriculture, ...

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Government approves temporary re-start of scrap metal trade, existing stocks to be shipped abroad

Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:54 by Derwayne Wills Government has approved a temporary restart of the scrap metal trade, according to Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon, who said cabinet recently approved the proposal made by the Business Minister last september. Harmon said there has been a process of bring onstream a new set of measures. ...

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