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Eye On The Issues: Time for strong, decisive leadership outside identity politics by GHK Lall

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 22:23 by Denis Chabrol I immerse myself from a distance in the existentialist environment called Guyana, and I shudder.  As I listen, observe, exchange, and absorb more shuddering comes.  And what follows is sure to introduce even more cringing, especially among the self-congratulating, the self-satisfied, and the self-indulgent. For its entire post-colonial life, ...

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Former civil society activist wanted for fraud probe

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 20:38 by Denis Chabrol Former civil society activist, Phillip Mozart H. Thomas, is wanted by Guyanese police for alleged fraud. Police said he is wanted for questioning in relation to fraud which he allegedly committed between February 4, 2016 and May 20, 2016. Investigators want anyone with information that may lead to his ...

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AFC wants parking meter contract suspended; fees maybe hiked in 2019; company can eventually buy lands for garaged parking

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 20:16 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Monday called on the Mayor and City Council to suspend the parking meter project amid mounting concerns by sections of Georgetown’s citizenry about the deal which, among other things, provide for a takeover of lands for paid parking and a possible hike in ...

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Gay rights groups lodge appeal to Chancellor against magistrate denying trans-women in Court

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 18:24 by Derwayne Wills The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), and the Guyana Trans United (GTU) this morning wrote to Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh concerning the actions of city magistrate Dylon Bess who, on multiple occasions, has barred transgender women, denying recognition of their gender identity in his court. ...

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Essequibo man, reported to US Embassy as terrorist, granted $400,000 bail for ammo possession

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 16:19 by Derwayne Wills A 20-year-old Essequibo man was today placed on $400,000 bail by city magistrate Leron Daly for illegal possession of ammunition. The court heard that Ishan Alli of Riverstown, Essequibo was a victim of rumours spread against his family by a man who once dated his cousin. Alli’s lawyer, Jerome ...

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Armed robbery duo get three and four years, respectively, for $96,000 heist

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 15:57 by Derwayne Wills Two men were handed sentences of three and four years imprisonment, respectively, by city magistrate Dylon Bess for the 2016 armed robbery of Sherlyn Martindale. Greaves received a three year sentence, while Carrington, who was not present in court, was given four years. The two men were last year ...

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Man gets 5 years in prison for smuggling guns to Guyana

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 14:04 by Denis Chabrol ATLANTA (AP) – A native of Guyana who lives in Georgia has been sentenced to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to smuggling dozens of guns to the South American country. Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 39-year-old Jermine Prosper, who lived in Conyers, legally purchased about 50 ...

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Businessman in Tucville bridge fatal shooting to stand trial for murder

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 11:34 by Derwayne Wills City magistrate Dylon Bess has ruled a prima facie case has been established against Robert Benn, the businessman whose matter has been famously known as the Tucville bridge fatal shooting. Magistrate Bess said Benn will stand trial in the High Court in April 2017. 24-year-old Colin Perreira, of Kitty, ...

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