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Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

Jagdeo weighs in on Granger’s failure to appoint JSC-recommended judges

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said President David Granger’s apparent failure to heed the advice of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and appoint several judges to the Court of Appeal and High Court is feeding perception that the Guyanese leader prefers to await the advice of a new commission when it is appointed. “The Leader of the Opposition adverted to a ...

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Acting Chancellor, Chief Justice appointed following Granger-Jagdeo consultations

President David Granger, Wednesday evening, met with Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, as is Constitutionally required, to consult on the appointment of an Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary and Acting Chief Justice, the Guyanese leader’s office announced. Following that meeting, Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon announced that effective today, March 1, 2017, that Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, who has ...

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Court rules Canadian teen charged with cocaine possession unfit for trial

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today granted $200,000 bail to a Canadian teen charged recently for possession of a large quantity of cocaine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The teen, Anastasia LaRose, was today handed over to the custody of her grandmother, a psychiatric nurse, after LaRose had undergone a psychiatric evaluation while remanded. The chief magistrate was satisfied there ...

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DeAbreu St businessman charged for misusing money for Tacoma truck, motorbike gear

A DeAbreu Street businessman was today charged with three counts of fraudulent conversion by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegally using some $7.4million intended for purchasing a Toyota Tacoma truck, and some motorbike gear. The businessman, 25-year-old Nyron Maraj, was represented by attorney Everton Singh-Lammy who told the court his client operates a vehicle body work shop. Maraj plead not ...

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PNCR General Secretary denies parking meter fees funding his political party

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke has rubbished claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that earnings from parking meters are helping to finance that political party. “The PNC is not benefiting in any way financially or otherwise from this project,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The PNCR General Secretary is an elected Councillor of ...

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Govt not about to get rid of CANU Head

The government is not about to get rid of Head of Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh who has been asked to proceed on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said Wednesday. “No, not as far as I know. He is on leave. Everybody is entitled to his leave,” Ramjattan told Demerara Waves Online News when asked whether Singh’s engagement with ...

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