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Prison warden allegedly caught smuggling marijuana into Georgetown Prison

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 23:52 by Denis Chabrol A prison warden attached to the Georgetown Prison was Tuesday night arrested after he was allegedly caught attempting to smuggle a quantity of marijuana, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the warden, who has three years of service, left the jail to ...

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ExxonMobil poised to announce another major find offshore Guyana; Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister to discuss refining Guyana’s oil with Exxon

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 21:35 by Denis Chabrol As ExxonMobil prepares to announce that it has found more hydrocarbons in commercial quantities at its latest exploration well offshore Guyana, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley is travelling to the United States to meet with top officials of that American oil giant to discuss refining ...

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‘Brazilian church’ pastor gets High Court bail after two failed attempts at Magistrates’ Court

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 21:00 by Derwayne Wills After two failed bail attempts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, senior pastor of the Universal Church, Haleno Luiz, today walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after his lawyer, Mark Waldron, secured his bail through the High Court. Luiz was charged on March 6 with causing the death of ...

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Police Prosecutor, accused of perverting trial, alleges lawyer tampered with his witness

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:29 by Derwayne Wills After attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat accused police prosecutor Deniro Jones of perverting the trial for Tiffany Peters, who was pardoned by President Granger in 2016, the police prosecutor made a counter-accusation that Rahamat tampered with his witness. Corporal Jones, today, March 28, told Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that he, along ...

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Finance Minister dumps used tyres call

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 15:49 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has rejected calls by used tyre importers and sellers for government to scrap  plans to ban used tyres from April 1, 2017. “This mass importation of used tyres- I don’t think will change. Guyana is a dumping ground for these,” he said whenasked by Demerara ...

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Police called in at Suddie Hospital to probe disappearance of drugs

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol Several persons have been implicated in the alleged disappearance of a large quantity of drugs that were allocated to the Suddie Public Hospital, Essequibo Coast, the Ministry of Public Health said. Divisional Commander, Superintendent K. Pareshram said two pharmacist assistants and one ambulance driver were arrested and subsequently released ...

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Judiciary to make statement on incident between AG Basil Williams, Justice Holder

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:45 by Derwayne Wills A statement has been submitted by Justice Franklin Holder in the matter regarding an alleged threat, and the Judiciary will issue a statement to the press corps in a matter of days. Newly sworn-in acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that a ...

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East and West Front Road squatters to be relocated

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:00 by Denis Chabrol Persons squatting along the embankment of the East and West Front Road are earmarked for relocation. Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for housing, Valerie Adams-Patterson, alluded to the planned relocation yesterday morning while addressing participants of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), National Planning Forum. ...

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Amerindian village leaders, President Granger at odds over land rights commission

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:54 by Denis Chabrol   The National Toshaos Council (NTC) and President David Granger were Tuesday at odds  over  that Indigenous People’s organisation’s claim that it was never consulted about a Commission of Inquiry into land rights. The NTC, the legally representative body of Amerindian village chiefs, said the Commission has been established ...

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President awaits advice of new Chancellor before appointing judicial officers

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 10:53 by Derwayne Wills A list of potential judicial appointments from the Judicial Service Commission has been forwarded to acting Chancellor, Yonette Cummings-Edwards, by President David Granger. The President said he awaits the advice of the newly sworn-in Chancellor, who is expected to resubmit a list to him, which he will act on. ...

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