Daily Archives: Friday, 31 March 2017, 23:45

More than 100 Haitians arrive in Guyana

More than 100 Haitians arrived aboard a chartered aircraft early Thursday morning, but Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Winston Felix said he is not worried. “We did not ¬†have any issues with their bona fides, we saw nothing wrong. To me everything appeared very normal” Felix told Demerara Waves Online News. He said they have been given one month’s stay ...

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‘Sledgehammer guy’ charged with fraud, granted bail

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017, 21:54 by Denis Chabrol Mikhail Rodrigues, the man who took social media by storm when he used a sledgehammer to lash off a parking clamp from his vehicle, was this morning charged with fraud in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Rodrigues, a 37-year-old Regent Street businessman, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with ...

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Govt orders Commission of Inquiry into CANU, Coast Guard roles in interception, release of unnamed boat; CANU Head to be summoned

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017, 13:02 by Denis Chabrol One month after the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh was sent on leave, a Commission of Inquiry was Friday sworn in to probe the role that agency and the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard played in the detention and release of a vessel. “…whether the ...

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Justice Holder demands “genuine and meaningful apology” in open court from Attorney General for “insulting and disrespectful” behaviour

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017, 9:43 by Denis Chabrol Letter from Justice Franklin Holder to the Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards. The Honourable Chancellor (ag.) Madam Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, CCH. The High Court of the Supreme Court, Georgetown. Dear Madam Chancellor, RE: REPORT ON CONTEMPTUOUS BEHAVIOUR OF MR BASIL WILLIAMS SC. I would like to ...

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UG Council decides to hike tuition fees; negotiate salary increases

Last Updated on Friday, 31 March 2017, 6:14 by Denis Chabrol University of Guyana (UG) students will have to pay more to attend that tertiary institution from the next academic year, and salary negotiations will begin in the coming weeks, well-placed sources said late Thursday night. Usually reliable sources said new students will have to pay an 18 percent increase ...

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