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Monthly Archives: April 2017

SOCU questions fmr. Attorney General Nandlall about law books

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall was Monday detained for questioning in connection with his acquisition of law books purchased by State funds. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Assistant Commissioner Sydney James said Nandlall was not arrested but he was questioned and subsequently allowed to leave. For his part, Nandlall ...

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Children allegedly abandoned during cocaine raid

by Garfield Shortt A mother on April 22 allegedly abandoned her children as police raided her house and allegedly found cocaine. Twenty-three year old Delon Bobb-Semple and  his sister 21-year Tomicka Bobb-Semple stood before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with cocaine trafficking. The charge read that on April 22 at 68 Cross Street , Werk-en-Rust Georgetown they had 117 grams of ...

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Push cart vendor jailed for robbery

by Garfield Shortt A 39-year old push cart vendor was Monday morning jailed for 56 months after pleading guilty to a robbery charge in the courtroom of City Magistrate Judy Latchman. The charge stated that on April 22, 2017 at Avenue of the Republic Georgetown Michael White robbed Taylor Lowenski of one haversack, one IPhone, sunglasses among other items totalling ...

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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney announces new policy for handling cases against non-citizen defendants

Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez  on Monday announced that his Office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and ...

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Police hunting cane-cutter who allegedly hacked ex partner

by Garfield Shortt Police were Monday morning mobilizing a team to go to the East Coast Demerara back-lands to hunt down and capture a cane-cutter who allegedly chopped his  ex partner several times about her body and her left hand severed. “We have information that he is in the back-lands,” East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis told ...

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Guyana rules out planting industrial hemp

Government on Sunday ruled out permitting the cultivation of hemp, a member of the cannabis family, for industrial purposes, saying the plant was still prohibited by the United Nations (UN) and Guyana was not about to become a narco-state. Acknowledging those in  favour of industrial hemp in Guyana is having a “more vocal lobby,” Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said the ...

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Govt appeals for patience in getting things done

Amid growing concerns that government ministers have lost touch with the grassroots almost two years after they were elected to office, they are appealing for patience in improving the quality of life of Guyanese. At an outreach held Sunday (April 23, 2017) at Den Amstel Primary School, West Coast Demerara, Deputy Regional Executive Officer for Region Three (West Demerara- Essequibo Islands), Jennifer ...

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Govt encouraged to look to overseas-based Guyanese to upgrade interior airstrips

President of the Florida headquartered Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton has suggested that the Guyana government looks to the Diaspora for investment in upgrading airstrips in the country’s hinterland. He threw out the suggestion while chairing the first Annual General Meeting of the National Air Transport Association of Guyana held on April 19 here. Kirton said that public private ...

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