Daily Archives: Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 18:40

Guyana looks to reduce prison population; assist youths, mentally ill and substance abusers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 18:40 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is examining ways of reducing the prison population and creating opportunities for accused while they await trial, the Ministry of Public Security said ¬†Wednesday. Consultant, Senior Counsel Peter Pursglove, who has been hired by government and the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Citizen Security Strengthening Programme, is currently holding ...

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“Rogue elements” cause thousands to go without phone, internet services; govt says no licensing of “warped” competitors

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 17:13 by Denis Chabrol Government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday said rogue elements have been sabotaging that telecoms provider’s fibre optic cable , resulting in at least 200,000 subscribers having to go without cell, land and internet services. “It’s somebody that definitely has a strong motive to attempt ...

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WPA says now better placed to influence govt policies through APNU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 13:09 by Denis Chabrol The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday said Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine decided on his own to stay on as a government minister despite his poor health after meeting President David Granger, but it would now be better able to influence government policies and programmes. That party believed that with ...

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