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Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Cevon’s Waste Disposal employee jailed for smuggling ganja into prison

One of three employees of Cevon’s Waste Disposal Service was Friday jailed, one day after he and two other workplace colleagues were arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other prohibited items into the Lusignan Prison. Police said Akeem John of 44 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara accepted all the narcotics and he was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The ...

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Several TV, radio stations face closure following changes to Broadcasting Act

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday predicted that government would use amendments to Guyana’s Broadcasting Act to close several radio and television stations whose principals are closely aligned to that party, a move that government signaled is on the cards. PPP front-bencher, Clement Rohee, who reiterated that the amendments would result in unconstitutional actions, wrapped up his ...

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Inmate who attempted to escape from jail shot dead

A prisoner, who attempted to escape from the Timehri Prison, was Friday afternoon shot dead, in what appears to be growing intolerance of prisoners who attempt to flee lawful custody. Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels  said Winston Hinds, 26, who was on remand for murder attempted to escape from the penal facility while prisoners were involved in a serious physical altercation ...

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Rift in top bracket of police force, qualifications, alleged gun licence rackets surface at Granger assassination inquiry

Acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Friday conceded that he was never trained as a detective but rejected suggestions that he had told Commission of Inquiry that the plot to assassinate President David Granger was not properly investigated because of malice against Police Commissioner, Seelalall Persaud and Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum. Under cross-examination by the substantive Police Commissioner’s Attorney-at-Law, Glenn ...

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Broadcast law amendments unconstitutional ; existing radio, TV stations under threat- PPP

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Thursday night slammed amendments to the Broadcasting Act as unconstitutional on several grounds. During debate on the Broadcasting (Amendment) Bill 2017 that provides for 60 minutes each day on all private radio and television stations, PPP legislator Juan Edghill charged that the law would collide with freedom of expression and the right to ...

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Broadcast law amendment ‘caps’ airtime for govt programmes, not “party propaganda”- Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Thursday night defended government’s decision to amend the Broadcasting Act, compelling private radio and television stations to set aside 60 minutes every day for “public service” programmes, saying the law would now put a “cap” on airtime. He told the National Assembly that the principal act passed by the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration ...

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