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Daily Archives: February 15, 2018

New Amsterdam Town Council, police shut down illegal funeral parlour

The New Amsterdam Municipality and police on Thursday said they were forced to stop all operations at a building located at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam, which they said was being used to store dead bodies. According to an environmental official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the investigation came days after the Municipality’s Health Department had received numerous complaints by ...

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‘False start’ of Lindo Creek massacre inquiry

The first round of public hearings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre was Thursday postponed until further notice due to the absence of witnesses. Chairman of the Inquiry retired Justice Donald Trotman today informed journalists and special invitees that the commission was forced to adjourn the hearing because of the lack of witnesses and prerequisites. ...

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Opposition willing to support a govt-sponsored motion for renegotiating ExxonMobil contract

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says if government sponsors a parliamentary motion for the renegotiation of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) will support such a proposal. “If the government comes with a motion of that nature, once the motion is in defence of Guyanese…ExxonMobil has to do what’s best for its shareholders and anything that ...

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Sam Hinds’ “counter-force” remarks raise serious questions; inquiries into massacres won’t “demoralise or destabilise” police force- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds’ talk of the formation of a covert “counter-force” to fight heavily armed criminals has raised several questions, and that the several planned Commissions of Inquiry into massacres are aimed at improving the force’s operations. “Numerous questions arise from these careless remarks: who comprised, who commanded, who controlled that counter-force,” ...

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