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Daily Archives: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 22:16

Minister David Patterson’s statement on brother’s arrest in Grenada for alleged cocaine trafficking

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 22:16 by Denis Chabrol As 47-year old Derrick Patterson remained on remand in a Grenadian prison pending trial for alleged cocaine trafficking, his brother- Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson- Thursday night said he and his family believed that Derrick must bear “full responsibility” for the alleged crime. “Our position is that Derrick ...

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Coke-smoking boat cook stabbed to death

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 20:25 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Police Force investigators Thursday  night were investigating allegations that a cocaine-smoking fisherman aboard a fishing boat in Berbice was stabbed to death after he refused to heed calls to stop smoking the narcotic while cooking. Dead is 38-year old Davanand Jailall of 478 Block 8 Agriculture Road , East ...

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Unemployed man arraigned for the murder of Mahaica village vendor

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 16:32 by Denis Chabrol An unemployed man was Thursday arraigned for the alleged murder of a Mahaica vendor at his home. Indicted for the offence is 30-year old Malcolm Brown of Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. He is accused of the murder of 34-year old Fareez Yassem of the same village. Police accused ...

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Ashni Singh, Brassington in High Court challenge of legality of criminal charges

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 15:22 by Denis Chabrol Former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington have asked the High Court to throw out charges of misconduct in public office because there is no legal basis. “The common law offence of misconduct in public office cannot ...

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Benschop to ask Lindo Creek Commission of Inquiry to summon Jagdeo, Luncheon, Bynoe

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 10:50 by Denis Chabrol Former political prisoner, Mark Benschop on Friday said he would be taking steps to ask the Lindo Commission of Inquiry to summon a number of former government officials and a treason co-accused to testify. Benschop and then politician, Philip Bynoe were subsequently charged with treason, but Bynoe was never ...

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Gays, lesbians must leverage votes for scrapping of buggery, cross-dressing laws- GTUC Chief

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:10 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Wednesday urged lesbians and gays to use their votes as bargaining chips in elections to get government to scrap discriminatory colonial laws. “As an organised demographic where you are not only citizens but workers and voters, you’re urged to intensify the use ...

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