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Daily Archives: Thursday, 24 May 2018, 23:59

CCJ to rule on Guyana’s presidential term limits case before July 3

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will before July 3 rule on whether Guyana’s presidential term limit is unconstitutional. President-elect of the CCJ,¬† Justice Adrian Saunders Thursday night told reporters briefly that the court’s decision¬† would be handed down before Sir Denis Byron demits office as President of the Court on that date. Saunders assumes the presidency on July 4. ...

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Caribbean Court’s incoming President wants coordinated overhaul of “broken” criminal justice system; says inconsistent rule of law major barrier to Guyana’s prosperity

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018, 23:47 by Denis Chabrol Incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders Thursday night declared that the inconsistent application of the rule of law in Guyana is a major barrier to the country becoming the most prosperous country in the region. Delivering a presentation on the topic “The Rule ...

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Jagdeo supports non-custodial sentences for marijuana possession; says no to cultivation, sale

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018, 17:29 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says he is in favour of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis sativa (marijuana/ganja) to allow for non-custodial sentences, such as community service and rehabilitation. He gave the pronouncement during a press engagement held at the Leader of the Opposition’ Office in Church ...

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BREAKING: Guyanese Derrick Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking in Grenada; fined US$27,000

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018, 16:01 by Denis Chabrol Forty-seven year old Guyanese, Derrick Patterson Thursday afternoon pleaded guilty in a Grenada court to cocaine trafficking. Appearing before Magistrate Tamera Gill, the Evaluation Supervisor admitted that he was in possession 2.325 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of 232,500 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$86,000 / GY$17,983,000). He ...

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Guyanese man fined for cocaine-in-wheelchair in Grenada

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018, 13:50 by Denis Chabrol The 71-year old Guyanese man, who was caught with cocaine in Grenada, was Thursday fined. Magistrate Tamera Gill fined Haniff Bacchus 50,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars to be paid immediately. If he fails to do so, he would have to serve three years imprisonment. The magistrate took into consideration Bacchus’ ...

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Second suspect arrested for killing of Canadian mining company official

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 May 2018, 11:11 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese police now have two suspects in custody in connection with the gruesome killing of a senior official of the Canadian-owned Guyana Goldfields/Aurora Gold Mines, police sources said. Dead is 42-year old Neil Whyte, a Supply Chain Manager at the Guyana Goldfields Inc. and of Suite 1608-141 Adelaide Street, ...

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