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Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

Time for increased, “non-discriminatory” access to affordable legal education- Pres. Granger tells Caribbean Council of Legal Education

Guyana’s President David Arthur Granger has called on the Council of Legal Education, the Caribbean’s regulatory body for legal education,  to increase access to reasonably priced legal education. “The Council, however, should seek new ways of improving access to and the delivery of affordable legal education to all corners of our Caribbean,” he Friday. Issuing the call in his feature ...

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Justice Kenneth Benjamin “very competent” for Chancellor of Judiciary; no need for comparison

President David Granger  on Friday again insisted on Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s next Chancellor because he emerged as the best candidate for the job, but he declined to say why his pick is better than acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards. “All persons applied, they were interviewed, their applications were evaluated and they made recommendations so I’m not going to compare ...

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Scrapping jail terms for marijuana possession contradicts ‘no smoking’ agenda but all smoking will be discouraged- Granger

President David Granger said,  while government would be taking steps to remove jail terms for small amounts of marijuana for personal use, concerns have been raised about potentially increased marijuana smoking at a time when steps were being taken to curb tobacco smoking. “Our health experts were concerned that, one the one hand we are moving towards reducing smoking in ...

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Guyana not yet ready for local law school- Legal Education Council

Guyana is not yet ready to establish the proposed Joseph Haynes Law School because the Caribbean Council of Legal Education (CLE) has found a number of gaps in the feasibility study, Council Chairman Senior Counsel Reginald Armour said. He told reporters that the CLE could not give its full stamp of approval because a number of questions have surfaced from ...

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Guyana establishes high-tech system to monitor land use

Guyana’s ‘green’ state will receive a tremendous push through the hosting of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) Network workshops here, Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon said Thursday. The Minister was, at the time, speaking at the closing ceremony of the third CORS Network Informative workshop held in the Training Room of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC). The CORS Network, which ...

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