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

Last Updated on Friday, 7 September 2018, 16:46 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 7 September 2018, 15:57 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 7 September 2018, 15:18 by Denis Chabrol 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, ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 7 September 2018, 11:19 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Guyana establishes high-tech system to monitor land use

Last Updated on Friday, 7 September 2018, 7:35 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Policeman caught tossing cigarettes, cellphone over Lusignan Prison fence

Last Updated on Friday, 7 September 2018, 6:59 by Denis Chabrol A policeman was early Friday morning arrested after he was caught tossing a plastic bag containing several prohibited items at the Lusignan Holding Bay next to the prison, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. The bag contained seven packs of cigarettes, one cellular phone, one cellular phone and one ...

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