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Monthly Archives: January 2019

High Court decision: Dual citizens would have to vacate House seats – lawyers

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2019, 20:27 by Writer In the wake of Thursday’s High Court ruling that parliamentarians with dual citizenship is unconstitutional, lawyers said those legislators would have to be replaced before the National Assembly possibly meets again to extend the deadline by which general elections are due. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, in her decision, observed that ...

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High Court rules no-confidence motion valid; Attorney General applies for stay

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2019, 21:29 by Denis Chabrol Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. “The ruling of the Speaker that the no-confidence debated in the National Assembly on December 21st, 2018 was carried by a vote of a majority of all of the elected members of the National Assembly ...

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British-funded SOCU adviser fired

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 January 2019, 14:26 by Writer The United Kingdom-hired Special Adviser to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sam Sittlington, was fired because he set up a private company in Guyana. “In light of information about Dr Sam Sittlington’s private business interests his contract in Guyana has been terminated with immediate effect”, the ...

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4 questioned in connection with School of the Nations threats

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 18:55 by Writer Four current and past students of School of the Nations have been questioned by investigators, even as the Guyana Police Force’s cyber-security sleuths try to locate the person or persons responsible for the violent threats against that school, Police Commissioner Leslie James said. “We have questioned at least four persons ...

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Canada blocks Irfaan Ali from travelling

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 18:07 by Writer People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, who has been charged with a total of GYD$174 million in land sales fraud, has been blocked from travelling to Canada, he said Wednesday. Ali had been scheduled to leave Guyana on Tuesday for a series of meetings in Toronto, but one ...

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GECOM Secretariat to advise Commission on general elections timeline

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 20:51 by Writer The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday unanimously agreed that the administration would provide clear timeframes on the earliest and latest general and regional elections could be held, a decision the commissioners said marked some progress in resolving a one-week long stalemate. Opposition-nominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections commissioner, ...

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Person threatening School of the Nations willing to open negotiations with police; police ready to talk

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 20:52 by Writer The Guyana Police Force stands ready to meet with the person who claims to have been issuing violent threats against School of the Nations, after the individual said he/she was willing to open negotiations with police for protection because his/her colleagues have turned against him/her, a senior police officer said. “The ...

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China Harbour faces US$600,000 fine for delayed Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport expansion

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 8:25 by Writer China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) will by the end of January, 2019 be fined more than U$200,0000 or US$7,000 per day for missing the 31st December, 2018 firm deadline to complete the US$150 million Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said Monday. Ruling out ...

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School of the Nations administration faced with unanswered security questions

Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2019, 21:37 by Writer Under a barrage of questions by concerned parents about security plans and emergency response, the administration of School of the Nations decided to close the institution’s doors for a second straight day on Tuesday while they come up with proper answers. Chief Executive Officer of School of the Nations, Dr. ...

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Post mortem on Mae’s student fails to show cause of death

Last Updated on Monday, 28 January 2019, 21:37 by Writer A post mortem examination failed to determine the cause of death of the 15-year old female student of Mae’s School, Subryanville, Georgetown, who ingested poison, police said. The Guyana Police Force said “the cause of death is undetermined” based on an autopsy done on the body of Vanica Schultz. Police said body ...

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