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US Virgin Islands court sentences four Guyanese men following seizure of 3,769 kilos of cocaine worth US$71million

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 20:44 by Writer Reproduced by VI Consortium ST. CROIX — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of ...

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Criminal justice system stakeholders being trained in forensic psychology and sexual offences

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 22:08 by Writer Guyana’s legal experts are to be trained in forensic psychology, aimed at applying more natural science techniques in securing convictions for sexual offences and violence against children. The eight-module programme is being supported by the University of Guyana’s (UG) Faculty of Health Sciences, United Nations Children’s Fund, the judiciary, the ...

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GTT, gov’t agree to discuss “all outstanding issues” for liberalisation of telecoms sector

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 21:13 by Writer The Guyana government and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company have inked a memorandum of understanding for the government’s planned liberalisation of the telecommunications market, but no date has been set for this to be realised. “The MOU, while non-binding, represents a major step toward fully liberalizing Guyana’s telecommunications market. ...

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Liberty and Justice Party’s Lenox Shuman applies to give up Canadian citizenship, may scrape in Guyanese residency

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 20:37 by Writer The presidential candidate for the newly-formed Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Lenox Shuman on Wednesday said he has applied to give up his Canadian citizenship, but he did not know how long the process would take. Shuman, a former Vice Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), said that with ...

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Updated: NO ELECTION DATE: Jagdeo-Granger talks ended in stalemate; President to meet GECOM

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 15:50 by Writer President David Granger Wednesday morning maintained that he could not call an election date unless the “independent” Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is ready, and he is expected to meet the seven-member body next week. “GECOM is in charge of elections, not the Executive. I cannot decide when elections will be ...

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Guyanese economist Kerwin Charles named Dean of Yale School of Management

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 8:19 by Writer Guyanese Economist Kerwin Charles of the University of Chicago will become the Indra K. Nooyi Dean of the Yale School of Management (SOM) on July 1, University President Peter Salovey has announced. “I am confident that Professor Charles, a renowned economist and award-winning educator, will advance SOM’s role as a ...

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