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Daily Archives: August 22, 2020

Caribbean lawyers’ hefty fees at centre of political spat in Guyana; govt to call in Auditor General

Several Caribbean and Guyanese lawyers have had their names drawn to the centre of a brewing controversy over huge amounts paid to them from Guyana’s treasury for several political cases and a Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Working People’s Alliance (WPA) co-leader Dr. Walter Rodney. Attorney-General Anil Nandlall on Saturday disclosed “some” of the monies that have been ...

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Chris Jones denies Nandlall’s claim of loosing dogs on police

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member Christopher Jones on Saturday refuted claims by Attorney General Anil Nandlall that the opposition politician verbally abused police and loosed his dogs on them when the lawmen turned up to question him and seize several items that allegedly belong to the State. “My dog is always loose. When I went to the gate and ...

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Decriminalising possession of small amounts of marijuana not among govt’s priorities- Attorney General

Attorney General  Anil Nandlall on Saturday said the decriminalisation of possession of up to 30 grammes of marijuana is not among government’s immediate priorities, but he assured that that general election campaign promise would not be broken. “Give us some time. The administration has not been able to properly fashion its legislative agenda,” he told a news conference. Mr. Nandlall ...

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Rastafarians to lobby new PPPC govt to decriminalise marijuana

by Samuel Sukhnandan Guyanese Rastafarians and other pro-marijuana activists plan to lobby the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government to move swiftly to decriminalize marijuana. Guyana Rastafarian Council General Secretary, Ras Khafra told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News on Thursday that the PPP had expressed support for this in the past and his organisation intends to hold the new Irfaan Ali ...

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PNCR’s Chris Jones to sue police for false imprisonment, other violations

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member Christopher Jones plans to sue the State, including the Guyana Police Force, in connection with the seizure of barbershop equipment from his home yesterday. Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes says the 18 barbershop chairs and an air conditioning are Mr. Jones’ equipment and that he has a stack documents to prove that. Documents were released ...

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