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Daily Archives: Saturday, 5 November 2022, 19:59

Rastafari Council deplores retaining marijuana as a criminal offence; Attorney General says it’s a “delicate balance”

Last Updated on Sunday, 6 November 2022, 18:05 by Writer The Guyana Rastafari Council on Saturday assailed government’s rejection of a proposal to decriminalise the possession of marijuana rather than merely removing imprisonment as a penalty but Attorney General Anil Nandlall has already said that changes to the narcotics law are aimed at finding a “delicate balance” between competing interests. ...

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Guyana Bar Association frowns on Attorney General’s “aggressive agenda” accusation over lawyer’s arrest

Last Updated on Saturday, 5 November 2022, 18:56 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Saturday expressed disappointment at Attorney General Anil Nandlall’s claim that an “aggressive agenda” was being pursued although he swiftly instructed police to release a lawyer who had been arrested because she had advised her client to remain silent. “The arrest of an Attorney-at-Law ...

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Lawyer sues police for wrongful arrest, seeks High Court declarations on lawyers’ rights

Last Updated on Saturday, 5 November 2022, 3:52 by Denis Chabrol Attorney-at-Law Tamieka Clarke on Friday asked the High Court to declare as unconstitutional the arrest and detention by police of any lawyer for advising a client to remain silent during questioning. Ms Clarke moved to the High Court after she was arrested on October 28, 2022 by agents of ...

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Senior police officers were divided over security of Region Four Returning Office

Last Updated on Saturday, 5 November 2022, 2:41 by Denis Chabrol Former ‘A’ Division Commander Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas on Friday confessed to disobeying orders by then Police Commissioner Leslie James for him and others to leave the District Four Returning Office at Ashmin’s Building on the basis that Statements of Poll needed to be protected. Mr Thomas said ...

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