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Caribbean Court urges reform of Guyana’s Deeds Registry Act

In a judgment delivered on Thursday, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) urged the Guyana government to urgently consider reform of the Deeds Registry Act. The Trinidad-headquartered court issued the recommendation in a decision that allowed the appeal of Merlene Todd in the matter of Todd v Price and Jeboo and confirmed Ms. Todd’s title to a parcel of land ...

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Demerara Harbour Bridge urgently needs critical repairs- Indar

Junior Public Works Minister Deodat on Thursday painted a bleak picture of the Demerara Harbour Bridge, saying that it could cease working if there is no weight restriction until a new span is purchased at a cost of GYD$1 billion. “Span night might collapse soon, the spans that open- span nine and span ten-span nine is troublesome,” he told the ...

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Family member raped 10-year old girl, threatened to kill her if she spoke- police

A 10-year old child in the North West District of Region One (Barima-Waini) has been allegedly raped by a close family member who has since been arrested. “Swift police response has led to the suspect being arrested with statements to be taken as investigations continue,” police said. At the time of the incident, she was reportedly left in his care. ...

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APNU+AFC proposes interim 10 percent pay hike for public servants

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has proposed an interim 10 percent pay hike for public servants, even as government parliamentarians remained mum on the issue. APNU+AFC frontbencher, Khemraj Ramjattan called his request a “simple demand” retroactive to January 2021 pending talks with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and other unions representing government workers. “It ...

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Cathy Hughes’ laptop found

A laptop belonging to opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes was Wednesday afternoon found, she said. Mrs. Hughes said the laptop was “mysteriously” found behind her seat in the Dome at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre,  Liliendaal where sittings of the National Assembly are being held due to the coronavirus. The AFC top ...

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Cathy Hughes’ laptop goes “missing” from National Assembly

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes’ laptop was Wednesday allegedly stolen from the Chamber of  the National Assembly located tentatively at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre. House Speaker Manzoor Nadir called the incident a “very serious development” in the Centre’s Dome before giving Ms. Hughes an opportunity to relate what transpired. She said she ...

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Opposition challenges govt to announce public servants’ pay hike

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) frontbencher, Dawn Hastings-Williams on Wednesday challenged Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh to publicly state the proposed salary increase for government employees this year. In debating the 2021 National Budget, she questioned why Dr. Singh did not announce the pay hike in his four-hour long budget speech. “My question, therefore Mr. Speaker, ...

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Efforts ongoing for Panama to pay rice debt to Guyanese millers

Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha on Wednesday announced that government has taken steps to recover a  GYD$2 billion debt that Panama has owed Guyanese rice exporters, even as he announced that more of the grain was being sold to neighbouring Brazil. “We are working to resolve that issue, Mr. Speaker,” he said. He told the National Assembly during debate on the ...

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Four arrested for alleged rape of 97-year old woman

Four persons have so far been arrested for the alleged rape of a 97-year old woman at her home at Corentyne, East Berbice, the Guyana Police Force said Wednesday. A spokesman said they are a 38 year-old fisherman and a 53 year-old labourer both of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne.  Two labourers- 23 and 24 years old- of Rose Hall Town ...

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Reputed husband held with gun after threatening wife- police

A man, who allegedly threatened his reputed wife with a gun, was arrested after a weapon and ammunition were found in his possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said at about 11:45 PM police were on patrol in Georgetown when they received information of a 911 report of domestic violence in Georgetown. On arrival at the location,  police saud ...

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