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Man gets 5 years prison, $237million court fine for 194lbs cocaine in fish

Kapil Haresh Thakurian, 32-years-old, from Enmore/Foulis, East Coast Demerara was today sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $237million for possession of some 194 lbs of cocaine found in fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Thakurian was sentenced today by City Magistrate Leron Daly. Thakurian was charged last August and pleaded not guilty to the charge. When Thakurian ...

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Professor Mars murder accused stabbed at Georgetown Magistrate Courts

A prisoner was today stabbed at the Georgetown Magistrate Courts, just a few minutes after police locked down the prisoner holding area and instituted a search on all inmates because of another knife-possession matter earlier this morning. The victim, 18-year-old Timothy Paul Chance, is one of the accused in the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Chance is believed to have ...

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Georgetown public hospital gets new Board of Directors

Cabinet has given approval for the appointment of a new Board at the Georgetown Public Hospital, according to Public Health minister Volda Lawrence, during her first press conference today as the top public health official. The board’s chairperson is Kesaundra Alves, the holder of a Law undergraduate degree and a Legal Education Certificate. She also holds a Masters of Law ...

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Exam date set for ‘distressed’ nursing students, exam leak still under police investigation

The Public Health ministry, under new minister Volda Lawrence, has called on the Education Ministry for assistance in resolving an exam dilemma which emerged last year when students were told they might have to re-sit their examinations. The Education Ministry will now assist the Public Health Ministry and the Nursing Council in crafting the multiple choice questions for the aggrieved ...

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Royston King challenges protesters, says parking meters help move city from ‘backdam’ to ‘modern’

“We have to decide if we want a globalised city where Georgetown is part of the global village, or we want to live in the backdam: in squalor, in mar, in dirt, in indiscipline, and in lawlessness,” Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King told the press corps this afternoon as hundreds gathered outside the City Hall to protest the parking meters’ ...

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Georgetown Council presents $3.6B ‘Make Georgetown Green’ deficit budget

After months of deliberation among city officials, Council’s Finance Committee chair, Oscar Clarke, read out what was a deficit budget as the year’s $3.6Billion expenditure exceeds an expected revenue collection of $2.8Billion. This is not the first such deficit budget since sharp deficits were recorded for 2006, 2010, 2011, and 2015. This year’s budget will see a few measures implemented ...

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Bartica Massacre: two sentenced to death by hanging, one acquitted but remains remanded

Mark Royden Williams called ‘Durant’ and ‘Smallie’, one of the accused in the Bartica Massacre, was tonight sentenced to death by hanging before Justice Roxanne George after a 12-member jury returned seven guilty verdicts for murder, and five guilty verdicts for manslaughter. Dennis Williams, called ‘Anaconda’, was also sentenced to death by hanging after seven guilty verdicts for murder were ...

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Jagdeo criticises President Granger for not holding Press Conference in almost one year

It has been almost 321¬†days since President David Granger’s last press conference in early March 19, 2016, and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes the Head of State is hiding from criticism against his government. “I have a major issue about the president and his accountability to the nation,” Jagdeo, a former President, told the press corps at the Opposition Leader’s ...

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Georgetown laws for parking meters still awaiting Attorney General review, Cabinet approval

While the city’s parking meter laws have already gone into effect, Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon told the press corp today the by-laws are yet to be reviewed by the Attorney General, and given final Cabinet approval. Harmon said the council is fully authorised to institute parking meters, when asked if it is appropriate for the city to ...

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