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Opposition Leader frowns on gov’t’s impending appeal of High Court ruling on teachers’ strike

Opposition Leader, Aubrey Norton on Saturday disagreed with the Guyana government’s intention to appeal a High Court decision that deemed the recent 29-day strike by teachers “lawful and legitimate” because the administration had rebuffed every effort by the union to negotiate increased salaries. “We note that the government has announced its intention to appeal the High Court’s ruling “to the ...

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Truck driver charged for accident that left Traffic Chief injured

The driver of a truck belonging to an Indian construction company, which slammed into a police vehicle and injured the current Guyana Police Force’s Traffic Chief, Superintendent Mahendra Singh last year, has been charged with dangerous driving. The driver, 29-year old Romel Benjamin of  15 Lovely Lass Village West Coast Berbice, was charged and arraigned on January 10, 2024, five ...

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High Court orders Trevor Benn-led Public Service Coop Credit Union management team to take office; Van Sluytman vows to take legal action

The High Court on Monday ordered the recently-elected 12-member Management Committee of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU) to take up office and so replace the Karen Van Sluytman-Corbin-led previous committee. “We are addressing that with our lawyers,” she told Demerara Waves Online News when asked if an injunction would be sought along with a new court case. ...

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Submission of main arguments to ICJ doesn’t mean recognition of court- Venezuela

The Venezuelan government on Monday defended its decision to submit its main arguments to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the border dispute with Guyana, saying it does not change its position of non-recognition of that United Nations (UN) judicial body. “The delivery of this document does not imply the consent of Venezuela or the recognition of the jurisdiction ...

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Venezuela submits key arguments to ICJ in border case with Guyana

Despite last year’s questionable referendum that rejected the International Court of Justice as the means of settling the border controversy, Venezuela has submitted arguments to the World Court. The Guyana government on Monday welcomed Venezuela’s decision to do so. “Guyana has repeatedly called on Venezuela to participate fully in the judicial proceedings and comply with the Court’s rulings, and therefore ...

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Magistrates appointed Land Court judges

Three magistrates would be sworn on Friday as Commissioners of Title (Land Court judges) to serve in the Land Court in Essequibo and Berbice, the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) announced Wednesday night. They are Ms Esther Sam, Ms Renita Singh and Ms Christel Lambert. Land Court Judges hear matters related to ownership of land and awards transports, and hears and ...

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Three juveniles charged with murder

Three juveniles were Wednesday charged with the murder of a teenaged boy at Patentia, West Bank Demerara, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the accused appeared at the Wales Magistrate Court before Magistrate Rhondel Weaver. They were remanded to the Juvenile Holding Center until 30th April, 2024. Seventeen year old Aaron Bess was stabbed with knife and lashed with ...

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New York-based Rickford Burke asks Guyana High Court to quash summons, defamation charges

New York-based opposition activist, Rickford Burke has asked the High Court to quash the serving of a Guyana Magistrates court summons to him in New York by a Guyanese policeman, according to court documents. He wants a declaration that the purported service by Rodwell Sarabo an officer of the Guyana Police Force, in Brooklyn “is a nullity, without and in ...

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Debunching no longer possible- Chief Education Officer; GTU says several issues not financial, maintains there was no collective bargaining

The Ministry of Education’s Chief Education Officer, Saddam Hussain on Wednesday told a High Court hearing that there could no longer be debunching of teachers’ salaries. He explained that with graduate teachers now earning the maximum in the salary scale, debunching was no longer on the Education Ministry’s agenda, though that remained a demand by the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU). ...

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High Court: GTU official admits financial issues were discussed

Vice President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Julian Cambridge on Wednesday admitted that financial matters were discussed with the government. Representing the government, lawyer Dharshan Ramdhani, at the outset, established that the previous multi-year agreement between the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and the government remains in force until a new agreement is reached. GTU Vice President Julian Cambridge, under ...

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