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Deported to Guyana, man went back to Canada and returned to life of crime; convicted and faces second deportation

Reproduced from The Record KITCHENER — A man from Guyana deported from Canada 21 years ago after racking up several criminal convictions — including one for robbery — sneaked back into this country and returned to crime. Sheikh Ally, 47, was sentenced on Thursday to a little more than six years in prison, minus enhanced pretrial custody, afterpleading guilty to a slew ...

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Bar Assoc. talk of unconstitutional appointment of Chancellor, Chief Justice “reckless”- Harmon; questions association’s motives

The Guyana government has dismissed concerns by the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) that President David Granger appeared set to unconstitutionally appoint his nominees to act as Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. “The Ministry of the Presidency uses this opportunity to assure the GBA and all Guyanese that this administration remains committed to upholding the Constitution of Guyana. Any ...

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Guyana-born man held in US for pimping teenage girl

A local man born in Guyana remains in Cobb County Jail, in the U.S. State of Georgia after authorities say he was caught pimping a 16-year-old girl, the newspaper, Patch.com, reported. Keron Owen Hamilton, 26, waived his right to an arraignment hearing on Monday, according to court records. According to Cobb County Jail records, Hamilton was booked on Oct. 13 on ...

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Two charged with murder of America Street money-changer

  Two men were Tuesday charged with the murder of America Street money-changer Shawn “Fabulous” Nurse. Those charged are 24-year old Kerwin Cordel “Buffy” DosSantos  of East La Penitence Squatting Area and 24-year old George “Gregory” Hope of HUU Freeman Street, East La Penitence. Police said they murdered Nurse in the course or furtherance of a robbery. The accused appeared ...

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Granger to appoint his nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice, despite Jagdeo’s rejection

President David Granger will be going ahead with the appointment of his nominees for the posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, although Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has constitutionally rejected them, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Thursday. Harmon said Guyana’s constitution provides for “meaningful consultation” between the President and the Opposition Leader to pave the way for ...

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Jagdeo blocks Granger’s nominees for Chancellor, Chief Justice

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has blocked the appointment of President David Granger’s nominees for the posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. Jagdeo on Wednesday informed Granger by letter that he could not support the appointment of Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Chancellor of the Judiciary and Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards as Chief Justice. “As promised, I have done the ...

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ICJ’s decision on Guyana-Venezuela border controversy will be “binding”- Sir Shridath Ramphal

Guyana’s top legal adviser in the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, Sir Shridath Ramphal, on Wednesday said  when a decision is taken by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), it would be binding. “The decision of the court will be binding,” he said. Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit and Exhibition (GIPEX) at the Marriott ...

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Venezuela obliged to respect World Court ruling on border controversy- Greenidge

Even as Guyana’s top advisors and legal team on Sunday already “mapped out the broad options” to take the border controversy with Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ),  Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge insisted that that Spanish-speaking nation would have to respect the decision by that United Nations (UN) judicial body. Although Venezuela is an original signatory to ...

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