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High Court declares appointment of parliamentary secretaries “unlawful”; Attorney General appeals

The High Court on Tuesday ruled that two People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentary Secretaries are illegally sitting in the National Assembly as non-voting parliamentarians because they were elected candidates for a political party. “I have concluded that the third and fourth respondents are not lawful members of the National Assembly since their membership is by virtue of their appointment as ...

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Bandits open fire at bar; businesswoman, patron robbed

Four men Saturday night opened fire as they invaded a bar on Lime Street, Georgetown and robbed the owner and a customer of cash and valuables amounting to GYD$680,000. Police say the men, who arrived on motorcycles at about 9 PM, robbed Cornbread Hangout and Bar. The 26-year old businesswoman, Teshana Blake told police that she was robbed of GYD$400,00 ...

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Harmon asks ExxonMobil for timetable to fix problems aboard oil production ship

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon has asked the President of ExxonMobil Guyana Alistair Routledge for a meeting to discuss a timetable to fix malfunctioning equipment aboard the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel , Liza Destiny. In a letter dispatched to Mr. Routledge, the Guyanese Opposition Leader wants the American oil major to also explain what the problem with the discharge ...

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No curfew extension

The Guyana government has scotched rumours that the curfew has been extended to 6 AM to 6 PM. The COVID National Task Force says based on the April 1 to 30 gazetted order, the curfew remains from 10:30 PM to 4 AM. The Task Force says all emergency measures have not been changed. Amid more than 100 hundred new COVID ...

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Bandits stab owner of Mattai’s Supermarket on arriving home

The owner of Mattai Supermarket was Saturday stabbed by bandits as he fended them off in their attempt to rob him as he arrived at his Bel Air Park, Georgetown home, police said. The entire ordeal was captured on surveillance camera. Mr. Harry Mattai was treated and sent away. There were no immediate reports that his wife and daughter, who ...

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“Tookman” of Corentyne shot, robbed of jewellery

A 29-year old man was early this morning robbed of GYD$1.5 million worth jewwllery at a barbecue and shot as he was chasing the robber, police said. Injured in the incident that occurredat about 2:15 AM at Alness Village, Corentyne is Dyameond “Tookman” McKenzie  of Brighton Village,  Corentyne,  Berbice. Police said the bandit has not yet been arrested. Investigators were ...

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Police probing car fire at Providence

A car was Friday night burnt at the Green Field Access Road also known as Stadium Road, Providence, East Bank Demerara. The number of the Toyota Spacio vehicle has been given as PWW 5408. Police say firefighters extinguished the blaze which occurred at about 9:15 PM. No one was injured.

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Body washes up on West Coast Demerara foreshore

The partly decomposed body of a man early Saturday morning washed up on the Cornelia Ida foreshore, West Coast Demerara, police said. Police say the man is of mixed race and he was believed to be about 45 years old. The body was seen at about 6:30 AM. Police say an unknown caller made contact with the Leonora Police Station. ...

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Nurse Assistant on bail for alleged ponzi scheme fraud

A Nurse Assistant is on GYD$180,000 bail after she was arraigned on four charges related to a Ponzi Scheme that she had started up and had promised huge returns on investments. Keziah Roberts of Eping and Ituni Streets, Bel Air Park, Georgetown was charged indictably on three counts of obtaining money by false pretense and one summary charge for the ...

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Guyanese shopkeepers accused of violating Barbados’ COVID rules

Barbados’ Director of Public Prosecution’s Office on Friday withdrew the COVID-19 charges against  two Guyanese shopkeepers but the two will still have charges to answer. Those facing the courts are Emma Ann Abrahim and Churaman Veerandra. Barbados Nation Newspaper reports that Principal Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney instituted new similar charges when the two shopkeepers appeared in court on Friday. Abrahim ...

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