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Police investigating GECOM Chairman’s death threat complaint against Mc Donald

Police were Thursday investigating a complaint by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh about reported threat based on remarks allegedly made by opposition APNU parliamentarian Coretta Mc Donald, a senior police officer said. Investigators were Thursday preparing to question the lawmaker about the remarks she allegedly made on May 9, 2023 outside GECOM’s headquarters. ...

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Richards must be charged with murder of Sir Mars, DPP advises

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Thursday recommended that a 24-year old man be charged with the murder of prominent Guyanese teacher and actor, Kerwyn Mars alias known ‘Sir Mars’, a senior police officer said. “The DPP advised that the suspect Brian Richards be charged with murder committed on Kerwyn Mars,” police said. Richards,  of John Fernandes Squatting Area, ...

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Guyana cannot afford to be party to illegal movement of persons- Benn

Guyana has significantly reduced the number Haitians coming here to avoid them being taken illegally on the potentially deadly journey through Central America to the United States, Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn said Wednesday. “While we are concerned about the human…in relation to those persons  coming through maybe trying to go to Brazil and then on to the US Mexican ...

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Legislation passed to license E-bikes, prohibit under-16 use

The Guyana government and opposition on Wednesday agreed to amend the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act to provide for the licensing of electronic bikes (E-bikes), in an effort to regulate that newer mode of road transportation which has partly contributed to an increase in road accidents. The amendment means that persons under 16-years old would be prohibited from operating ...

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Police identify alleged killer of Sir Mars; autopsy shows he was stabbed several times, chest crushed

The Guyana Police Force on Wednesday identified the 24-year old man who has admitted to killing prominent secondary school teacher and actor Kerwyn Mars alias Sir Mars, even as a post mortem shows his chest was crushed and he was stabbed numerous times. The civilian law enforcement agency named the suspect as Brian Richards of John Fernandes Limited Squatting Area, ...

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EPA appeals High Court ruling for unlimited guarantee for ExxonMobil’s subsidiary clean-up; Nandlall says money is priority

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has appealed a High Court decision that orders that regulatory agency to instruct ExxonMobil’s Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to take out an unlimited parent company guarantee and/or unlimited liability affiliate company guarantee to finance the cost of any chemical pollution. “I’m informed that the EPA has already filed their appeal and other ...

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Guyana welcomes St Lucia joining CCJ as final appeal court

Guyana’s Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Tuesday welcomed St Lucia’s decision to join the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as that island’s final appeal court for civil and criminal cases. “The government and people of St Lucia must be commended for this important step. It augurs well for Caribbean jurisprudence and it augurs well for the integration movement in the ...

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EU election experts in Guyana to assess electoral reforms before next general elections

The European Union’s (EU) 2020 election observer mission (EOM) follow-up mission is in Guyana to assess whether progress has been made on electoral reforms in keeping with recommendations, EU Ambassador to Guyana René van Nes announced on Wednesday. “There are electoral experts right now in Guyana who are here over the coming weeks to discuss electoral reforms ahead of the ...

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Suspect in Sir Mars’ death arrested, admits responsibility

A suspect in the killing of prominent secondary school teacher and actor, Kerwyn Mars alias ‘Sir Mars’, was arrested on Tuesday and has since admitted to being responsible for his death , police said. The Guyana Police Force declined to identify the suspect, but said he was “cooperating with the investigators” who were questioning him at the headquarters of the ...

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