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Nandlall denies Norton’s claim that Region Four break-up is election rigging plot

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Friday dismissed claims by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Aubrey Norton that the proposed break-up of Region Four into four electoral sub-districts is aimed at rigging future elections by creating additional seats. “Region Four remains the same number of seats. We didn’t create more than one district. We kept the district as one and we ...

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PPP proposes break-up of Region Four to rig elections- PNCR’s Aubrey Norton

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Friday accused the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration of splitting Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) into four sub-districts to rig future general and regional elections. He does not believe that the break-up of Region/District Four is merely about the convenience of counting the votes in the highest populated region ...

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Harmon says Opposition Leader and PNCR Leader should be one person; Norton says party will decide

Joseph Harmon says the positions of Opposition Leader and Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) should be held  by one person, but his main rival, Aubrey Norton, says if he wins the leadership race the party will have to decide. Tracing the history of the PNCR, Mr. Harmon noted that its  founder-leader Forbes Burnham, as President,  through from ...

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US-based Guyanese brothers drown in Puerto Rico

Two United States-based Guyanese brothers drowned on Tuesday They have been identified as Ryan and Rawle Fortune of Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara. They are the nephews of well-known Physical Education Teacher and coach, Johnny ‘Overseas’ Barnwell. Mr. Barnwell told Demerara Waves Online News/News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that Rawle visited Guyana last month. “It grieve me to see that ...

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Caribbean Court signal’s displeasure with Guyana DPP’s powers to direct magistrates to recommit accused persons

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday frowned heavily on what they regard as the power of Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to direct a court to recommit an accused person for fresh proceedings. “Whether the DPP is pr is not a member of the executive, to me it does not detract from the fact whether a court ...

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Murder accused Marcus Bisram asks CCJ to declare law on DPP’s role unconstitutional

Murder accused United States-based Guyanese, Marcus Bisram on Thursday asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to declare as unconstitutional a section of the Criminal Law Offences Act that allows the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to direct a magistrate to recommit a person to a retrial even if the courts find that there has been insufficient evidence. Through his ...

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PNCR’s Central Executive overturns Granger’s suspension of Vanessa Kissoon

After languishing seven years in the political wilderness due to a disagreement with then People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary Oscar Clarke, Ms. Vanessa Kissoon’s suspension from her party was Wednesday lifted paving the way for her return to frontline politics. Ms. Kissoon could not be immediately contacted, but a high-level party source confirmed late Wednesday night that that ...

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BV resident fined, ordered to do community service for four ganja plants

A resident of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara has been fined $25,000 and ordered to provide community service at the police station in that East Coast Demerara village, police said Forty-one year Michael Clarke also known as Osafo Kasy of 42 Quamina Road pleaded guilty to cultivating a prohibited plant in violation of the Narcotic Drug and Pyschotropic Substances Act. He ...

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Linden youth recaptured shortly after escaping from jail

A 20-year old man, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison where he is serving time for robbery under arms, was Wednesday morning recaptured, the Guyana Prison Service said. “It is alleged that the accused was working on the prison farm when a truck entered the prison compound through the eastern gate and the suspect exited the said gate and made ...

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Rice Producers Association wants government to approve importation of foreign workers

The Rice Producers Association (RPA) on Wednesday floated the idea of importing labour for that grain industry because of a shortage of workers due to lower birthrates, but said so far no application has been made to the government to grant work permits. “For us to address the situation immediately, government needs to import labour and the importation of labour ...

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