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Benn, Manickchand urge Guyanese to guard against fires at schools

Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn and Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Thursday evening stopped short of casting blame on anyone for the fire that destroyed the Christ Church Secondary School in Georgetown, opting instead to urge Guyanese to be vigilant against those who might be targeting schools. “Primarily, it requires the communities, the parents, each and everyone and the ...

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Christ Church School fire update: Students to be relocated next week; talks start with CXC about SBAs

The more than 500 students, who attended the now destroyed Christ Church Secondary School on Camp and Middle Streets, Georgetown are to be relocated from next week Monday, and already the Ministry of Education is consulting the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) about options for students whose records have been destroyed, officials said at the fire scene. “We are talking to ...

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Opposition to sue govt over demolition of Mocha homes; IDPADA-G plans for negotiations

The People’s National Congress Reform-led opposition coalition on Thursday announced that legal action would be taken against the government for crushing the homes of several persons as part of the construction of a new East Bank Demerara road from Eccles to Great Diamond. Asked what the opposition expected legal action after the demolition to yield, PNCR Leader Aubrey Norton said ...

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No Confidence Motion to remove PNCR Leader invalid- Norton

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Aubrey Norton said the No Confidence Motion (NCM) filed against him in the name of the Florida Chapter is not valid because that group did not meet and that a party leader could only be removed by a Congress. “The party group in Florida never met and passed any no-confidence motion… so ...

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Nandlall, Forde at odds over President’s scheduling to consult with Opposition on Chancellor, Chief Justice appointments

Attorney General Anil Nandlall Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde on Wednesday differed over whether the President could decide when he prefers to consult the Opposition Leader on the appointment of a substantive Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. High Court Justice Damon Younge is expected to rule on March 7, 2023 at 2:30 PM on whether she would grant orders being ...

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Trio charged with stealing guns from RADAR Security Service

Three men were Tuesday charged with the theft of 11 guns and 601 rounds of ammunition from RADAR Security Services and they were remanded to prison. One of the men, Carlton Damion Singh, also known as ‘Fatboy’ was also charged with possession of two rounds of .32 live ammunition without a licence and possession of 722 grammes of marijuana. Also ...

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First payment from Hess Corporation for Guyana-Issued Carbon Credits

Guyana has received its first payment for carbon credits under the agreement with the Hess Corporation. US$75 million has been paid, and is the first payment in an agreement that will be worth a minimum of US$750 million up to 2030, government announced on Tuesday. Government said two further payments of US$37.5 million each will be made during 2023 – ...

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Guyana’s courts poised for high-tech electronic case management systems but more staff needed- Chief Justice

Guyana’s courts will soon have sophisticated electronic case management and litigation systems for the magistrates, high and appeal courts but more skilled persons will have to be hired, Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire announced on Tuesday. She said that with Guyana now part of the “worldwide Great Shift” to the use of technology in courts,  Guyana’s courts would need additional  technical ...

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‘We’re fed up of hearing that a Judicial Service Commission will be appointed’- Chancellor; AG assures appointment within 3 months

Guyana’s Chancellor of the Judiciary Yonette Cummings Edwards on Tuesday said the judiciary was tired of repeated promises that government would appoint a Judicial Service Commission (JSC) because the few remaining judges are faced with an increasing workload. “We need more judges. We need the Judicial Service Commission to be established ASAP (as soon as possible). We are facing increased ...

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Shortage of judges, support staff to ease this year

Amid a barrage of concerns by the judiciary, Guyana Bar Association and the Director of Public Prosecutions about the prolonged shortage of judges, Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Tuesday announced that this will be addressed early this year. Mr Nandlall announced at the opening of Guyana”s inaugural Law Year, he said very very “very early long before the end of ...

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