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Haitians released because of wait time on High Court

Government Thursday afternoon said the 26 Haitians were released from custody Wednesday night because authorities do not know when a court case about their  immigration status will end. “Since it cannot be determined when the legal proceedings will be concluded, the Haitians were offered either to remain at the facility or to be released at an address of their choice. ...

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BREAKING: Attorney General admits that Minister Oneidge Walrond’s appointment was unconstitutional; already sworn in again as Minister-

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Thursday admitted that Oneidge Walrond’s appointment as a minister and oath as a parliamentarian were unconstitutional because she had still be an American citizen. “There was a recognition that the appointment was not done in accordance with the constitution,” he told a High Court hearing into a case brought by opposition A Partnership for National ...

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NY-based Guyana Broadcasting Authority Board member unlikely to be removed because of FCC unlicensed station citation

The Chairman of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Attorney-at-Law Glenn Hanoman and Minister responsible for media, Kwame Mc Coy see no need for the removal of New York-based Guyanese broadcaster, Robert Mohammed from the local regulatory authority, although he had been cited by the United States (US) Federal Communications Commission for allegedly broadcasting without a licence. For his part, ...

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List of public assistance beneficiaries to be reviewed

Board members for the Poor Law Commission, which oversees public assistance for the vulnerable, will be reviewing the existing list to ensure the “most in need” individuals benefit from the relief programme, the Ministry of Human Services said Wednesday. “The list will be reviewed to ensure the process is not exploited and the “most vulnerable” are given the assistance “they ...

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Youths charged with rape of seven-year old girl

A 15-year old boy and an 18-year old man have been charged with rape of a seven-year old girl, police said. Police say the incident occurred at Potaro Road, Bartica on December 4. The 15-year old was remanded to the Juvenile Holding Centre and the 18-year old has been remanded to the Lusignan Prison. Bartica Magistrate Esther Sam has ordered ...

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Prison officers charged for drugs, liquor, cigarettes in Lusignan Prison bread bins

Three prison officers have been charged departmentally as police continue to probe the discovery of several prohibited items, including marijuana and liquor, in bread bins at the Lusignan Prison last month, the Home Affairs Ministry said Monday night. Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn was reportedly told in a briefing that the trio was still the subject of a police investigation, ...

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Guyana among Caribbean countries affected by Internet outage; GTT says impact minimal

Guyana is among several Caribbean countries that were Monday affected by a region-wide Internet outage due to a damaged submarine fibre-optic cable,  telecommunication providers said. The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) said some of its customers might experience some service disruption. but virtually ruled out a major impact to Guyanese subscribers. “Due to our significant investments in building the ...

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Bharat Dindyal returns to GPL as CEO

Bharat Dindyal on Monday returned to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) once again, the power company said in a statement. He takes over from Jamaican Albert Gordon who had been appointed under the then A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration. GPL said the appointment of Mr. Dindyal forms part of ...

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DPP takes ex GDF Chief-of-Staff Gary Best back to Court over former national cyclist, Jude Bentley’s death

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Hack on Monday appealed a decision by the Magistrates’ Court to free ex- Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief-Staff, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best of causing the death of former national cyclist, Jude Bentley’s death by dangerous driving. City Magistrate, Rhondel Weever on December 3 upheld no-case submissions by defence lawyer Nigel Hughes that ...

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