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Jagdeo to ask High Court to throw out GYD$20 million libel judgement for Annette Ferguson

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, against whom a GYD$20 million judgment was issued by the High Court for defaming former coalition Housing Minister Annette Ferguson, failed to file a defence because of the 2020 election issues and the closure of High  Court operations due to the coronavirus, Senior Counsel Anil Nandlall said Tuesday. Mr. Nandlall said his client would be asking ...

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High Court orders Jagdeo to pay Annette Ferguson GYD$20 million or face jail, property confiscation

The High Court has ordered Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo to pay Former Housing Minister in the then A  Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration, Annette Ferguson GYD$20 million for defaming her. One of Mr. Jagdeo’s lawyers was late Tuesday afternoon writing a media response to the High Court decision. Mr. Jagdeo, according to the judgment  seen today, is ...

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14-year old boy sustains minor injuries in accident involving Harmon’s vehicle

A 14-year old boy was injured in an accident Saturday night allegedly caused by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon’s vehicle knocking three vehicles at a traffic light, and the driver risks being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. “As a result of the collision, a 14 year-old male passenger of Linden received injuries about his body and was taken ...

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Local Government Minister unmasked, close to others for Phagwah, despite official warning

Amid repeated warnings by President Irfaan Ali that the stern action would be taken against people who refuse to social distance or wear masks especially during upcoming religious festivities, Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall was on Facebook unmasked and face-to-face with staff members. When contacted by WhatsApp, Mr. Dharamlall did not respond. However, a well-placed government official agreed that the ...

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Plans to change PAC Chairmanship rules amount to removing “guardrails of democracy”- APNU+AFC

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU) has condemned apparent efforts by the government to amend the rules of the National Assembly and move a motion to remove the current Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, David Patterson. The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wants him removed because he accepted very expensive birthday gifts bought with State ...

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DPP agrees with Donald Rodney: No evidence of possession of explosives in 1980 when Walter Rodney was killed

Thirty-six years after Donald Rodney was found guilty for being in possession of explosives- a walkie-talkie with an explosive device-that killed the co-founder of the Working People’s Alliance, Dr. Walter Rodney, he is appealing the conviction on the grounds that there was no proof it was an explosive. His Defence Lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin, also wants the Court of Appeal to ...

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No evidence McCoy assaulted Sarabo-Halley -police tell Speaker

Police have found no evidence that government minister Kwame McCoy assaulted opposition parliamentarian, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, House Speaker Mansoor Nadir said Wednesday. “From statements obtained, there was evidence to indicate that the parties indeed had an exchange of words, but there was nothing to suggest that any assault took place,” police told the Speaker. At the same time, police said if ...

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National Assembly should amend Standing Order to end stalemate over Public Accounts Committee chairmanship

The Clerk of the National Assembly has been advised that the National Assembly should amend one of its rules to avoid the Public Accounts Committee from being held hostage by the resignation or prolonged absence of the Chairman. “To avoid any future absurdity and confusion it would be prudent for Parliament to amend Standing Order 82(2) to provide for the ...

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EU election observers: “What happened last year should not happen again”; “one clear complete electoral law” needed

The European Union’s Electoral Observer Mission (EOM) on Friday stressed the importance of an overhaul of Guyana’s electoral laws and practices to avoid a repeat of the 2020 election fiasco centered around the results of district four. “It’s obvious that this what happened last year should not happen again and I guess some changes at least in legislation concerning elections ...

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Police question former Lands Commissioner Trevor Benn about GYD$100 million transaction

Former Lands and Survey Commissioner, Trevor Benn was Wednesday morning questioned by police again concerning alleged illegal land transactions amounting to more than GYD$100 million. Mr. Benn said police questioned him about the lease of a plot of land on Mandela Avenue and the sale of land on Aubrey Barker Street on the grounds that he had no power to ...

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