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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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Third AFC member resigns for the year

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has been hit by another resignation, this time by Michael Leonard who also says he will be resigning from the Georgetown City Council. Mr. Leonard says he has quit politics altogether and that he is not doing so to take up any job with the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-administration. He says that he is ...

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GDF Coast Guard to get more vessels this year

President Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced that the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard would before year-end be acquiring more Coast Guard vessels, and a team is set to leave for the United States (US) on Monday to examine what is available. He said the team would leave on Monday to inspect the performance of Coast Guard vessels that have ...

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Guyana Defence Force commissions new dual-use, medium-lift helicopter

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday commissioned a Bell412 EPi medium lift helicopter that authorities intend to use to monitor the country’s fisheries zone, conduct search and rescue operations, and move troops in one-hop missions. GDF Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess said the chopper has been acquired at a time when Guyana continues to face aggression from Venezuela despite efforts ...

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APNU+AFC defends arrested former Lands and Surveys Commissioner Trevor Benn

The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday evening defending former Commissioner of Lands and Surveys, Trevor Benn who remains in police custody. The APNU+AFC said Mr. Benn did not receive any money from land transactions on behalf of the State. “It is an established fact that Mr. Benn did not personally benefit from the ...

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Police Force instructed to rescind revocation of Chaplain’s appointment over prayer

The Guyana Police Force Wednesday night officially back-pedaled on its decision to remove Pastor Patrick Doolichand as its Chaplain, hours after his appointment was revoked because of a prayer at last week’s opening of that law enforcement agency’s annual officers’ conference. “Further – contrary to what was stated in the revocation letter – His Excellency the President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, ...

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Former Lands and Surveys Commissioner arrested-police

Former Lands and Surveys Commissioner, Trevor Benn was Wednesday morning arrested as part of a police probe into land transactions, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said Mr. Benn remained in custody. Asked whether Mr Benn’s detention was connected to the sale of land to Car Care’s Wilfred Brandford, the Crime Chief said “no” ...

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PPP Rosignol Neighbourhood Councillors withdraw resignation

The six councillors of the Rosignol Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) on Tuesday withdrew their resignation, after a meeting with the General Secretary of their People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo. No details were provided about their disagreement in the joint statement that they issued after the meeting. They only described their disagreement as “a particular issue in the NDC.” Opposition A ...

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Six PPP councillors resign from Rosignol Neighbourhood Council

Six People’s Progressive Party (PPP/C) Councillors have resigned from the the Rosignol Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC). The official reason given by several of the former councillors include “many unsettled issues”, being “frustrated and disappointed” and a “lack of cooperation from fellow councillors.” PPP Executive Secretary, Zulfikar Mustapha is due to meet with the aggrieved councillors Tuesday afternoon, even as he ...

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“None is above the law” in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines ; unfair enforcement will be investigated- Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mark Phillips on Sunday sought to assure Guyanese that the COVID-19 curfew and other measures are being enforced against anyone, and he promised that alleged unfair enforcement would be investigated. “None is exempted and therefore none is above the law,”  said Mr. Phillips who is also the Head of the COVID-19 Task Force. The Prime Minister’s comments came ...

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