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Sophia squatters stage protest in front of Housing Ministry

-Ministry representatives to meet with residents By Ramona Luthi Scores of Sophia squatters lined up in front of the Ministry of Housing on Monday morning baring pots, pans and kerosene stoves as they protested Government’s initiative to dismantle houses and businesses which were set up illegally in the Sophia, Greater Georgetown area. At the scene, irate persons were heard threatening ...

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GECOM Chair: Berbice Bar Association calls for President to rescind unilateral appointment

-Association of Women Lawyers says Constitutional reform must be embarked upon The Berbice Bar Association has now added its voice to several other bodies, condemning the unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson but, took it one step further by calling on the President to “immediately” rescind his decision. President David Granger swearing ...

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Teen in custody over second alleged attempt to burn Berbice home

…Father says issues started when he forbid suspect from chatting with his daugther   A New Amsterdam family has claimed to be now living in fear after a person who had allegedly perpetrated acts of terror against them was recently released from police custody, and is allegedly continuing to terrorise the family. The house at Glasgow Tractor operator Marlon John, ...

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Teen in custody over second alleged attempt to burn Berbice home

…Father says issues started when he forbid suspect from chatting with his daugther   A New Amsterdam family has claimed to be now living in fear after a person who had allegedly perpetrated acts of terror against them was recently released from police custody, and is allegedly continuing to terrorise the family. The house at Glasgow Tractor operator Marlon John, ...

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Teen in custody over second alleged attempt to burn Berbice home

…Father says issues started when he forbid suspect from chatting with his daugther   A New Amsterdam family has claimed to be now living in fear after a person who had allegedly perpetrated acts of terror against them was recently released from police custody, and is allegedly continuing to terrorise the family. The house at Glasgow Tractor operator Marlon John, ...

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2011 prison escapee charged with murder

A 43-year-old prisoner, who was recently recaptured in Suriname after escaping lawful custody in 2011,  was Monday slapped with a murder charge. The accused, Rickford La Fleur, appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Alex Moore to answer to the charge. The court heard that on Sunday May 1st, 2011 at the New …

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T&T girl, 7, raped in bathroom

(Trinidad Express) Police are searching for a 20-year-old man in connection with the rape of a seven-year-old girl in Central Trinidad on Saturday. The suspect has not been seen since the assault, police said. Police said the incident occurred at around 1.20 p.m. Saturday the child was attacked at her grandmother’s home. The suspect allegedly assaulted the child in a ...

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T&T girl, 7, raped in bathroom

(Trinidad Express) Police are searching for a 20-year-old man in connection with the rape of a seven-year-old girl in Central Trinidad on Saturday. The suspect has not been seen since the assault, police said. Police said the incident occurred at around 1.20 p.m. Saturday the child was attacked at her grandmother’s home. The suspect allegedly assaulted the child in a ...

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GECOM Chair: Future elections shrouded in “deep fears” over unilateral appointment – Ramkarran

Following the announcement that President David Granger had unilaterally selected a new Chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in the person of Justice (retd) James Patterson, there has been much debate and controversy surrounding the legality of such a move. Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, SC More importantly, this decision has, to a large extent, created ...

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GECOM Chair: Future elections shrouded in “deep fears” over unilateral appointment – Ramkarran

Following the announcement that President David Granger had unilaterally selected a new Chairman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in the person of Justice (retd) James Patterson, there has been much debate and controversy surrounding the legality of such a move. Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, SC More importantly, this decision has, to a large extent, created ...

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