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Political activist Victor Singh slapped with $750 Million lawsuit over Facebook posts

A Canadian based Guyanese businessman, who is a director of local company Ideal Supplies Inc.  has filed a $750 million defamation lawsuit against PPP activist Victor Singh.  The businessman Heralall Nandlall said he is suing Victor Singh for false, defamatory, and libelous statements that were posted in a Facebook group that carries the name “PPPC […]

GECOM Chair writes Home Affairs Ministry and Chief Immigration Officer for verification of claims of voter impersonation

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh has dispatched several documents containing cases of alleged voter impersonation at the last elections to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Office of the Commissioner of Police for verification. The APNU+AFC has long argued that while the Elections Commission in an attempt to […]

DPP wants Magistrate to be removed from hearing Dion Bascom case over treatment of Police Legal Advisor

Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali-Hack has written to Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings requesting that Senior Magistrate Leron Daly be removed from hearing the cyber crime case against Police Sergeant Dion Bascom. In the letter, the DPP said while she recognizes that Magistrate Daly does not appear to have a personal […]

Magistrate locks up Police Legal advisor for failure to produce copy of Police press conference in Sgt. Dion Bascom case

Legal Advisor of the Guyana Police Force, Attorney Mandel Moore was ordered into custody briefly this afternoon by Magistrate Leron Daly during the cyber crime case against Police Sergeant Dion Bascom. The extraordinary decision by the Magistrate followed the repeated failure of the Police Legal Advisor to produce a copy of the press conference hosted […]

GECOM still to come up with timeline for Local Government Elections; CEO asked again to revise plans

After close to two months of deliberations and four proposed plans for the conduct of Local Government Elections (LGE), the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is still to finalize its plan. On Tuesday, the Elections Commission and its Chairman, retired Justice Claudette Singh asked the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Vishnu Persaud to revise his work plan […]

Berbice men busted with over 270 lbs of marijuana

The county of Berbice is emerging as the hotspot for marijuana cultivation and trafficking with the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit carrying out a number of operations across the Berbice region. In an operation on Tuesday, CANU agents arrested two men as they traversed the Manarabisi canal in Corentyne in a speed boat with more than […]