Ramesh Dookhoo, private sector executive on the need for local gov’t elections:
‘First of all let me say that the Private Sector (PSC) is in full support of local government elections, and is very frustrated that it has not yet been held. Unfortunately, the PSC has been unable to convince the powers of the urgency of holding elections. Some political parties say they are preparing for local government elections while the government says people are not ready.’
Over 100 passport applications are being received from New York alone on a weekly basis and this has placed pressure on the Central Immigration and Passport Office, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix says.
A co-worker of murdered Gafoor’s manager Terry Lackhan was yesterday remanded to prison after being charged with killing him.
In a city courtroom that was packed with Lackhan’s relatives and police, David Outar, 24, of 369 Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was not required to plead to the charge, which stated that on July 21, at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, he murdered Lackhan during the course or furtherance of a robbery.