MP confident APNU+AFC will back bill to ease ganja penalties

With growing pressure on the government over the overcrowding of jails, MP Michael Carrington is confident that the parliamentary bill in his name to ease penalties on marijuana use will gain the support of the governing APNU+AFC benches of which he is a member.

Toshaos council meeting set for today

The National Toshaos Council (NTC) is to begin its conference today and high on the agenda will likely be ongoing concerns about the lands commission of inquiry (CoI) which the government has convened.

An attack on constitutionalism

Article 226 (1) of the Constitution states, “save as otherwise provided in this Constitution, in the exercise of its functions under this Constitution, a Commission (service commissions) shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.” The language is spare and straightforward.

The New World Website: As Relevant as Ever

By David Abdulah David Abdulah, an economist, served as chief education and research officer at the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as president of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN).

Cops find AK-47, ammo in haversack at Kingston

The police on Friday evening discovered an AK-47 assault rifle and a quantity of ammunition in a haversack at Kingston, Georgetown.

Ganja delivery intercepted at NA Prison

A parcel consisting of 1,154 grammes of marijuana was intercepted after being thrown over the north eastern fence of the New Amsterdam Prison on Saturday afternoon.

West Dem road expansion for completion early 2018

The US$46.M West Coast Demerara Road Improve-ment Project is 75 percent complete according to the Ministry of Public Infra-structure, Senior Projects Engineer, Kester Hinds.

Dartmouth businessman held over drugs

A Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast businessman is to be charged today over the possession of narcotics  found in his chicken pen and other sections of his home.

Man in Number 19 accident pleads guilty to driving under the influence

The driver of the bus, which was involved in an accident along the Number 19 Public Road was on Friday read the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol when he appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court and he pleaded guilty.

CH&PA head urges regulation of contractors in wake of crumbling house

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) will not be intervening in any arrangement made between a home owner and a contractor since it is viewed as a private agreement, Chief Executive Officer Lelon Saul said while issuing a  call for regulations to govern contractors.

Woman recovering slowly after horrific Camp and Robb accident

After spending nearly three weeks in the Georgetown Public Hospital following a horrific accident at the corner of Camp and Robb streets in June, Malvena Hope is slowly on the road to recovery.

President urges planners for decade of people of African descent to step up work

President David Granger yesterday urged the members of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), a core group of the International Decade of People of African Descent (IDPAD) to refine and erect an “economical structure” in its quest to implement programmes that would improve the quality of life of people of African Descent.

Hastings-Williams’ reassignment part of rebalancing responsibilities

Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Friday  said that the responsibilities of recently reassigned minister Dawn Hastings-Williams will include occasionally accompanying President David Granger on travels both locally and abroad.

Suspected Sophia carjacker held after chase

A Sophia resident who tried to escape from police was yesterday morning arrested after he was chased on foot.

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