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Edghill arrested after bid to enter Parliament

-Jagdeo accuses Speaker of preventing scrutiny after passage of estimates without question

Suspended PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Bishop Juan Edghill was yesterday arrested after an attempt to enter the compound of the Public Buildings, where the resumption of the consideration of the national budget estimates saw a brief opposition walkout over House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland’s decision to allow the approval without scrutiny of allocations slated to be examined at the previous day’s disrupted session.

Lethem man wanted over illegal plane, airstrip surrenders

-fears for life, lawyer says

A Lethem contractor, wanted by police in connection with the discovery of an illegal aircraft and airstrip near Santa Fe, in Region Nine in August, has surrendered to the police after months on the run and his lawyer said he acted out of fear for his life.

Rohee accuses gov’t of empty promises

Calling the proposed 2018 national budget “visionless,” PPP/C parliamentarian Clement Rohee last Thursday accused government of continuously feeding “empty promises” to the nation.