Daily Archives: 11/20/2021

Guyana: Building housing DPP Chambers and Office of Professional Responsibility on fire – UPDATED

The building housing the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers is burning Saturday afternoon.

Already, the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) offices have been destroyed.

Police, lawyers and other personnel are rescuing vital case files from the DPP Chambers.      Continue reading

USA: Gun Rights On Trial – The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial – Commentary + videos

The Economist – Daniel Knowles: Midwest correspondent

For the past few days, a huge number of American journalists have been camped outside the rather grand courthouse of Kenosha, a small city in Wisconsin. On Friday November 19, they got what they were waiting for. After three days of deliberation, the jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, declared the defendant not guilty on all counts. It was a shocking result after a deeply messy trial, in which the judge accused journalists from MSNBC, a left-leaning television network, of following the jury, and the defence repeatedly pressed for a mistrial.

The interest, however, was driven by what the trial says: it is fundamentally a debate about gun rights in America. Despite the arguments over the quality of evidence—with the judge, Bruce Schroeder, who is in his 70s, asking time and again for clarification on issues such as how mobile-phone cameras work—there is not a lot of dispute over what happened on the night in question, August 25th 2020.           Continue reading

Guyana: Tourism Awareness Month – Tour Specials

 As we celebrate Tourism Awareness Month under the theme “Preparing for a New Frontier – Stimulating Innovation within the Tourism Sector”, it is important that we recognise the innovative ways that our sector has undertaken to regenerate and rebuild amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

This resilience, aided by extensive support from the Guyana Tourism Authority has since yielded impressive results. To date, 53 tourism businesses have been granted conditional approvals for reopening and can now welcome travellers and guests to their establishments safely. Of these, several have carefully crafted tour packages in recognition of Tourism Awareness Month. These packages can be found on the GTA’s Facebook page under the album titled “Tourism Awareness Month 2021 Special Tour Packages”.            Continue reading

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