July 2024

Guyana to abolish preliminary inquiries

July 09, 2024 in Regional

Guyana has become the latest Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to abolish preliminary inquiries allowing for the implementation of paper committals. Parliament on Monday approved the Criminal Law Procedure (Paper Committal) Bill 2024, providing for implementation of paper committals, which involves reviewing the evidence and arguments presented...

Cannabis Board Holds Historic First Meeting

July 09, 2024 in National

The Cannabis Board convened for its inaugural meeting on July 4, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the implementation of the Cannabis Act, 2020. This well-constituted Board includes a diverse array of experts representing various sectors: medicine, law, agriculture, Rastafarian natural practitioners, trade, finance, customs,...