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Daily Archives: November 23, 2013

Credit/debit card, money transfers among transactions to be affected by CFATF advisory

Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh on Saturday outlined a number of setbacks that Guyanese will face as a result of an advisory by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). The advisory was issued at the regional financial crimes watchdog’s plenary held earlier this week in The Bahamas. CFATF members were told to take the necessary measures to insulate themselves from ...

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CONVIASA begins flying to Guyana next month; to increase Caribbean destinations

Venezuela’s state-owned airline, CONVIASA, will next month begin flights to and from Guyana and eventually expand to the rest of the Caribbean, a top official said Saturday. President of CONVIASA, Luis Gustavo Graterol Caraballo said the carrier would initially begin once weekly flights between Georgetown and Puerto Ordaz where there is a large Guyanese community and then increase it to ...

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Businessman, wife in murder-suicide

A businessman Saturday morning shot dead his wife and then committed suicide by turning the gun on himself. The murder-suicide occurred above their business enterprise, Guardian and Auto Bazaar, Garnett Street and Delph Avenue about 3 AM. Dead are Moses and Nadia Looknauth. Sources said that the man was highly indebted to a local commercial bank and the business was ...

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Crew behind $50m cocaine intercepted aboard Guyanese ship remanded

Five persons, including one Ghanaian arrested on Tuesday in Sekondi in the Western region on board a Guyanese ship containing 21 bags of cocaine worth fifty million dollars, have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing narcotic drug, when they were arraigned before an Accra High court,today, November 22, 2013. The accused persons, Mila Ronald, captain of the ship, Perceval Curt, ...

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One dead, two injured in Essequibo Coast accident

A minibus driver was Friday night killed in an accident on the Essequibo Coast public road. His only name has been given as Safraz of Perth Village, Essequibo Coast. Two other occupants of the Route 21 bus received minor injuries. The circumstances of the mishap were not immediately clear. The accident occurred at Maria’s Delight, Essequibo Coast.

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