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Daily Archives: January 8, 2014

DEA collects samples of cocaine Guyanese shipped to Ghana; judge witnesses burning

(GHANA’S CITIFM ONLINE).-Officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), has in a joint collaboration exercise with its various responsible agencies, destroyed 413 slabs of cocaine which were brought into the country by four Guyanese and a Ghanaian with an estimated street value of $US60 million dollars. The exercise was executed on the orders of trial judge, Justice C.J. Hoenyenugah, a ...

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.38 Special revolver-shot killed detective … but which one?

Investigators were Wednesday expected to conduct ballistic tests to determine whether a policeman was shot by ‘friendly fire’ or  with a gun that a detainee had grabbed from another policeman shortly before escaping from custody at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News that the autopsy revealed that Detective Corporal Seburn ...

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Veteran broadcaster Terry Holder dies

Veteran Guyanese broadcaster, Terrence Holder died on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed. He was 73. After falling ill with cancer, he retired from the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) where he had served as its Deputy General Manager (Public Communications). Holder, a former Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), began his broadcasting career ...

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Sickly Trinidad-born Canadian man charged with cocaine trafficking

A sickly Trinidad-born Canadian man who attempted to smuggle nine kilogrammes of cocaine to Canada was Wednesday arraigned and remanded to prison. 58-year old Edward Jones pleaded not guilty to being in possession of 9.545 kilogrammes of the narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. He was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday, January 6 with the cocaine ...

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No negotiation of US-funded democracy project under duress-Luncheon

Guyana on Wednesday signalled that it was open to re-negotiating the United States (US)-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project but vowed that it would not be doing so under while the project is still being implemented despite government’s approval. “We ain’t negotiating under duress. We are not discussing a project and its implementation whilst it’s being implemented,” Head of the ...

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Updated: One shot, three arrested for attempted robbery at Haslington

One suspected robber was shot and two others arrested Wednesday morning at Haslington, East Coast Demerara while attempting to rob a businessman outside his home, police said. Two of the men are from Haslington and the other is from Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittakere said that about 5:15 AM, 63-year old Dularie Rajkumar of ...

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The EU donates €300,000 for emergency aid in the Caribbean after Christmas floods

Bridgetown, 7 January 2014 – In response to serious damage caused by a Low Level Trough System in the Eastern Caribbean region, the European Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has released more than €300,000 to bring immediate relief to the population most affected by floods. “Damage in the Eastern Caribbean has been very significant, mainly because ...

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