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Daily Archives: February 7, 2014

Granger, Selman to share Foreign Relations responsibility

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Chairman David Granger and colleague APNU parliamentarian Africo Selman would be temporarily sharing the Foreign Relations portfolio, following Debra Backer’s resignation. “Between us, we will share until a selection is made,” he said Backer’s resignation takes effect on February 7. Granger also announced at his Friday morning news conference that APNU parliamentarian, Ronald Bulkan ...

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Will APNU eventually vote for Anti-Money Laundering law? Western diplomats warn of “serious consequences”

Hours after Opposition Leader, David Granger said his coalition would act in the “national interest,” key Western Nations on Friday warned that Guyana could face “serious consequences” if Guyana was blacklisted by the France-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF). “We encourage all stakeholders to work together to finalize AML/CFT (Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism) legislation and ensure ...

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Woman allegedly kills husband

A woman early Friday morning stabbed her common-law husband to death at their home near the Kwakwani airstrip, police said. The  man has been identified as 40-year old Anthony Perreira also known as Quinn.  Police said he was stabbed to his chest. Investigators said his wife has been arrested. A neighbour has been detained for questioning. The alleged assailant is ...

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GDF attracts more youths

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Thursday announced that its first recruitment cycle for 2014, has been met by a significant response from Guyanese youth from all across the country. One hundred persons submitted applications to be trained as Officers on the Standard Officers Course (SOC) number 47, while another 700 youths have applied to be trained as soldiers on ...

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Guyana-born US resident’s home seized for under US$1,000

Calvin James, 61, had his home seized by city officials in Syracuse after he fell $936 short on an $11,000 tax tab, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports.  A Syracuse man is fighting to get his home back from the city after he paid nearly $10,000 in back taxes over a six-month period, but came up $936 short and lost it. “I ...

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Taxi driver on car-sale fraud charge

A taxi driver accused of falsely claiming that he could sell a car and obtained GUY$1.1 million dollars from another man was Thursday freed on GUY$350,000 bail. City Magistrate Fabayo Azore granted 40-year old Satyanand Persaud his pre-trial liberty after he pleaded not guilty to the offence of with intent to defraud and by falsely pretending that he was in ...

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Debra Backer resigns from Parliament

A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) front bencher and Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, Debra Backer has resigned as a parliamentarian due to ill health, well-placed sources said. With Backer resigning, constitutionally it now means that the Speaker of the National Assembly would have to declare the seat vacant. She is current overseas undergoing cancer treatment and would not be ...

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Carpenter convicted for stealing electrical items

A carpenter who stole a quantity of electrical items valued GUY$740,000 was Friday jailed for 12 months although he denied committing the offence. City Magistrate Fabayo Azore imposed the sentence on Mark Mangal, a husband and father of two, for break and enter and larceny. Police accused him of committing the offence on September 26 at the David Street, Kitty ...

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