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Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

Brazilian charged with Lethem robberies

A Brazilian man was Monday slapped with three indictable robbery charges and one to attempt to commit a felony in Lethem, Rupununi. Paulo Silva was not required to plea to the charges that on February 5 at Pacifico General Store, Lethem he attempted to commit a felony by being armed with a gun attempted to rob Yon Fatt Chong. He ...

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Elderly American, Burrowes School of Art model charged with cocaine-in-achar trafficking

An elderly Guyana-born American man and a model at the Burrowes School of Art were Monday separately arraigned for allegedly attempting to smuggle cocaine in achar to the United States (US). They are 78-year old Winston Blades of 121 Meadow Brook Gardens, Georgetown and 38-year old Sadika Leona Odie of 138 Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown were arraigned for being in ...

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Guyana misses FATF deadline for passage of anti-money laundering Bill

Guyana’s National Assembly is now unable to pass amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meets later this week to decide whether to impose a global blacklist on the country. Government and opposition representatives of the parliamentary select committee told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) that parliamentary legal ...

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Terror threat to CAL triggers cancellations

Transport Minister, Robeson Benn Monday told the National Assembly that there was a 13 percent drop in the number of passengers due to the terrorist threat against Caribbean Airlines. An airline official earlier Monday had told Demerara Waves that the flight which was mentioned in in the threat did not affect the number of booked passengers, including Americans, who had ...

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Karen Cummings sworn in as APNU MP; Basil Williams is Deputy Speaker

Dr.Karen Cummings was Monday afternoon sworn in as a parliamentarian to replace Debra Backer who has resigned because of ill health, days after Demerara Waves first reported that she was tipped to be the next lawmaker. Responding to concerns by sections of the society that Cummings was not the right choice because she was the spouse of Peoples Progressive Party ...

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Approval of anti-money laundering Bill hangs in balance

Mere hours before a parliamentary select committee was expected to wrap up fine-tuning amendments to the financial crimes law, it was still unclear whether the combined opposition would vote for the Bill if it goes back to the House on Monday. The stumbling blocks are government’s failure to establish the Procurement Commission (PPC) unless the provision for Cabinet’s no-objection is ...

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Attempted suicide or attempted murder?

Police were Monday investigating whether a man attempted to commit suicide with an improvised shotgun or someone else shot him. Arnold Roberts, 22, was in a critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). He is nursing a gunshot wound to the left lower abdomen. He told police that he shot himself about 6:30 PM Sunday at Yarakita, Mabaruma ...

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Guyanese captain of cement vessel on drug charges in Barbados

The Guyanese captain of a Panama-registered cement ship was Monday due to be arraigned on several charges connected to the discovery of a quantity of cocaine and marijuana aboard the MV Rudisa Global. Barbados Police Force spokesman, Inspector David Welch said 48-year old Winston Leslie Fitzgerald Phillips as arrested and charged by members of the Drug Squad for the offences ...

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Barbados hosts Caribbean Economic Forum

The Central Bank of Barbados on Monday announced that Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, will participate in the first-ever Caribbean Economic Forum. The eveny is to be held at the Grande Salle, Central Bank of Barbados on February 19 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Dr. Bergsten, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus of the Washington-based Peterson Institute, the ...

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No CAL cancellations despite terrorist threat

Almost 100 percent of the passengers booked on Caribbean Airlines’ (CAL) early Monday morning left on the flight, despite a terrorist threat, an airline official said. “There were no cancellations. We had a very good showing of passengers. The US citizens travelled as well,” said the CAL official. In addition to the early morning New York-bound flight, there were also ...

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