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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Two charged with Guyana Stores larceny

Two men charged with breaking and entering Guyana Stores and stealing several items valued at GUY$3.8 million were Thursday placed on a total of GUY$600,000 bail. Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry granted taxi driver Troy Harris and Adrian Daley their pre-trial liberty shortly after they were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to break and enter and larceny. They have been ordered ...

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Briefings on hydro-power, road-link to begin shortly

Guyana and Brazil are inching closer towards determining whether it is feasible to improve a road-link between the two countries and build a hydro-electric plant in the interior. Delivering a statement to the House on Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett announced that a Technical Working Group between the two countries has forwarded a report on the proposed projects to ...

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Canada-based cosmetologist on cocaine-in-achar charge ; wanted bulletin issued for alleged supplier

A 41-year old permanent resident of Canada on Thursday denied she was in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and was remanded to prison. She is 41-year old Ashery Corbin of 2944 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto, Canada and 125 Bagotsville, West Bank Demerara. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, the cosmetologist denied that she had 6.116 kg of ...

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Boost for GDF’s Coast Guard, Air Corps

The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard and Air Corps are being beefed up to assist in border patrols and internal security such as combating piracy and crimes in the mineral-rich interior. Addressing the opening of the army’s annual officer’s conference on Thursday, Chief of Staff  Brigadier Mark Phillips said the army has acquired three vessels through the United States(US)-sponsored ...

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Linden auto dealer dies in crash

A young auto dealer late Wednesday night crashed into a bridge at Kara Kara Bridge, Linden and died on the spot, eyewitnesses said. He has been identified as Lloyd Smith also known as Junior Stoby of Silvertown. Smith was riding a CBR motorcycle when he crashed into the bridge about 9:15 PM He procured cars on the Internet for sale ...

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Body of missing woman found in cemetery, boyfriend arrested

The decomposed body a young woman, who was reported missing, was found early Wednesday night in an East Coast Demerara cemetery. The woman has been identified as 19-year old Patricia Young of 52 Bachelors Adventure, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said that after her boyfriend, Jamal Garnett, made a missing person’s report at 5:35 PM, he led them to an area ...

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Mash Day chain snatcher fined, jailed

A 27-year-old welder on Wednesday fined and jailed after he pleaded guilty to grabbing two silver chains from a man on Mash Day. City Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond fined Quincy Letlow GUY$50,000 and sentenced him to nine months imprisonment. The penalties were imposed after Letlow, of 13 West Ruimveldt, admitted that he stole the jewellery from Verona Melville on February 23 ...

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Govt willing to consider opposition concessions- Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday said he was willing to strike a compromise to ensure that amendments to the anti money laundering legislation are passed by Thursday, but the opposition has said it cannot trust the government because of its poor track record. “In the discussions today, they wanted me to give them all of the assurances they want but ...

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Caribbean Premier League provides US$105m boost to region

Kingston, Jamaica: Research carried out by Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM), University of the West Indies, has found that the 2013 Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) tournament generated a combined impact of US$105.6m across the region. CPL launched last year to sell-out crowds, with over 250,000 spectators attending matches across Antigua, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and St Lucia. Global stars including ...

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