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Daily Archives: March 12, 2014

Guyanese dies aboard cargo ship, one ill; St. Lucia quarantines eight others

A Guyanese has died aboard a St. Vincent and the Grenadines-registered cargo ship and the other eight Guyanese crew members have been quarantined as authorities try to determine the cause of death and illness, Guyana’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) said in a statement. Another sick crew member was taken to a St.Lucian hospital for treatment. No names were released. “The other ...

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Caricom warns about fall-out from non-passage of Anti Money Laundering amendments

Caricom leaders ,at their just concluded summit in St. Vincent, called on Guyana to pass amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act or run the risk of the country and the regional economy being badly affected. “We call on all relevant parties to enact the necessary legislation in the national and regional interest,” they ...

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Caricom to set up commission to examine legalizing marijuana trade, use

Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) have decided to establish a commission to examine the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, the regional bloc said Wednesday. In a communiqué released by Caricom’s Guyana-based headquarters, leaders said the Regional Commission would address issues and conduct careful in-depth research about the implications of decriminalizing some marijuana ...

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Suspected bogus gold declaration for duty free concession lands miner in court

A miner, who allegedly presented a forged document to the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to obtain a duty free concession, was Wednesday granted his pre-trial liberty. Thirty-one year old Leroy Vanderhyden of Broad Street, Charlestown is accused of – with intent to defraud-forging one gold declaration statement in his name purporting to show that the document was ...

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Cane harvester commits suicide after chopping wife

A cane harvester chopped his wife at their Buxton residence before fleeing to a cane-field where he committed suicide, police sources said. The dead man has been identified as Dexter “Wissy” Yaw. Investigators said his lifeless body was found Wednesday afternoon in a cane field aback Buxton with a bottle of poison next to it. The man escaped after police ...

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Two ex Special Branch cops charged with illegal gun, ammo; threatening behaviour

Two former Special Branch agents were Wednesday arraigned on several charges including threatening behaviour and illegal possession of a firearm. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the two ex-intelligence cops were arrested outside Special Branch Headquarters Tuesday afternoon after they failed to enter their former place of employment. A firearm was found in possession of one of the men, Persaud ...

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Keith Lowenfield is new Chief Elections Officer

Ex Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major,  Keith Lowenfield is the new Chief Elections Officer, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said in a statement. “The full membership of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) today (Wednesday) decided unanimously to the appointment of Mr. Keith Lowenfield to the position of Chief Election Officer and Commissioner of National Registration,” he said. The Commission made ...

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Police Association “happy” with salary talks

Even as the Guyana Police Association (GPA) prepared to check up on the health of members of the force, that body has disclosed that it is making progress in securing higher salaries for policemen and women. Chairman of the GPA, Amanda Hermonstine said her organisation discussed the need for improved salaries with Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee on Monday. “We ...

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GRA gets Online with tax payments; new plastic driver’s licence card launched

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today launched the pilot of its Online tax payment system and its Automated Driver’s Licence Card at a press conference held at its headquarters, Camp Street, Georgetown. Officials of the GRA explained that the technological move is with the intention to avoid the upcoming congestion which is expected with the approaching deadline for submission of ...

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Caricom asks Council of Legal Education to take UG Law graduates

There appears to be a resolution towards the issue of accommodating Guyanese law students at the Hugh Wooding Law Faculty for the upcoming academic year, Legal Affairs Minister and Attorney General (AG) Anil Nandlall said today. The AG was part of the Guyana delegation participating in the 25th Inter-Sessional CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in St Vincent and the Grenadines. ...

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