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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Much of GuySuCo’s $6B to address mechanisation – Pres. Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar says much of the $6B earmarked for GuySuCo in this year’s budget will be directed towards mechanisation of the industry in light og labour challenges.  The president, at a press briefing yesterday, at the Office of the President, explained that in all of the estates there has been the issue of shortage of labour and obviously “we have ...

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Updated: Mother allegedly kills children by poisoning

Two children were allegedly poisoned to death by their mother at their Perth, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara home. They are one year old Jabarie Cadogan and his four year old sister Odaceia Cadogan. The boy died at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital and the girl succcumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.  Their mother, Awena Rutherford, was alive and was being ...

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Outgoing City Chamber President wants better governance

A call for Local Government Elections to be held this year and the implementation of the effective anti-money laundering legislation were among several appeals made by outgoing President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Clinton Urling . Urling , while addressing a gathering of businesspersons ,diplomats and the media the body’s annual general meeting (AGM) at the Duke ...

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Shoplifters fined

Two shoplifters were Thursday fined a total of GUY$70,000 for stealing items from the Shell Service Station on Regent and King Streets, Georgetown. Michael Ashby,37, of Roxanne Burnham Gardens pleaded guilty to stealing two bars of Cadbury Chocolate valued GUY$1,500 from the service station. He was fined GUY$30,000 or five months imprisonment when he appeared before City Magistrate, Ann Mc ...

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Taxi service owner, driver on malicious wounding charges

The owner of a taxi service and his driver were Thursday on charges of unlawfully wounding each other. Police accused the owner of Crown Taxi Service, Nawaab Abdul of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Mark Allen on March 5 at 317 East Street, Georgetown. Abdul,48, was placed on GUY$40,000 bail and Allen was required to lodge GUY$60,000 surety when they appeared ...

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New cross-border client verification system in line with anti-money laundering law

Bank of Guyana Governor, Lawrence Williams says that the services of the Guyana-based office of an international credit information provider enhances compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financial Terrorism (AMLCF) legislation and he encourages the business community to utilise the services of the entity. Williams made the appeal while addressing a small gathering at the Georgetown Club on Camp ...

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Updated: Cocaine in fake awara weighed

The cocaine found in fake awara earlier Thursday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) totalled six kilogrammes, a senior anti-drug agent said. The narcotic was seized by alert agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) after they detected something suspicious that turned out to be numerous fake awara, a senior official of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) ...

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First SWAT team told to respect human rights

The country’s first Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit has graduated from its first phase of training and the police administration has called on the group to maintain a good public image and respect human rights. The group of highly trained men have been undergoing training by overseas firm , The Emergence Group (TEG) . Sporting a conspicuous grey uniform, ...

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Speaker’s appeal of High Court budget cut ruling wouldn’t prevent slashes- Ramjattan

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman’s appeal against a High Court ruling that the House could not cut the National Budget is not expected to prevent the opposition from slashing portions of the 2014 estimates. Trotman’s lawyer, Khemraj Ramjattan, said he did not request any stay of execution of Chief Justice, Ian Chang’s ruling handed down in January. Ramjattan ...

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Man charged with assaulting granny

A man accused of threatening and assaulting his grandmother was Wednesday granted GUY$30,000 bail. Eustace Griffith is accused of using threatening language to his grandmother, Joan Hazel Hendy, on March 23 at Cane Ville, East Bank Demerara. The circumstances about the alleged incident were not read in court. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore granted the man his pre-trial liberty after he ...

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