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Daily Archives: July 8, 2014

Mother, son held at airport with 10 kilos coke

A Guyanese woman and her Canadian son were Tuesday afternoon arrested after police alleged that they were carrying more than 10 kilogrammes of cocaine in their suitcases. They were held at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport about 2:35 PM before they were about to board a flight. Anti Narcotics Police said a total of 10 kilograms 503 grams of cocaine ...

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Rice farmers charged with riotous behaviour

Nineteen rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast were Tuesday arraigned for allegedly being involved in riotous behavior during a protest to press demands for millers to swiftly settle all outstanding payments for paddy. Among those appearing before Anna Regina Magistrate, Sunil Scarce were the Chairman of the Essequibo Paddy Farmers Association, Naith Ram and the Secretary of the Association, Tage ...

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Dynamic Airways suspends operations for one month

Dynamic Airways, touted as a partnership with Roraima Airways that would offer a Guyanese travel experience, has suspended New York-Georgetown flights because of administrative bottlenecks at the John F. Kennedy International Airport. The American-owned carrier explained that due to operational difficulties with securing time slots at JFK airport for the month of July, it decided to suspend flights on that ...

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US to continue calling for local govt elections

The United States (US) government is not about to let up on its public advocacy for local government elections, despite the recent spat with the Guyana government over then Ambassador, Brent Hardt’s remarks, according to a senior Western Diplomat. “We have a US Government policy, not an Ambassador’s policy and that policy is articulated not only by the Ambassador,” said ...

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Two refused bail for Ireland-bound cocaine-in-ornaments

A man and a woman were Tuesday arraigned in connection with the attempted smuggling of more than 17 kilogrammes of cocaine in ornaments to Ireland. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore; Gordon Plass of 224 Mocha Arcadia and Belinda Williams of 973 Meadow Brook Gardens, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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Policemen arraigned in connection with burning detainee’s hands

Two policemen were Tuesday arraigned for charges in connection with the burning of a young man’s hands during the course of an investigation. Constable Earwin  Forrester, 21,  was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to 19-year old Junior Torrington between May 25 and 27 while he was in custody at the Sparendaam Police Station. Detective Inspector, Dexter Torrington, 41,  was charged ...

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Briton refused bail for alleged cocaine trafficking

British national, Orin Lewis Boodie on Tuesday made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer a drug trafficking charge. The defendant of  252 Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara denied the charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. The matter was transferred to Providence Court on July 15. Customs Anti Narcotics unit (CANU) Prosecutor ...

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