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Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

Sugar Corporation official caught with cocaine in New York

A Communications Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has been arrested and charged in the United States (US) for cocaine trafficking. The privately-owned television news provider, Capitol News, said the 29-year old Adams attempted to sneak into the US with the illicit drug on April 7, 2015. Adams, who is connected to a Basketball team in Plaisance, East Coast ...

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Guyanese who swallowed cocaine jailed in Britain

Reproduced from Manchester Evening News X-ray revealed dozens of bags, each the size of a ‘large gherkin’, in system of Wade Williams – the drugs were later found to be worth £200,000 (US$213,000) A drug smuggler who risked his life by swallowing more than 70 bags of cocaine before boarding a flight to Manchester has been jailed. Wade Williams, 53, ...

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Showdown looms with squatters on CJI Airport lands

Police could soon be called in to arrest and charge persons who have begun squatting on lands earmarked for the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the Ministry of Public Works said Tuesday. “The Ministry cannot condone squatting on lands allocated for the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) – the country’s main port of entry ...

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Man, who threatened woman, jailed for illegal gun, ammo possession

A man, who whipped out a pistol during an argument with a female friend and threatened to shoot her, was Tuesday jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Twenty-three year old Joel Johnson was also fined GYD$100,000 by Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He pleaded guilty to the charges of being in ...

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Female Guyanese participates in International Visitor Leadership Program on women’s issues

GEORGETOWN – A senior representative from a Corentyne-based non-governmental organisation that seeks to empower girls has returned from the United States (US) with additional skills and expertise gained from an American Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange. The embassy said its Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt met with Miriam Jainarine upon her return from the IVLP exchange.  Ms. Jainarine, Project Coordinator ...

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Skeletal remains found in US are those of Guyana-born man

Skeletal remains found in bushes in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, United States earlier this year have now been identified as those of a Guyana-born man. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office Tuesday said the remains are those of 63-year-old Michael Augustus Parkinson, a homeless man who only moved to Birmingham months before he likely died. The cause of Parkinson’s death can’t be ...

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Forest fires in Rupununi

Authorities are monitoring forest fires partly due to a drought in the Rupununi where residents have begun receiving emergency supplies of water. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment says aerial surveillance and satellite imagery show that only leaf litter and dry vegetation are burning.  “However, the fires have not yet been observed consuming mature trees or destroying large ...

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Guyana’s opposition candidate session hears about plans

Guyana’s opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) participated in the first Candidate Issues Session at which several issues were addressed. Held on Tuesday, April 13, 2015; the well-attended forum at the Theatre Guild heard from presidential candidate, David Granger and AFC women’s rights activist, Cathy Hughes. They addressed issues such as taxation, homosexuality in the ...

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Opposition offers tax breaks, professional public service

The opposition on Monday pledged to re-professionalize the public service, pay teachers more as well as slash income, value added and import taxes on brand new vehicles. If elected to office on May 11, the coalition of A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) also intends to reward large businesses with tax breaks in exchange for establishing ...

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Deployment of homosexual partners in GDF to same location undesirable- Granger

Opposition coalition Presidential Candidate, David Granger Monday night said if he is elected to office next month soldiers involved in same-sex relations would not face discrimination but they would not be deployed to the same location in order to avoid adverse impact on operations. Addressing a Candidate Issue Session organised by the Guyana Women’s Roundtable and the Guyana National Youth ...

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