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Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Barry Dataram, four others arrested; cocaine ammo seized

A Guyana-born American, who has previously eluded efforts to extradite him to the United States (US) , was Thursday arrested after more than 100 kilogrammes of cocaine and a sum of Guyanese currency were allegedly found in his possession. He has been identified as Barry “Mogatini” Dataram. Back in 2008-2010, Dataram engaged in several successful legal maneuvers in Guyana’s High ...

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American convicted for cocaine trafficking, elderly Guyanese man remanded

A young American citizen and an elderly Guyanese man on Thursday appeared in court on separate charges of cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking to the United States. Twenty-seven year old US Citizen Reuben Lang was sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined GUY$1.5 million for being in possession of 6.92 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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Fmr. US President Jimmy Carter to observe Guyana’s elections

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA  — The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Guyana’s May 11elections at the invitation of the government of Guyana, the organisation said in a statement. The core team of experts will be joined this week by six medium-term observers, together representing nine countries. The Center’s observers will meet regularly with representatives of the Guyana Elections Commission, political party candidates, ...

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Hamson’s General Store owner stabbed to death

The owner of Hamson’s General Store on Regent Street, Georgetown was stabbed to death, but the motive appeared not to have been robbery, a top police officer said. The body of 56-year old Farouk Ghanie was found in the yard of his residence at Collingwood Avenue, Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Assistant Commissioner Leslie ...

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Opposition protests during Marriott Hotel’s ribbon-cutting ceremony

Anti-government leaders and activists Thursday morning jostled with police to protest outside the Marriott  Georgetown Guyana where the ribbon-cutting exercise was about to begin to mark the opening of the almost US$60 million hotel. Holding placards, the small group rushed past police barriers to find their way in front of the hotel moments before President Donald Ramotar arrived. Already inside ...

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Cuban specialists to provide training in rehabilitative medicine

Guyana is expected to deliver training to persons in the medical field from around the region in the area of rehabilitative medicine, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). During a technical meeting today at the Ministry of Health, Minister Bheri Ramsaran stated that this would be done under the Cooperation and Technical Assistance Agreement among the CARICOM Secretariat, Ministry ...

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Tremor in Guyana linked to earthquake in Venezuela

Parts of Guyana were rattled by a slight tremor Wednesday night, several residents across the country confirmed. An earthquake tracking website stated that about 10:24 PM (Guyana Time) there was a 5.2  magnitude earthquake 89 kilometers from Carupano, Sucre in neighbouring Venezuela. The tremor was felt in Guyana around the same time. No one reported any damage in Guyana. Confirmation ...

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