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Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

Raging fire at Eccles gas station contained

Fire fighters Wednesday night succeeed in containing a blaze to a fuel-laden ‘bush truck’ and prevented it from spreading to the Two Brothers Gas Station at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle and eyewitnesses said efforts were being to ensure that the fuel supply facility was not struck by the flames. Thick smoke and flames were seen from ...

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German yachtsman missing; vessel found on Wakenaam was travelling from Africa to Caribbean

A lone German yachtsman, who was sailing from West Africa to Trinidad, might have gone missing and his vessel washed up on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said Wednesday. He is Axel Verlohr of Nuremberg, Germany. The vessel was discovered Friday, April 17, 2015 at Mofarm Foreshore, Wakenaam. Officials said a German identification card in the ...

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CANU security officers charged with allegedly stealing cocaine from seizure

Two security officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly stealing almost GUY$1 million dollars worth of cocaine from the possession of anti-drug agents. They were granted GUY$350,000 bail each and ordered to return to court on May 7 for report. The Georgetown Magistrates’ Court heard that the cocaine was allegedly seized from a house at ...

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The PPP is responsible for the militarization of large segments of society

Today there is loud talk of the militarization of the opposition.  It is part of the mauling of apprehensive supporters, through persistent injections of fear.  This was followed by the comment of “big trouble” brewing; and the bravado of being “battle ready.”  More and more this has progressed beyond the regular stridency of an election campaign, and clearly into the ...

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Ramotar promises more bank licenses; frowns on tax reductions; rules out log export ban

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday announced that if re-elected next month his administration will grant licenses for more commercial banks and create more conditions for development financing. “My intention is to issue more commercial banking licenses in the future once I am elected again,” he told a Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Business Luncheon. “I think that is important ...

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Soldiers urged to act professionally amid PPPC statements

Amid fears raised by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that the military would not act professionally if the opposition coalition is re-elected because its top brass includes ex-army officers, the Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips told soldiers not to campaign for any party and the army would be taking instructions only from President Donald Ramotar. ...

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PPPC PM candidate Harper condemns Health Minister’s abuse of female rights activist

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Elisabeth Harper on Wednesday condemned Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran’s verbal attack on opposition rights activist, Sherlena Nageer earlier this week. Harper called Ramsaran’s description of Nageer as a “little piece of shit” and someone whom he considered slapping for fun and arranging for some of his women to strip as “unacceptable ...

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Guyana welcomes US solidarity on border issues; preparations continue to minimize corruption from oil, gas proceeds

The Guyana government on Wednesday praised the United States (US) for standing by the South American country in staving off threats to its natural resource-rich territory, even as it pledged to improve transparency and accountability in the natural resources sector. In apparent reference to recent aggression by Venezuela, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Robert Persaud commended the US for “being ...

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PPP-Civic denies discrimination; stresses culture of service

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday night denied that it has been discriminating against sections of the Guyanese community as it targeted a traditional opposition stronghold to vote for the incumbent party. “Despite all the charges that come with feelings of insecurity with each other, a case cannot be made that there has been discrimination and differentiation in our ...

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American mother arraigned for cocaine trafficking

An American mother of one was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Twenty-seven year old Patricia Dalrymple pleaded guilty to the charge that states that on April 20, 2015 she had 937 kilogrammes of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking. At the time she was an outgoing ...

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