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Daily Archives: September 7, 2015

Alleged cocaine-in-vagina trafficker remanded to prison

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle cocaine in her vagina to Barbados, was Monday refused bail and remanded to prison. She 20-year-old Oshanda Nicasie Nicholas of 36 Sussex Street, Georgetown. She was arrested on September 4, 2015 unemployed woman of Lot 36 Sussex Street, Georgetown at Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara. Anti-drug agents said they found 460 grammes of ...

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Soldier, civilian charged with armed robbery

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier and another man were Monday remanded to prison after they pleaded not guilty to a joint armed robbery charge. Anthony Ralph and Corwin Wright of 83 Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown are accused of being armed an ice pick robbing Andel Park of one Samsung Galaxy S5 Cellular phone, one wallet, one haversack, one pair ...

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Man who assisted robbery victims shot to chest

At about 0820h. today Monday September 07, 2015, Karim Shivratan, 17 years, was shot to his chest as he went to the assistance of two persons who were being robbed at gunpoint by two men, one of whom was armed, at Agricola Public Road. The two perpetrators had joined a mini-bus at Diamond, EBD, and requested to get off at ...

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Jump-start for long delayed IDB-funded GPL project

Less than one month after Bharat Dindyal was fired from the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL), the power company is about to a revive a US$45 million Inter American Development (IDB)-funded project that is geared at improving efficiency. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson announced that Colin Forsythe has been appointed Project ...

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Guyana donates rice to storm-ravaged Dominica

Guyana is donating a large quantity of rice to Dominica which is slowly recovering from the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika. The Ministry of the Presidency said rice was identified as one of the needs following an assessment by Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDEMA). Minister of State Joseph Harrmon announced that Guyana ...

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Govt takeover of Berbice Bridge will be too expensive- Patterson

The Guyana government on Monday ruled out taking over controlling interest of the Berbice Bridge, while maintaining that it was keen on fulfilling its promise to lower the cost of crossing the river mainly by children and the elderly. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said it was not as easy as adding up the millions of dollars that government ...

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