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Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

Gold smuggling a door to other illegal activities- miners association

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Thursday labeled gold smugglers “a few greedy individuals” who could be linked to other “illegal activities” “Smuggling does not benefit Guyana and only serves to enrich a few greedy individuals, additionally it opens up several avenues for additional illegal activities,” said the association in a statement. Well-placed sources have told Demerara ...

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Guyanese held at JFK Airport with coke-in-rum

A Guyanese national was nabbed trying to smuggle a rum and coke drug cocktail in his luggage at Kennedy Airport, authorities said. Cleveland Charles arrived in New York on Saturday aboard a Caribbean Airlines flight from Georgetown, Guyana, and was selected for inspection by Customs and Border Protection officers. Sharp-eyed officers focused on a bottle of 12-year-old El Dorado rum ...

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Early morning fire guts Regent Street store building

An early Thursday morning fire gutted a Regent Street building that housed several stores, leaving several lowly-paid store workers out of a job. The building, which is located at Regent and King Streets, housed Ashok Store and two other smaller stores. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. Fire fighters and police cordoned off the scene with barriers. ...

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Govt dismisses PPP’s concerns that bankrupt persons can contest Local Govt Elections

Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has brushed aside concerns about the removal of a section of the Local Authorities Act that could now pave the way for bankrupt persons to contest Local Government Elections and remain a councilor. Bulkan disagreed that the removal of bankruptcy as a disqualification for election as a councilor or for continuation in the office as ...

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