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Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Venezuela dumps Guyana, turns to Suriname for rice under PetroCaribe deal

It’s official! Venezuela has turned to Suriname for its some of its rice supply in exchange for selling oil under the PetroCaribe agreement. Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro and his Surinamese counterpart, Desi Bouterse on Friday reached agreement on the deal in principle. It would be finalized very soon by a Surinamese team. “In the coming weeks a Surinamese commission will ...

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GDF being geared up to help fight transnational crimes

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is being geared up to help combat security threats other than its primary focus of protecting the country from its neighbours that continue to lay territorial claims. Addressing senior GDF officers earlier this week, President David Granger said changes in the international and local environments made some of Guyana’s old approaches to public order and ...

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Suicide rife in Guyanese Amerindian community

Reproduced from Caribbean Lifeby Bert Wilkinson Until miners from the coast land discovered relatively large amounts of gold in the last three years, life at a northwestern native Amerindian jungle community in Guyana was simple and traditional. Most of the 800 residents in the Carib Community of Baramita District near Venezuela had eked out a living from harvesting timber, subsistence ...

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Guyanese arrested allegedly at cocaine “factory” in Grenada

Four Guyanese men  on Friday remained in a Grenada jail pending trial for alleged cocaine trafficking after they and two young women were arrested and four kilogrammes of cocaine seized from a house known as “the factory.” The Grenada Informer newspaper names those remanded to prison until October 27 as Colin Hooper 34, Osafi Bobb 21, Mahendranauth Daff 34 and ...

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Numerous in-bound InselAir passengers refused entry in six months; agent sounds appeal for “clear guidelines”

At least 60 persons travelling aboard InselAir have been refused entry to Guyana during the last six months, pointing to the urgent need for clear immigration rules. Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Gerry Gouveia said there was urgent need for “very clear guidelines.” Company officials said the figure rose to 60 Wednesday night (October 14, 2015) when six passengers were ...

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Taxi drivers seriously injured, cars hijacked

Two taxi drivers have been injured and their cars hijacked. They are 34 year old Rolwyn Crum-Ewing abd 53 year old Colin Ageday. Sources said Crum-Ewing was stabbed after he picked up several persons at Stabroek Market Square at about 4 am Thursday. He was attacked while in the vicinity of Sheriff Street and relieved of his car. That vehicle ...

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GDF to increase number of soldiers; People’s Militia to be re-established- Granger

President David Granger has announced plans to increase the number of regular soldiers, reintroduce the Guyana People’s Militia and beef up the air and marine wings of the Guyana Defence Force as part of a five-year “total defence” strategy. Addressing GDF Officers at the army’s headquarters at Camp Ayanganna, he said the GDF’s five pillars must include recruiting more soldiers ...

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