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Daily Archives: November 14, 2015

Men arrested at hotel allegedly swallowing cocaine

Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents have foiled a plot by a number of persons to smuggle cocaine out of Guyana by swallowing the narcotic, according to a top official. Head of the CANU, James Singh said two Guyanese men were late Friday night arrested at hotel and one of them has been admitted to a city hospital because he ...

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UG to set up Task Force to address “chronic” problems

University of Guyana Chancellor, Professor Nigel. Harris on Saturday announced a task force would be established to help find lasting solutions to some of the deep-seated problems facing the tertiary institution Addressing the 49th Convocation of the institution, he said the decision was made by the Council, the highest decision-making body to assist in “decisively ” addressing some of the ...

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Chopped robbery victim hacks bandit

One of three men, who invaded a home at New Amsterdam and chopped an occupant, Berbice, has himself been hacked and arrested. At about 0120h. today November 14, 2015, three men one armed with a shotgun and another with cutlass broken into the home of Nicholas Harrinandan 38 years, Tucberg Park, New Amsterdam. Harrinandan armed himself with a cutlass and ...

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Two shot at Coverden night spot

Police are probing the shooting of a patron and a waitress while an attempt was being made to disharm a policeman At 0100h. today Saturday November 14, 2015, police ranks responded to a report of disorderly behavior by a number of patrons at a night spot at Coverden, East Bank Demerara. During efforts by the police to arrest one of ...

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Fire destroys house behind La Grange police station; fresh calls for fire station at West Bank Demerara

Fire early Saturday morning destroyed a house at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, raising fresh concerns about the absence of a fire station in the area. The cause of the blaze at the unoccupied building was unknown. Residents said a Muslim only known as Brother Yahyah once lived there. The now destroyed building was immediately behind the La Grange Police ...

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Gold Board’s Bartica office to be re-opened month end as the community gears up for township

The Guyana Gold Board’s (GGB) Bartica office, which was closed in 2014 under the former administration after allegations of gold tampering surfaced, will be re-opened later this month, the Ministry of the Presidency announced late Friday night. The announcement that Minister of Governance with responsibility for Natural Resources and the Environment, Raphael Trotman would be re-opening the office comes even ...

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Tourism sector lobbies for incentive scheme

The Tourism and Hositality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants government to slash the Value Added Tax (VAT) to eight percent and grant duty free concessions on vehicles and construction materials for the sector, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. But Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said granting of the concessions would depend on precise data on the impact of the ...

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