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Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

French-flagged yacht adrift with dead man, dog

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen were Thursday night heading about 150 miles offshore Georgetown to French-registered yacht where a man and his dog were spotted dead aboard. Senior security personnel said based on all available information, an ocean going vessel reported seeing the yacht adrift and alerted Guyanese authorities. The Coast Guard received the information Tuesday and began processing ...

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Trotman, Broomes to meet with miners over duty free concerns

There will be no more US$3,000 signatures for Duty Free Concessions, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who said that government would now be looking to engage miners bi-monthly to address some of their concerns. The Minister at a press conference today stated that he was made aware that some persons would pay as much as US$3000, for him to sign ...

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FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

Some 15,000 ounces of raw gold are being transported out of Guyana weekly, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States (US) Homeland Security are looking into the issue. Trotman made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday detailing that while some of the gold comes directly from Guyana, some ...

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No politician gives direction to Police, GDF – President Granger

With some concerns that there may be political interference in the work of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), President Granger has made it pellucid that no politician gives operational direction to the two agencies. A GDF officer and two others were recently killed in an accident after a high speed chase went the wrong ...

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“The police has to answer, the GDF has to answer” – Teixeira weighs in on “sinister” recon mission

Guyana Defence Officer (GDF) Robert Pyle who was recently killed in an accident on Carifesta Avenue was on a “sinister” mission says Chief Whip of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Gail Teixeira. The GDF has confirmed that Pyle was on a legitimate mission at the time that he was killed. That mission was intended to be a surveillance of ...

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Guyana Goldfields Inc. Produces 35,901 Ounces of Gold in 2015, achieving commercial production effective January 1, 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX:GUY) announced that gold production for 2015 mining operations totalled 35,901 ounces at its Aurora Gold Mine (“Aurora”) in Guyana, South America. From October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the Company produced 35,723 ounces of gold, of which, 28,850 ounces were sold at an average realized price of $1,079 per ...

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Digicel Business achieves gold certification in the Caribbean

Digicel Business, the region’s leading Business Solutions provider, announced today that it has retained its Cisco® Gold Certification as well as the Master Cloud Managed Services Provider designation for its operations across the Caribbean – the highest levels of partner certifications from Cisco. “We are thrilled to have retained these certifications, which make Digicel the most certified telecoms partner in ...

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Less river deaths, no piracy in 2015- MARAD

The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) of Guyana saw a reduction of 21.7% in total marine deaths for the year 2015. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that during the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s performance review by Director General Ms. Claudette Rogers. This decline was attributed to a number of safety precautions. In the year 2014, the total number of boat accidents ...

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PPPC lays down demands for Coroners; slams talks with AG as “gaff”

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has labeled as “cosmetology” consultations on two Bills that he was invited to by his successor to discuss, Basil Williams. Nandlall questioned whether Justices of Peace would be competent enough to preside over inquests across Guyana, and he also recommended that they hold certain qualifications. Nandlall said when he turned up for consultations on January ...

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