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Daily Archives: January 15, 2016

Republic Bank, Caribbean Airlines involved in Guyana’s jubilee celebration

Republic Bank plans to be “integrally involved” in Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations , a top company official announced Friday night. Addressing the 2016 media appreciation cocktail, Managing Director of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, Richard Sammy announced that the bank’s involvement would span across the Caribbean. “First and foremost, Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited will be integrally involved in Guyana’s 50th ...

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France-bound cocaine intercepted

Anti-narcotics agents of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday afternoon intercepted more than two kilogrammes of cocaine that was being shipped to France. Investigators said  a package containing 2 kilogrammes, 700 grammes of cocaine was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 1:30 PM on Friday January 15, 2016. The narcotic was being shipped to France via a courier ...

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Mining concessions must be linked to gold declaration- Trotman

Miners would be unable to cash in on concessions for equipment unless they produce above a certain amount of the precious metal and abide by other industry rules including occupational safety and health standards, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman. “You can’t be declaring 23 ounces of gold and ask for a concession for an excavator knowing that you made over ...

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Three more charged with murder of British teen

Three more persons were Friday arraigned for their alleged murder of the 18-year old British film-maker who had come here three months ago to stay with his god-brother. Apart from his god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George who were arraigned Thursday for the same offence, those charged with the indictable offence are George’s girlfriend, Krystol Thomas, and her mother ...

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NICIL Probe: SOCU hauls in Luncheon for questioning

Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr Roger Luncheon is the latest member of the Former People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration that has been hauled in for questioning in relation to irregularities uncovered at NICIL. Sources at the Special Operations Crime Unit (SOCU) have confirmed that the PPP stalwart was questioned sometime today. However no other information relative to ...

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GGMC to open new yielding lands to small miners

Small miners are to be given greater access to more lands with potentially good yields in another three months, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman announced Friday. He made the announcement at the opening of a meeting for Small Scale Gold Miners held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal. “I, therefore, want to ensure that these lands are given ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela yet to present credentials

Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles is yet to present her credentials and no reason has been given by the government there despite a number of reminders, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.   “She has not yet been received by the President. She is waiting for that event,” he told Demerara Waves Online News on the sidelines of Thursday’s ...

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