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Daily Archives: January 28, 2016

More cocaine pellets coming down… 62 grammes and counting

A man nabbed with 518 grammes of cocaine in his under garments also up to Thursday excreted several pellets weighing an additional 62 grammes of the illicit substance, police said. The outgoing passenger was nabbed at the Ogle International Airport at about 5:30 Thursday morning. He remained under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)  where he is expected ...

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Guyana among Caricom countries considering reducing reliance on T&T’s Petrotrin for oil supplies

Guyana is currently contemplating joining a list of other Caribbean countries in search of another fuel supplier in order to reduce reliance on Trinidad and Tobago, now that Venezuela’s PetroCaribe has dried up as a fuel sources. Speaking at the induction of the Board of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) on Thursday, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said he ...

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Call for amendment to wedding laws as Wedding Expo launched

There is a resounding call for the Government of Guyana to amend existing laws as it relates to persons getting married in Guyana to make the process easier and hassle free. Captain Gerry Gouveia, the founder of Wedding Expo Guyana stated that instead of having to be in the country 14 days prior to getting married. He was at the ...

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Telecoms Bill likely in first half of 2016

After several setbacks coupled with the creation of a new Telecommunications Ministry, the long awaited Telecommunications Bill may make its way to the National Assembly during the first half of 2016. The Liberalization of the Telecommunications sector via the Telecoms Bill was one of the pledges made to the Guyanese people by the APNU+AFC in its 100 Days election manifesto. ...

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Drought affecting agri sector

The drought has begun battering Guyana’s agriculture sector, forcing authorities to begin pumping water into the drying up conservancies. Briefing a high-level multi-sectoral meeting on the El Nino situation, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said efforts would be made to pump water to support agricultural areas but also explore ways in which water can be retained in a controlled manner for ...

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Republic Financial Holdings Limited Records US$48.2 Million Profit

The Trinidad-headquartered Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) has recorded a profit attributable to shareholders of US$48.2 million, for the quarter ending December 31, 2015, the company said in a statement. This represents an increase of 3.1% over the corresponding period in 2014. Total assets of RFHL stood at US$10.3 billion at December 31, 2015, which, when compared with that of December ...

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Policeman accused of raping 14-year old girl

A police constable has been charged with raping a 14-year old girl at a city hotel. Twenty-five year old Ganesh Rajcoomar of Grove, East Bank Demerara was Wednesday granted GYD$20,000 bail by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He has to return to court on February 24, 2016.   The Court was told that in October 2015, he sexually penetrated a 14-year ...

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