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Daily Archives: April 21, 2016

Cocaine in plywood weighed at 48 kilos; valued at millions

Customs and Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Head James Singh has confirmed that a popular sawmill owner, one of his employees and a broker are still in custody following a huge drug bust on Thursday. Singh confirmed that authorities intercepted 48 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated US street value of US$35,000 per kilogram. That would amount to millions of Guyana dollars ...

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Cocaine in US-bound plywood intercepted; three arrested

Guyanese anti-drug agents Thursday discovered what is likely to emerge as a huge quantity of cocaine stashed in plywood in that was about to be shipped to the United States (US), Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Agency, James Singh said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and Customs, under the auspices of the United Nations ...

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Environmental Tax still haunts Gov’t; more billion dollar lawsuits filed

The controversial Environmental Tax which saw the Government of Guyana having to pay millions of dollar to a beverage company is still haunting the Government as two other importers look to cash in with similar lawsuits. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at a press conference on Thursday said that two other companies – S.M Jaleel and Guyana Beverages Inc ...

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Article on transfer of GA2000 hangar to BK International retracted; apology issued

Demerara Waves Online News hereby retracts the insinuations, allegations and contents of a previously published article that the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon might have been involved in ordering the Cheddi Jagan International Airport transfer the GA2000 hangar to BK International. Demerara Waves hereby further issues an unqualified apology for any harm and or hurt that said publication may have caused ...

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Man confesses to killing his child’s mother

A man has confessed to having been involved in the killing of his child’s mother and dumping her body in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, a top police investigator said Thursday afternoon. Investigators, he said, were now looking for a second person who could assist them in their probe into the killing of 25-year old Simone Hackett. ...

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Diplomacy cheapest option to settle US-Caricom rum dispute- Granger

Caribbean rum producing nations have so far failed to take the United States (US) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over its subsidies to Puerto Rican and United States Virgin Islands rum producing companies that end up unfairly competing against their counterparts in Caricom. A well-respected trade expert told Demerara Waves Online News that all the studies have been done ...

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21 days for completion of $150M Durban Park project

Government has earmarked some $150M for the completion of the Durban Park Project will has been taken under the wings of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson at a press conference on Thursday noted that cabinet approved the monies at its last meeting and the Ministry will now be taking full responsibility for the project. The ...

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Updated: Ramotar says US$5 M for GT&T shares still outstanding

Ex-President Donald Ramotar on Thursday maintained that US$5 million for Guyana’s shares in Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) have not yet been paid. “The five million US (dollars) is still outstanding,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Later Thursday, he issued a prepared statement calling on the government to lay bare its records to show that the money was paid ...

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One held, two wanted for Wakenaam businessman’s murder

Investigators are searching for two prime suspects in the shooting death of a Wakenaam businessman in Georgetown earlier this week. A senior police investigator would only say that one person has since been held in connection with the gunning down of 26-year old Mahendra Persaud. Persaud was killed after he resisted bandits who were trying to take away a bag ...

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