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Daily Archives: May 19, 2016

NY-bound construction worker held with cocaine in milk

A construction worker, who was destined for the United States (US) for the first time, was held with cocaine in milk at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said the cocaine in powdered milk weighed more than 10 pounds. The 30-year old man, who lives in Sophia, was booked to travel on ...

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Private Sector calls on govt to “inspire” investor confidence

The Private Sector Commission on Thursday called on government to take several steps to pull Guyana out of economic doldrums. Addressing the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Marriott Hotel, Battery Road, Kingston, the Chairman of the PSC’s Finance and Economic sub-committee, Ramesh Persaud called on government to send clear signals to investors. “We want the government to share their ...

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Broomes applied for mining-related permission while Natural Resources Minister

Even as Junior Natural Resources Minister, Simona Broomes fended off concerns about conflict of interest in the mining sector, information has surfaced showing that she applied for permission to conduct mining activity on someone else’s property while being a minister of that sector. Demerara Waves Online News was able to independently confirm that veteran miner, Edward Hopkinson granted Broomes permission ...

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Granger prepared to move Broomes again if conflict interest arises

  After being moved from the Ministry of Social Protection in a cabinet reshuffle in January, the Minister Simona Broomes may once again find herself being shuffled should a conflict of interest arise with her at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Broome’s the Junior Natural Resources Minister is currently the subject of public scrutiny after transferring mining assets to her ...

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Two arrested after robbing woman, money recovered

Police said they were investigating an armed robbery of a woman who was apparently traced from a city commercial bank. The money was recovered by the woman’s neighbours, and the two suspected bandits caught. Police said that about 1400h. today Thursday May 19, 2016, Marilyn Burning of Atlantic Ville, ECD, was about to enter her home after transacting business at ...

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“Deeply concerned” – Granger says returning Guyanese accepted from Venezuela

  Amidst rising concerns about a possible refugee crisis in Venezuela with the country’s economy on a rapid meltdown, Guyana’s President David Granger has declared that Guyana will be willing to accept Guyanese looking to return home from the neighbouring country. Venezuela has been in crisis since the decline in oil prices on the world market.  International media reports indicate ...

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