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Daily Archives: June 19, 2016

Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court on Tuesday for sentencing after a certificate of value of the ...

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15-year old mechanic shop employee shot during armed robbery

A 15-year old boy, who was employed at a mechanic shop, was  Sunday shot in his face during an armed robbery in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police sad Jamal Lewis of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt was shot while one of the employees scuffled with one of three armed bandits who stormed the mechanic shop. His condition was listed as “serious” and ...

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Guyana accuses CAL of rejecting solution to duty free purchase row

Guyana on Sunday strongly refuted claims by Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) that Guyanese duty free rum purchases made at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were being seized from transiting passengers in Trinidad in keeping with security requirements by that country and the United States’ (US) Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A top official of Guyana’s aviation sector laid the blame ...

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Fire severely damage East Bank Demerara house

A fire early Sunday afternoon severely damaged a house at Friendship, East Bank Demerara. Fire Service officials confirmed that a two-flat wooden and concrete house was ablaze. A nearby house was scorched. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. Details were sketchy. An update will be provided as more information becomes available  

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