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Daily Archives: September 27, 2016

Cash-jet pilot proposes govt’s use of hangar; new application for injunction filed against CJIA

Even as a legal battle continues over the cash-jet pilot’s hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Captain Khamraj Lall is proposing to make the facility available for use by the Guyana government to allow the company to recover its more than GYD$600 million investment, according to well-placed sources. In the latest High Court case to have been filed ...

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Berbice cattle farmer gunned down

A cattle farmer was Tuesday afternoon gunned down while on his way to tend to his animals at Gangaram, East Canje, Berbice, police said. Investigators said the body of 38-year old Ramnarine “Bill” Itwaru was found at about 3 PM on Ring Road, Gangaram Village with four gunshot wounds and marks of violence to his face. The killing of the ...

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Fmr. Chief-of-Staff Collins to probe illegal plane in Guyana

President David Granger has mandated that a Commission of Inquiry be established to investigate, examine, advise and report on all the circumstances under which a foreign aircraft entered Guyana. The twin-engine Cessna plane was discovered under a canopy of thick vegetation near the village of Yupukari, Upper Essequibo-Upper Takutu on September 13, 2016. The Ministry of the Presidency said Brigadier Edward ...

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Barry Dataram setenced, fined for cocaine trafficking; CANU boss “disappointed” in freeing of co-accused

by Abigail Semple and Denis Chabrol Drugs baron, Barry Dataram, who has escaped Guyana, was Tuesday fined GYD$164,268,000 and sentenced to 60 months imprisonment for being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking more than one year ago- a decision that angered the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) , James Singh. “I am very disappointed that his ...

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Romanex’s mining licence in Rupununi reactivated ; small miners to be allowed to operate

The mining licence of Romanex Guyana Exploration Ltd has been reactivated, paving the way for that company to undertake exploration and mining activities in the Marudi Mountain area of Mining District No. 6 Rupununi, with small miners being allowed to co-exist in the area. “The resumption of Romanex’s activities will be done according to an approved work plan, which will ...

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Haitians convicted for illegally entering Guyana

Five Haitians, who were caught in Guyana heading to Brazil, were Tuesday fined for illegal entry and ordered deported. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, they were convicted for entering Guyana by sea and disembarking without the consent of an immigration officer. Jean Eliofene Emila, 25, Fequiere Emila,27, Panel Mondesir, 24, Wilner Choisy, 24, and 19-year old Robinson Thermidore ...

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Dataram found guilty of cocaine possession; common-law wife, two others freed

by Abigail Semple Self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram, was Tuesday found guilty of the possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, while the three other co-accused, including his common-law wife, were freed. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman said there was enough evidence to convict Dataram. She was awaiting the value of the cocaine before handing down sentence to Dataram in ...

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