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Daily Archives: October 14, 2016

Owner of Brooklyn company that imports fish from Guyana convicted after being ‘caught red handed’ with $8M shipment of cocaine

BY JOHN MARZULLI NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, October 14, 2016. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.- The jury didn’t buy this guy’s fish story. The owner of a company that imports fish from Guyana was convicted Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court of smuggling 250 kilos of cocaine in a frozen shrimp-laden shipping container. Heeralall Sukdeo claimed he was duped by a relative ...

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Oil and Gas Association President denies forging signature while Gold Board Secretary

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA, Bobby Gossai Jr. On Friday vehemently denied that he ever forged anyone’s signature while he was Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Guyana Gold Board. “At no given time did the Secretary used, reused (“lifted”), misrepresented or disguised the signature of the former chairperson ...

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UPDATED: Barry Dataram caught in Suriname

by Ivan Cairo Self-confessed Guyanese drug lord Barry Dataram was caught Friday afternoon by police in neighboring Suriname. Acting on a tip a police squad raided a home in Latour, south of the capital Paramaribo where the fugitive was hiding. He was nabbed along with his common-law wife ,Anjanie Boodnaraine by Suriname’s Special SWAT Team. He and Boodnaraine fled Guyana ...

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Man remanded to prison for 26.5 grammes of ganja

26.5 grams of cannabis on Friday landed a man back in prison after he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman. It is alleged that on October 12, 2016 at Robb Street, Elijah Malali had 26.5 grams of cannabis in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. He pleaded not guilty. In her attempt at a bail application for her ...

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International expert to help close in on gold smuggling

The Guyana government says it is securing foreign assistance to close in on gold smugglers, even as it chases a target of 600,000 ounces for this year. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said the international law enforcement expert would be coming to Guyana “to both advise and to help us with some interdictions.” “I don’t think that there are ...

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British think-tank to advise Guyana on feasibility of oil refinery

The United Kingdom’s (UK)  leading think-tank  is helping Guyana decide whether it will be feasible to build an oil refinery here and, if so, what is the best model, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman announced Friday. He said the New Producers Group of Chatham House- the Royal Institute of International Affairs- is expected to tell government by year-end whether ...

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Diphtheria outbreak in Venezuela triggers vaccination in western Guyana

Guyana is about to begin vaccination against Diphtheria on the border with Venezuela, following an outbreak in that western neighbour where the political and economic crisis has caused a prolonged massive shortage of basic items including medicines. “The Ministry of Public Health is taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of Diphtheria crossing the border from Venezuela where an outbreak ...

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