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Monthly Archives: February 2017

US DEA names Guyanese held in US$17 million cocaine haul

Four Guyanese, who were caught aboard a St. Vincent-registered fishing vessel with more than US$70 million worth of cocaine, are due to return to a United States Virgin Islands court on Wednesday for a detention hearing. Mohamed Nazim Hoseain,64,  Richard La Cruz,49,  Neville Jeffrey,68, and 30-year old Mark Anthony Williams were held aboard the Lady Michelle on February 16, 2017 ...

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Jagdeo to submit more names to Granger for GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has  told President David Granger that he would be submitting another list of six names from which he is expected to pick one as the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said in a statement. “In the interest of moving the process forward, today, the Leader of the Opposition wrote to ...

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Anti-VAT protesters target GRA headquarters; Principal predicts more school dropouts

Businessman Roshan Khan, on Tuesday (February 28) spearheaded a picketing exercise, in protest of the new Value Added Tax (VAT) regime imposed recently, by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Government, outside of the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Camp Street Headquarters and called on the administration to immediately revert to the status quo that had ...

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East Canje nurse remanded for 6 kilos marijuana

An East Canje woman, who was arrested with her daughter recently for 6 kilogrammes and 216 grammes of cannabis for the trafficking, was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan until March 8. Suzette Samantha LaFleur, represented by attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that she had the quantity of marijuana in her ...

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Port Kaituma man remanded for illegal gun, ammo

A Port Kaituma man was today charged and remanded until May 9 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegal firearm and ammo possession. The charge against 25-year-old Carryl Price read that on February 23, at Port Kaituma, he had the weapon with matching ammo in his possession, without being the holder of a firearm license. The court heard Prince is ...

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Political parties positioning for GECOM Chairmanship ahead of “serious” 2020 general elections

Guyana’s two major parties are seeking to install someone of their choice Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ahead of “historic” general elections in 2020, outgoing Chairman of the country’s elections management authority, Dr. Steve Surujbally said Tuesday. Surujbally, who had since August 2016 told President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that he was preparing to leave the ...

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Judge to rule Thursday whether Court can hear parking meter challenge

Justice Brassington Reynolds will, on Thursday, rule whether the Court has the jurisdiction to hear the legal challenge against the parking meter regime. Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King made an application, late February, questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court, under the new Civil Procedures rules, to deal with the parking meter legal challenge. Attorney Roger Yearwood represents the Town ...

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Four Guyanese arrested in biggest cocaine haul in almost 20 years

(The Daily Mail).-The U.S. Coast Guard seized 4.2 tons of cocaine in the largest maritime bust of the drug in the Atlantic for nearly 20 years. Four unnamed Guyanese were arrested aboard the fishing vessel, Lady Michelle, and taken to the United States Virgin Islands. Authorities seized the drugs from a boat off South America’s northeastern coast, the U.S. Coast ...

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Norwegian diplomat named to mediate in Guyana-Venezuela border controversy

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed a Norwegian diplomat who dealt with the Colombian peace process to try to settle the longstanding border controversy between Venezuela and Guyana by the end of the year, the Associated Press reported. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced the appointment of Dag Halvor Nylander as Guterres’ personal representative “with a strengthened mandate ...

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