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Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Former PPP ministers, others refuse to be questioned at SOCU headquarters about Pradoville 2

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) wants to question several former government ministers and other top officials of the current administration about their acquisition and development of seaside house lots at  Ogle-Sparendaam popularly known as Pradoville 2. Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall has since written to SOCU, stating that his clients would not be meeting with investigators at the law enforcement agency’s ...

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Suriname unprepared to refine Guyana’s oil

Suriname’ state oil company, Staatsolie, says it is not prepared to refine Guyana’s  light crude oil because the refinery in that former Dutch colony is built to process heavy oil, the De Ware Tijd newspaper reported on Monday. In stark contrast to last week’s announcement by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman that Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago have offered ...

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Woman allegedly involved in supplying marijuana to Kuru Kuru Training College students remanded

A woman, who was allegedly involved in the supply of marijuana to students of the Kuru Kuru Training College, was Monday arraigned and remanded to prison. Suria Somaria  of Kuru Kuru is charged with aiding a juvenile to supply 28 grammes of marijuana to two juveniles of that educational institution between February 4 and 9, 2017 on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway. Represented ...

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Cocaine-accused couple jailed, fined $57million for bust at airport VIP lounge

Mahendra Ramsuchit of Berbice, and Guyanese-born Canadian citizen, Robhina Basdeoram were today sentenced to 60 months imprisonment each, and fined a total of $57M for attempting to smuggle some 21 kilo grammes of cocaine in suitcases and laptop bags. The incident occurred at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on January 30, 2015. Both accused are 31-years-old. Basdeoram is a ...

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Court shuts down request to pause parking meter project

Justice Brassington Reynolds today turned down an application made by attorney Kamal Ramkarran to put the parking meter regime on pause until the judicial review is complete. Reynolds read the decision today after Ramkarran made the application at the last hearing for interim relief from the parking meter project. At that hearing, the Court rejected an application by attorney Roger ...

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Universal Church pastor remanded for causing death by dangerous driving

Well-known TV personality and senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today charged and remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for driving dangerously and causing the death of Maurice Rosanna. Luiz, whose supporters filled the Chief Magistrate’s court, was charged for the incident which occurred on March 3 at the intersection ...

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