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Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

“Smartt” Guyanese cocaine trafficker arrested in New York with excreted pellets in suitcase; strainer found in hotel bathroom

A Guyanese man was allegedly caught by American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in a hotel room near the JFK International Airport in New York with several cocaine pellets that he had excreted. The detainee, Jermaine Smartt, has been ordered detained because he may not attend his trial. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 24, 2017. Court documents ...

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Majestic Malik ton gives Pakistan 2-1 series win over Windies

by Clifton Ross West Indies vs Pakistan Brighto Paints/Digicel/Q Mobile ODI Series Shoaib Malik killed two birds with one stone when he struck a six to reach his 9th ODI ton and handed Pakistan the series 2-1 after cruising to a six wicket win over West Indies Tuesday at Providence. It was the two respective knocks from the veterans Malik and ...

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Eye On The Issues: Citizens have to decide between the dirty and deadly and clean and costly

by GHK Lall Citizens from a few strata of society have been visible and vocal in their disagreements with government on a number of simmering issues.  While the underlying substance might be significant on occasion, the thinking and approaches have raised questions.  Nevertheless, the result is that government is under continuous scrutiny, sometimes skewered, and altogether pressed for higher standards ...

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New water treatment plant, other upgrades slated for Region Two

Region Two residents can expect an improved supply of water as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) moves to upgrade its service in the region. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Tuesday that the water company has several initiatives underway geared at ensuring all communities in Essequibo receive adequate potable water.  Project Coordinator, GWI, Region Two, Rabindra Deonarine said one ...

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Anna Regina power plant to be set up by third quarter

A new generation unit for the Guyana Power and Light’s station at Anna Regina (GPL) is expected to arrive before the end of 2017, Generation Engineer for Region Two, Lindsey Shepherd said. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Shepherd explained that there are currently two generation sets in the Region, one at Anna Regina which houses three ...

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