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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. When asked to respond to ...

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Virtual ban on fuel to Kaieteur National Park aims to “choke” illegal mining; Chenapau residents protest arrest of fellow villagers for illegal mining

As residents of Chenpau on Monday protested the arrest of more than 20 persons mainly from that Amerindian village for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park, authorities are contemplating prohibiting the landing of fuel at the airstrip on that protected area to “choke” mining. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said his ministry has recommended to the National ...

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Guyanese native goes back to school at 57…After degree, immigrant hopes to teach others

Reproduced from the Daily Gazette (Schenectady, New York)  by Ned Campbell For Bridget Liebson, helping her 9-year-old granddaughter with her homework is kind of a big deal. Having grown up in Guyana, the Malta woman never graduated from high school and wasn’t able to help her granddaughter, one of three, until recently. For just over a year, Liebson, 57, has ...

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President ordered massive crackdown on illegal mining at Kaieteur National Park; several arrested, dredges seized- Trotman

Police, soldiers and officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Sunday swooped down on the Kaieteur National Park and arrested several persons who were allegedly illegally mining there, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said. Trotman said the decision to move in at the Kaieteur National Park was taken by President David Granger, who is the Minister ...

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Numerous residents of Chenpau arrested at Kaieteur National Park

More than one dozen persons have been arrested from the Kaieteur National Park and were Sunday being  transported by air to Georgetown for questioning, sources said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources connected to the area that at least eight residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau HAVE been already flown to the City and more were later ...

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Money laundering in Guyana by Sharmini Rampersaud,AICA

The Bank of Guyana (BOG) Supervision Guideline No.13 states that money laundering means: “A person commits the offence of money laundering if he knowingly or having reasonable grounds to believe that any property in whole or in part directly or indirectly represents any person’s proceed of crime…” It should be noted that “money laundering process” is continuous since illicit money ...

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Kick-starting an economy by Basil Springer

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8 Much energy has been spent by Barbadian leaders and professionals recently on litigation, political wrangling, poor decision making, questionable management, ego massaging, internal quarrels, media messaging and conflicting advice regarding national economic issues. If we spend this energy constructively kick-starting the Barbados economy,  then the engine of ...

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Illegal guns, ammo, marijuana seized; large Linden marijuana farm destroyed

Four persons, including a husband and wife, have been arrested in connection with separate seizures of guns, ammunition and marijuana. More than 11 kilogrammes of marijuana and two handguns were allegedly found in the possession of three persons. The fourth person was arrested in relation to the discovery of a huge marijuana farm at WISROC, Linden. The Guyana Police Force ...

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