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Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

High seas cocaine bust accused refused bail

The two men, who the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard intercepted in a boat at sea allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Thursday remanded to prison after they were arraigned on a narcotics trafficking charge. John Da Silva, 45, and 34-year old Kevin Fitzroy were arraigned on a joint charge of being in possession of 95.5 kilogrammes of ...

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Rupert Roopnaraine pulls back resignation from government

Four days after Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine resigned as a government minister, he has pulled it back and decided to remain a minister and member of the Cabinet, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon announced Thursday. Roopnaraine’s decision to stay on was made at a meeting he held with President David Granger in the presence of the Minister of State on Wednesday ...

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Guyanese miners shot dead in Venezuela

Three Guyanese miners have been shot dead and one of their colleagues injured in Venezuela during an attack on a mining camp, police here said Friday. Interior Divisional Commander,Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the incident did not occur in Guyanese territory. “They were working with a Brazilian at Imataka backdam in Venezuela which is about ...

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