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Daily Archives: July 30, 2017

Prison escapee surrenders in mother’s company

Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine this evening announced that Lusignan Prison escapee Kerry Cromwell is back in police custody. Asst Commissioner Ramnarine advised that Cromwell’s mother contacted a senior government functionary and advised of Cromwell’s whereabouts and the family’s willingness to turn him in. His mother along with other relatives, on the advice of the government functionary, then took Cromwell ...

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Prison escapee shot dead during shootout with Joint Services

An escapee from the Lusignan Prison was Sunday afternoon shot dead during an alleged shootout with members of the security forces. Government’s Department of Public Information said  Clive Forde aka El Sinkie was killed during a confrontation at East Ruimveldt. “Joint Services received information that Forde was hiding out in a house in the area and surrounded the house. Forde attempted ...

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Golden opportunity for investment in the sweet potato value chain

by Adelle Roopchand Agriculture is often perceived as a risky sector for investors and banks are generally reluctant to lend to farmers due to their lack of understanding of the sector and associating it with high risk. However, in recent years various types of innovative financial instruments are being introduced by governments, donors, impact investors and others to make finance ...

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Opinion: A local potboiler of soap opera proportion

by GHK Lall Right before the stunned eyes of this nation a real life film noir unfolds with one sizzling development after another, and with alarming frequency.  Other than for the impacted principals, especially the grieving family society yawns in disbelief and with some disinterest.  It has seen so much sleaze at all levels and for so long that it ...

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Opinion: Anti money laundering the new imperialism

by GHK Lall The more I study anti money laundering requirements, the more I come to see the entire process as representative of a new imperialism.  In practice and result, this can also be viewed as the face of bloodless 21st century coups d’état; the changes are mental and operational, not physical.  To use Cold War language, it is the ...

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Canadian gold refinery wants Guyana to tighten anti-money laundering system; source of gold systems

A Canadian company that refines Guyana’s gold wants local authorities to tighten several areas to ensure the precious yellow metal is not used to wash dirty money, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. Royal Canadian Mint’s Director of Storage and Refining Solutions, Steve Higgins has since told Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman that he is pleased “with ...

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