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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Trinidadians wanted in Guyana for fake kidnapping probe

Hours after a Trinidadian man, who allegedly faked his kidnapping in return for a US$700,000 ransom was remanded to a Guyana prison,  police here issued a wanted bulletin for two other Trinidadians believed to be linked to the scheme. They are 40-year old Anil Antonio Mahabir and 42-year old Vejhy Ramdass   who are wanted for questioning in relation to conspiracy ...

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GGMC workers pull out of GPSU; Yarde raises rule-book

Virtually all unionised workers at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have withdrawn from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), a move that the union’s president has stated would not be in keeping with the rules. GGMC workers representative, Gregory Gaspar said up to September when the letter was dispatched to the union, 278 of the 389 unionised workers ...

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Armstrong brothers, one year after collision

Just over one year after two brothers were killed in an East Bank Demerara road accident, a truck driver was Tuesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Twenty-seven year old Gansham Das of 2233 Tuschen Housing Scheme appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan for causing the death of 23 year old Jonnel Armstrong, and 21-year ...

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Trinidadian, who faked kidnapping for ransom, remanded to jail

A Trinidadian national who allegedly faked his own kidnapping was Monday  morning remanded for obtaining ransom money. Thirty- three year Sawak Maraj, a mechanical engineer, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan in the Georgetown magistrates’ court denied the charge which stated that that on October 27, at Madewini Resort Timerhi, he conspired with persons to obtain US$700,000  as ransom ...

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AFC-Canada pulls out of party over GECOM Chairman’s appointment; Ramjattan vows not to back down

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan- one of the parties in the governing coalition- on Tuesday rubbished a decision by his party’s Canada Chapter to pull out until the AFC denounces President David Granger’s recent unilateral appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “Unless and until all these resolutions are ...

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Heavily armed bandits escape with over $1M in cash, valuables from Corentyne bar

Police in Berbice have been questioning everyone, including a suspicious customer, after 25 persons were relieved of their valuables when five heavily armed gunmen stormed a Corentyne bar on Sunday at about 7:30 pm. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said no one had not been arrested up to Monday afternoon. Businessman and owner of the bar located at No. ...

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Male sex workers, Cox and Forrester, charged with robbery

Twenty-one year old Kevin Forrester and 19-year old Godfrey Cox , both commercial sex workers, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with robbery with aggravation. The charge states that on October 24 at Croal Sreet, Georgetown, they robbed Victor Best of GYD$84,000 and US$370 property of the said Victor Best. The duo denied the charge and the prosecution objected to ...

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All-weather road project to open more farmlands in Berbice – PM regional rep

Project to cost GYD$1.6 billion The proposed ‘Upper Corentyne all-weather road project’ will be a catalyst to the economic development of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) since it will see the cultivation of over 90,000 acres of farm lands, a senior government official in the region said. Regional Prime Ministerial Representative, Gobin Harbhajan stated that more than 50,000 acres of land ...

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Cocaine-in-rice destined for Belgium intercepted; broker in custody

More than 67 kilogrammes of cocaine in a consignment of rice that was destined for Belgium have been found after searches of several shipping containers, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Monday. The anti-drug agency said a broker, “responsible for the shipment”, has been taken into custody to assist with the probe. CANU agents and the the Container Control Programme ...

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