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Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

Fly Jamaica sets up 24-hour call center for stranded passengers in Guyana

Fly Jamaica Airways on Tuesday agreed to establish a 24-hour call centre in Guyana to respond to inquiries by hundreds of Guyanese who have been stranded in recent weeks, as the carrier takes steps to acquire aircraft to alleviate the situation. The decisions were taken at a meeting to which airline executives were summoned by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority ...

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UK not bothered that SOCU’s advisor can be politicized

United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn and advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sam Sittlington on Tuesday brushed off concerns that the unit’s work might be seen as politically motivated. Asked what he thought could be done to avoid his work being discredited and politicised by the opposition, the former UK law enforcement agent said, “I ...

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Sloth in investigating financial crimes totalling almost GY$300 billion- UK advisor to SOCU

A British Financial Investigations Advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) on Tuesday expressed grave concern that there has been little movement in investigations and cases of financial crimes totalling almost GY$300 billion. “Unfortunately for SOCU, they have been inundated with a number of forensic audits,” Sam Sittlington said, adding that of the 26 audits, persons have been charged ...

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Stop relying on ‘bush medicine’ to treat cancers- Guyana Cancer Institute says as it boasts new cancer-destroying technology

Cancer patients were Tuesday warned against relying on herbal medicine to cure the dreaded disease, even as the Guyana Cancer Institute showed off modern radiation technology that targets tumors and does not damage nearby organs. The Institute’s Director of Outreach, Dr. Syed Mujahid Ghazi said he has nothing against herbal and spiritual approaches, but at the same time he appealed ...

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