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Daily Archives: September 24, 2019

Accounts at Scotiabank “safe” although Bank of Guyana blocks sale to Republic Bank

The Bank of Guyana (BOG) Tuesday night confirmed that it rejected the intended sale of Scotiabank’s (Guyana) operations to the Trinidad-headquartered Republic Bank, while at the same time assuring Scotiabank customers that their accounts are safe and that that financial institution could not just walk away from the country. “Nothing will happen to their accounts. Their accounts will remain safe,” ...

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Guyanese fishermen arrested in Suriname

Five Guyanese have been arrested by Surinamese authorities for allegedly illegally fishing in the waters of that former Dutch colony. Suriname’s news service, Starnieuws only identified the men as 58-year old Ricky E., 24-year old Jason, D., 47-year old Orrin B, 31-year old Mahindra T. and the captain 36-year old Sunil, P. The news service reports that they were arrested ...

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President to address nation on elections; claims and objections begins Oct. 1

President David Granger is expected to address the nation on Wednesday. This follow’s Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting at which the issue of holding of credible General and Regional elections in Guyana at the earliest possible time was high on the agenda. Government’s Department of Public Information says the time of Granger’s address to the nation will be made known. Meanwhile, police ...

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Roger Khan released from police custody

Deported Guyanese convicted drug kingpin, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, was Tuesday released without further questioning in connection with two murders, his lawyer said. Attorney-at-Law, Glen Hanoman said Khan was released at 12:20 pm on GYD$200,000 and told to return to police next week. Crime Chief, Senior Superintendent Michael Kingston says Khan was released after the Director of Public Prosecutions advised police ...

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OPINION: Convicted drug trafficker? Common criminal? Folk hero? Political pawn?

By Yolande Gittens  Roger Khan was deported to Guyana last Friday night. For weeks following his release from a US prison where he had been serving time for drug trafficking, there had been speculation as to his arrival date. Such was the anticipation, that many false sightings were reported. Social media sites were in overdrive. Speculation mostly revolved around discourse ...

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Former Civil Aviation Board Chair dies after home-invasion

Former Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Hugh Denbow has died following a home invasion. Police said the 63-year old man was found tied up at his house at Bel Air, Greater Georgetown with several neckties. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he died at about 8 o’clock Monday night. Police sources said ...

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