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Canada finds cocaine hidden under airplane’s catering trolleys

(globalnews.ca ).-More than seven kilograms of cocaine were found hidden under an airplane’s catering carts at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officials, couldn’t say where the flight originated from, but told NEWSTALK1010, they believed it came from the Carribean. CBSA officers noticed “anomalies” on the aircraft’s food trolleys while searching an unspecified aircraft on Feb. 8. After an ...

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Power restored to all areas following massive blackout

Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Chief Executive Officer, Renford Homer said power has been restored to all areas following widespread blackouts on Sunday and Monday. He said that normally it would take one hour, but this time it went beyond that time due to a particular issue. The Acting CEO was at the time giving an update on the recent ...

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Fmr. Attorney General takes VAT law restriction on leaving Guyana to High Court

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday challenged the constitutionality of an recent amendment to the tax laws that seeks to prohibit persons who owe Value Added Tax from leaving Guyana until they pay up or make acceptable arrangements to do so. The application will be heard on February 24, 2017. In court papers seen by Demerara ...

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Guyanese die in New Jersey accident

A Guyanese couple died in accident when the car hey were travelling in collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike. Dead are Fred Egerton and Shirmoon Khan , both of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River. New Jersey News 12 reported that part of the New Jersey Turnpike was shut down Sunday evening after two people were killed in a crash ...

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PPP to file private criminal charges against APNU+AFC coalition ministers

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) will be filing private criminal charges against top government officials including ministers for allegedly enriching themselves from the State’s coffers, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo announced on Monday. Jadgeo gave few details to back his claims, but assured that legal experts were preparing papers to file charges against them.  “We don’t do our business like ...

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City Mayor’s attendance at Town Hall meeting crucial to future of metered parking- MAPM

As the Mayor and City Council continues its consultations with stakeholders on the controversial parking meter system, the largest organised vocal group- Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) – on Monday insisted that the existing contract must be scrapped. Group spokesman, Christopher Chapwanya told Demerara Waves Online News that although he and other group members want the deal abandoned, they believe ...

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President to re-establish Guyana Youth Corps to empower youths

President David Granger on Sunday announced that he will re-establish the Guyana Youth Corps on January 1, 2018, to empower the nation’s youth and provide them with the skills needed to prepare them for the work force and equip them to aid in the development of Guyana. The Head of State made this announcement at the Graduation Ceremony for 57 young ...

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Canadian mining company offers security agencies lessons in drone technology; no response received

The Canadian-owned Guyana Goldfields / Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) is offering to train Guyana’s security personnel in the use of drones, but so far government has not responded, a senior company official said Sunday. AGM uses the unmanned aircraft to survey its mine properties, monitor the environment and conduct security surveillance of the area in western Guyana. The company’s Country ...

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Guyana Goldfields/Aurora Gold Mines identifies more gold deposits; purchases more mills

Guyana Goldfields/ Aurora Gold Mines (AGM) is preparing to expand operations in the western part of the country where it has found more gold deposits, officials said Sunday. Chief Executive Officer, Scott Caldwell said in preparation for the extending the life of the Aurora mine, the company has purchased a mill extension at a cost of US$70 million. The CEO said the ...

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