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Huge marijuana bust in container with heavy duty equipment

Enforcement agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Container Control Programme (CCP) have seized 1,276 pounds of marijuana in a shipping container that arrived from Jamaica, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, James Singh said Tuesday. Authorities estimate that the marijuana fetches a street value of US$765,600. Two broker and the owner of a sawmill company are assisting with investigations ...

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Education Ministry shuts Brickdam Secondary school doors

The doors of Brickdam Secondary School have been shut indefinitely by the Ministry of Education, following a protest on Friday by teachers over the deplorable conditions at the institution. This was confirmed by a high ranking official of the ministry who spoke on condition of anonymity. According to reports, the decision was made following a meeting on Tuesday, June 14, ...

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Crackdown on fake Aji; authorities warn it’s bad for your health

The Food and Drug Department has been seizing fake  Aji-No-Moto which is of a different colour and is being sold cheaper than the original product and bad for consumers’ health. The Department of the Government Analyst says it has since seized and removed the counterfeited Ajinomoto from several stalls and supermarkets in the lower East Coast area, but was recently ...

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Corn beef thief deported to Guyana

Reproduced from Barbados Today A 51-year-old Guyanese man was today ordered to leave the country after pleading guilty to theft in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court. Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant issued the deportation order to Johnny Harington Worrell, who has been living in Barbados illegally for the past 11 years. Worrell, who resided in Deacons Road, St Michael, was charged with ...

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Possible rebirth of AFC at City Hall, says Henry Jeffrey; Kissoon disagrees, says it’s “council dynamics”

Political analyst, Dr. Henry Jeffrey believes that the diverging views of Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan on the intended parking meter project signals a possible rebirth of the Alliance for Change (AFC), at the level of the City Council – a view opposed by Freddie Kissoon. “It could possibly be a rebirth of the AFC to keep themselves ...

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Second man wanted for grenade outside Kaieteur News

A second man is wanted in connection with the discovery of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. Police on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for Janiel “JP” Howard , saying he is wanted for questioning in relation to  ‘attempting to cause explosion’ which occurred on June 06, 2016, at Saffon ...

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Council outraged over Parking Meters fiasco; wants explanation from Mayor

As concerns continue to mount over an impending contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and two companies for the installation of Parking Meters in Georgetown; Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene may have additional questions to answer. Greene , Town Clerk Royston King and Councillors Oscar Clarke and Junior Garette are currently in Mexico on a trip related to the installation ...

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US-bound cocaine-in-fish accused remanded

Two persons were Monday arraigned for allegedly attempting to traffick more than nine kilogrammes of cocaine in frozen fish to the United States (US). Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan refused bail to 27-year old Safoor Ali of 11 La Jalousie and 22-year old Lazeean Imrazie of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara. They were remanded to prison until July 7, 2016. ...

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Dataram’s ex-wife, others charged with ganja trafficking

Shameeza Khan, the ex-wife of self-confessed drug-trafficker Barry Dataram, and four others were Monday afternoon charged after ranks allegedly discovered 170 pounds of marijuana in their possession during a raid last Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. Charged were Khan, 34, Andrea Purran, 40 Felicia Laundry and Balkhrison Ramdass, 54, all of whom reside on the West ...

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‘Unprecedented’ tug boat cocaine haul from Guyana worth up to £512m, UK Court told

Reproduced from STV News The amount of cocaine found hidden on board a Turkish tug boat was “unprecedented” and had a potential street value of £512 million or US$578 million, a police drugs expert said. Detective constable Jurgen Wahla, who is based in Aberdeen, was giving evidence at the trial of nine Turkish men accused of smuggling cocaine from Guyana in South ...

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