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Suriname shuts down Digicel’s microwave data link with Guyana, causing mobile data service blackout

The Suriname government has shut down what it deems to have been an illegal microwave link that supplied data from Digicel (Suriname) to Digicel (Guyana), causing  a massive interruption of data services on Digicel’s Guyana network over the last few days. The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company had threatened legal action against Surinamese authorities, forcing them to move in and shut ...

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Guyanese ‘Rose’ wanted for Canada’s cocaine-in-bauxite ship bust

An East Coast Demerara woman, who also owns a bar, is wanted by Guyanese authorities in connection with the discovery of 81 kilogrammes of cocaine in a bauxite-laden ship in Canada last month, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday night. She has been identified as Rosemary ‘Rose’ Singh of 123 Ramsingh Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara and 153 South ...

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Three held for cocaine, guns, cash

Three men were up to late Thursday night in custody in connection with their alleged possession of 5.8 kilogrammes of cocaine, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents said. Those arrested Wednesday on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of Kitty Seawall between Pere Street and Queen Street dead ends. Those in custody are Aundre Singh of 779 Section B Block ...

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Woman arrested, her child’s father wanted in connection with marijuana sent by plane to coastland

Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents are searching for a dredge and shop owner at Arakaka, North West District who they believed sent 2.2 kilogrammes of marijuana by a domestic carrier to his child’s mother on the coast-land. She was arrested at the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ Airport when she turned up to collect the box of items Wednesday morning, CANU ...

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Jagdeo rejects Granger’s call for end to criticisms

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday rejected calls by President David Granger that he should cease his criticisms and give him an opportunity to govern the country. “It is what he has done about those issues that are affecting the nation and if he has done nothing aboit them although they are affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of ...

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Guyanese oil sector companies lining up to acquire international standards certification

ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) on Wednesday announced that several other Guyanese companies in the oil and gas sector have begun taking steps to achieve internationally recognised quality management and assurance standards. The announcement was made at the unveiling of International Standards Organisation (ISO9001:2015) standard for Guysons Engineering, the first Guyanese company to have acquired such a standard ...

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Convicted prison orderly, prison officers implicated in marijuana hauls at Timehri, New Amsterdam Prisons

A prison orderly, who is serving a jail term for buggery and rape, and two prison officers at the Timehri and New Amsterdam Prisons have been implicated in the smuggling of marijuana into those penitentiaries. At the Timehri Prison, a prison officer was Wednesday morning arrested after a prison orderly, who is serving a 20-year sentence for buggery and rape, ...

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GRA seizes 17,000 gallons of smuggled diesel aboard fishing vessel converted to transport fuel

Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seized 80,000 litres (17,597 gallons) of diesel aboard a fishing vessel that was converted to  ship fuel, the agency said. “The officers conducted a rummage of the vessel and it was discovered that even though the intended use of the vessel was listed as “fishing purposes”, the ...

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‘Operation Crackdown’ on bad mining practices that are causing deadly pit cave-ins

The Guyana government has begun what could turn out to be  a major crackdown on mining practices that have been causing mining pits to cave in and killing miners, the Ministry of Natural Resources indicated. The Ministry of  Natural Resources Ministry said its Compliance Division’s Corp of Wardens, and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission have been tasked to “address problems ...

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South Rupununi roads upgraded

Residents of South Rupununi can now travel with ease in and out of their communities following the repairs of several roads in various communities, government reported Tuesday. The relief came within three weeks following diligent work by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to repair access roads and bridges to facilitate the collaborative drilling of wells in South Rupununi, by the ...

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