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Upcoming general elections won’t be “cake-walk” – Harmon tells PNCR General Council

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon says the upcoming general elections would not be easy, even as his party leader expressed confidence in regaining power. “Mr. Harmon warned that these elections were not going to be a “cake-walk” and urged members to continue mobilizing and organising at the group, district and regional level to ensure ...

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PPP condemns gov’t for Abdul Kadir parliamentary motion

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has roasted government for passing a tribute motion in the National Assembly for former lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who was convicted by the United States (US) for terrorism-related charges and later died in a US prison. “The use of the National Assembly, Guyana’s highest decision-making body, to honor the People’s National Congress (PNC) former Member ...

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CJIA not legally bound to IATA on new security fee; airport failed to avoid travellers’ inconvenience

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Saturday said it has no legal obligation to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to provide information about the new airport security fee. The airport authority further laid the responsibility to end the long passenger delays squarely in the hands of IATA to put in place the pay codes. “Three months have passed ...

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Guyana Parliament hails late US terrorism convict, Abdul Kadir, for “dedicated service” as lawmaker

The National Assembly on Friday hailed the contributions of former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who died in a US prison where he had been serving life imprisonment for conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Junior Minister of Agriculture, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, in paying tribute, credited Kadir with providing “dedicated service” to the Parliament from April 17, 2001 ...

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Guyanese woman charged in federal sting with smuggling migrants from Bahamas to Miami

Reproduced from the Miami Herald BY JAY WEAVER In an unusual sting operation, a woman from Guyana has been arrested by federal authorities on charges of illegally bringing a boatload of undocumented foreigners from the Bahamas to Miami. Marcia Sunita Pestano, 44, was granted a $250,000 bond Friday as an alternative to detention before trial in Miami federal court. Her ...

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Cocaine-in-fire extinguisher bound for flight intercepted, 4 arrested – CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday it foiled a plan to smuggle cocaine in a fire extinguisher on an outgoing flight. “The suspected narcotic was unearthed concealed in a fire extinguisher believed to be destined for placement on an aircraft for an international destination at CJIA (Cheddi Jagan International Airport),” CANU said in a statement. The law enforcement agency ...

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Cabinet shakeup: Broomes, Yearwood reassigned from Natural Resources, Housing

Guyana’s President David Granger on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle in keeping with a High Court ruling that lawmakers with dual citizenship is unconstitutional. Simona Broomes has been removed from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, from the Ministry of Housing. Annette Ferguson is no longer Junior Minister of Public Infrastructure. She has been shifted to the Ministry ...

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