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Former Health Minister Blackman arrested in New York for alleged illegal prescription of narcotic painkiller

United States Federal authorities arrested a former Minister of Health of Guyana, Noel Blackman who they suspect illegally prescribed vast amounts of oxycodone — 365,000 pills in 2015 — in a drug-dealing enterprise spanning three states. Blackman was recently appointed to chair the Board of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). The New York Newsday reported that Federal authorities arrested the ...

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Two charged with arson-murder of teenage sisters, dad

Two men were Monday arraigned for the murder of a father and his teenage daughters by burning a building at the corner of Robb and King Streets more than one year ago. They are businessman, 72-year old Ganga Krishna of 11 North Road, Bourda and his employee 24-year old Avishkar Kissoon of 1 Sheriff Street, Georgetown. They were not required to ...

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‘No ink’ delays Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report

The presentation of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report to President David Granger on Monday hit a snag because the ink being used to print the document has finished. “Commissioner of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry,Sir Richard Cheltenham did not submit the COI Report to President David Granger, as was scheduled to happen today. Sir Cheltenham reported that ...

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GAWU dumps Guysuco’s farming plan for Wales; claims workers being sent home

Even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation begins shedding staff from Wales Estate ahead of its planned closure later this year, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Monday dismissed plans to provide lands to workers for farming. Reacting to the announcement by Chairman of Guysuco’s Board, Professor Clive Thomas in the privately-owned Stabroek News newspaper at the weekend, GAWU ...

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CANU to seek arrest warrant for ex agent

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Monday threatened to obtain an arrest warrant for one of its anti-drug agents if he does not attend court in an ongoing drug case. CANU said Darren Sears of 128 Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara or somewhere else in the Country  must attend Court 5 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on February 26, 2016 to ...

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Cuba approves Guyana’s Ambassador

A number of diplomatic appointments have been made in recent weeks, even as government awaits final approval for appointments at key Western capitals before making an official announcement. Demerara Waves Online News was told that Cuba has already granted approval (agrément) for Halim Majeed to be appointed Guyana’s Ambassador to that Caribbean island. Majeed, a former political adviser to late President Forbes ...

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Auto dealers call for review of tax structure

Guyanese auto dealers Monday called on government reconsider the import restriction on vehicles four years and older, saying that the tax structure on new vehicles would end up making it more expensive to acquire a car. “We the auto dealers of Guyana respectfully ask that the tax structure be reconsidered so that the perfect balance can be found between revenue ...

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Chinese restaurant owner shot dead in failed robbery bid

A Chinese restaurateur at Number 56 Village, Corentyne was Sunday night shot and killed by one of two customers in their failed bid to rob the business place, according to sources. The incident occurred at about 8 O’clock Sunday night at the Sue Chinese restaurant which is located on the Number 56 Public Road near the village’s primary school. Sources ...

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City Council lowers maintenance fee for minibus parks

Under intense pressure from minibus operators at parks around Guyana’s capital City, the Town Clerk, Royston King announced Sunday that a maintenance fee would be reduced from GYD$200 per trip to GYD$200 per day beginning Monday. “Who don’t want to pay will not be allowed to use the park,” he said. He said the pilot fee deal would run for one ...

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Rescue plans for Wales floated

Rescue plans for Wales Sugar Estate have been floated, even as calls have intensified for government to commission a socio-economic study of the impact of closing that West Bank Demerara operation of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). Speaking at a panel discussion Friday night on the topic “”The Closure of Wales Estate: Are there alternatives?”, former Guysuco Chairman, Vic ...

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December 2023