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Beautician, taxi driver charged with cocaine trafficking

A beautician and taxi driver, who were intercepted on their way to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Monday refused bail and remanded to jail. Appearing before City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan were 26-year old Chrishell Browne of 32 Lamaha Park, Georgetown and 33-year Andre Shawn Pilgrim of 83 Lamaha Street pleaded not ...

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Woman charged with murder of ex husband

A woman, who allegedly paid a man to kill her ex husband, was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. She is 46-year old Beverley Persaud of 56 Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, the woman appeared calm. She was remanded to prison until October 3, 2015. She is accused of the murder ...

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“There should be no discretion in imposing sentences” for illegal gun possession- PM Nagamootoo to magistrates

Though disappointed that no assault rifle is among the 13 illegal weapons that have been turned in so far, authorities are patting themselves on the back of taking off the few deadly weapons and ammunition off the streets so far. “Each one of these could represent the loss of a life. The fact that they have been surrendered to the ...

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JetBlue airlines, Guyana in talks

Miramar, Florida, September 14- The US airline Jet Blue has initiated discussions with the new Government of Guyana about its interest in introducing service from America to Guyana. The initial talks were held last Thursday here on the sidelines of the Florida Conference on Current Caribbean Issues: The Diaspora Discussion at which both Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign ...

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Muslim community demands in-depth probe into “attempted murder” of Fazil Azeez

A section of the Muslim community is calling for a thorough probe into the attempted murder of former Broadcaster and Magistrate, Fazil Azeez who remains bed-ridden. The call was issued in the presence of President David Granger at recent special function hosted by the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) and the Guyana United Sad’r Islamic Anjuman where the National Islamic ...

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BREAKING: Body of woman missing at Kaieteur Falls found

Authorities on Sunday confirmed that the body sighted at the bottom of Kaieteur Falls is that of Gyaneshwarie Sivanand, according to a well-placed source. A senior official said police and soldiers were expected to retrieve the body later Sunday. Routinely, an autopsy would be performed on the remains. “Police and army are going in and the park is being closed temporarily ...

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Beautician held with coke-in-milk while heading to CJI Airport

A self-employed beautician, who was heading to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,  was arrested Friday evening allegedly with 13 kilogrammes of  cocaine on powdered milk, a senior anti-narcotics agent said. The agent said a taxi was intercepted in the Soesdyke-Timehri area said when the driver and the woman were taken to Georgetown and a further search was carried out, cocaine ...

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Missing woman: Team prepares to examine sighting at Kaieteur Falls bottom

Authorities are Sunday expected to probe an object that was spotted at the Kaieteur National Park where the downgraded search for the missing woman continues. The usually reliable source stressed that there was no immediate confirmation, and that would be done Sunday, September 13, 2015. The source would only say “what appears to be a body” has been spotted “in an area ...

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Fire leaves several Kitty residents homeless

Fire Saturday night destroyed a two-flat wooden house on William Street, Kitty, Georgetown, leaving 10 persons homeless. One of the occupants, Ronell Griffith, told Demerara Waves Online News that he was relaxing with his children upstairs when he saw smoke going through the floor ofd the house located at 79 William Street, between Alexander and Pere Streets. Griffith said he ...

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Deadly mining pit accidents: Inquiry unearths negligence, poor regulatory oversight, bad pit construction, no insurance for miners

An inquiry has found that deadly mining pit collapses have been due to negligence in digging pits and that regulatory agencies like the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission are too weak to uncover breaches in technical and Occupational Safety and Health laws. “The principal causes of the pit failure accidents were a result of a neglect of safe mining practices. ...

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