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Anti-piracy tracking devices for fishing vessels -MARAD

The Maritime Administration Department’s (MARAD) Director of Maritime Safety, Captain John Flores has issued a warning to would-be pirates. He said the regulatory agency would be implementing an Automatic Identification System (AIS) to track vessels plying Guyana’s waterways. According to Flores, in the event of a piracy attack, a distress signal will be sent to any of MARAD’s maritime safety ...

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Four fired in Lands and Surveys crackdown on corruption

Four employees of the Guyana Lands and Survey Commission (GLSC) were dismissed this year for corrupt practices, a senior official of that semi-autonomous state agency said Monday. GLSC Human Resources Manager, Shonda James-Williams says the employees were fired because they had privately collected monies and promised to issue lands to potential clients of the commission. “We had about three employees ...

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GTT offers GYD$5 million reward for information on vandals

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Friday offered a GYD$5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the vandalisation of its fibre optic cables on the Linden Highway recently. The illegal act resulted in widespread service disruptions, the company said. On November 30, GTT said it received numerous reports of loss of services ...

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Corentyne sisters charged with assaulting policewoman

Two women, who were seen on a Facebook video allegedly assaulting police and behaving disorderly at a police outpost, pleaded not guilty to several charges and were placed on a total of GYD$100,000 bail. Yasminie ‘Tina’ Ramsew was granted $30,000 bail for dangerous driving, and $10,000 bail each for assaulting a peace officer, and resisting a peace officer. New Amsterdam ...

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East Canje man caught allegedly fetching marijuana to Georgetown location

An East Canje, Berbice resident has been arrested in Georgetown with 46 kilogrammes of suspected marijuana in a car trunk. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says Jairam Lalman of 757 Fort Ordnance Housing Scheme was intercepted by anti-drug agents on Mandela Avenue behind the Botanical Gardens. CANU says the 35-year old man was transporting the suspected narcotic in the car ...

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Second prison officer held for alleged marijuana possession

A prison officer attached to the Lusignan Prison was found with a quantity of suspected marijuana when he was searched upon reporting for duty. Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels says the alleged marijuana was hidden in the officer’s underwear. The police have since been called in to investigate the matter. This is the second officer, within three days, caught with ...

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BREAKING: Firebomb attack on Transport and Harbours headquarters

There was a firebomb attack on the headquarters of the Transport and Harbours Department on Battery Road in Kingston, Georgetown, early Friday morning, sources said. There was only minor damage to a window and areas of a wall and floor. Firefighters reportedly responded promptly to a call at about 1 a.m. and extinguished the fire at the decades-old wooden colonial ...

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Fighting Richard Ishmael students apologise to each other

Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry on Thursday met with the entire student population of Richard Ishmael Secondary School along with the teachers in connection with a recent beating of a schoolgirl by a schoolboy at that school. “In addition, the students that were involved in the fight met with the Minister of Education were made to apologize to each ...

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None of the 420 killings is a cold case -Guyana Police Force

The Guyana Police Force says none of the more than 420 killings between 2002 and 2006 has been declared a cold case. “Investigations into the deaths of those persons during that period of our history have never been closed and (the Guyana Police Force) is consequently urging anyone who may be in possession of any information into the incidents to ...

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