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Guyana gov’t “regrets” US interpretation of tribute resolution for Abdul Kadir

The Guyana government on Monday said it regretted the United States’ (US) condemnation of the National Assembly’s passage of a resolution in tribute to former lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who died last year in an American prison where he had been serving life imprisonment for terrorism charges. “The Government of Guyana regrets the interpretation given to the motion passed in the ...

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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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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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Roger Khan wants early release from US prison based on “good-conduct credit”

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan wants to be released earlier than July on the grounds that he racked up good credits under a recent Trump-approved law, but the Federal Correctional Institution on Tuesday asked the court to reject his petition, according to court documents filed in a Florida Court. Khan is banking his chances on US President Donald ...

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Two arrested for shooting death of driver-mechanic

Police on Wednesday said they arrested two suspects in connection with the gunning down of  a driver-mechanic at Kuribrong Trail, Potaro River, on Easter Monday. “Two suspects are in custody assisting with the investigation. The autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday),” police said. A gold miner, Elon Thomas, who the assailants believed had witnessed the shooting incident, fled from his ...

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Miner held for allegedly raping girl

A 27-year old miner has been arrested for allegedly raping a child under 16 years old. The miner of Potaro River was also detained in connection with alleged illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Investigators said a “search of his person revealed an unlicensed pistol with six live rounds.” The suspect, who was arrested at Garraway Stream, Potaro River, ...

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