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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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Police question Jagdeo about “chase them out” call

Police Wednesday morning sought to question Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo about allegedly inciting supporters at a recent campaign rally to “chase” out the President and other ministers if they entered communities after March 21 when national elections, prompted by a no-confidence motion, were due to be held. However, Jagdeo declined to respond orally to questions by Former Deputy Crime Chief ...

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