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GRA seizes 17,000 gallons of smuggled diesel aboard fishing vessel converted to transport fuel

Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seized 80,000 litres (17,597 gallons) of diesel aboard a fishing vessel that was converted to  ship fuel, the agency said. “The officers conducted a rummage of the vessel and it was discovered that even though the intended use of the vessel was listed as “fishing purposes”, the ...

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‘Operation Crackdown’ on bad mining practices that are causing deadly pit cave-ins

The Guyana government has begun what could turn out to be  a major crackdown on mining practices that have been causing mining pits to cave in and killing miners, the Ministry of Natural Resources indicated. The Ministry of  Natural Resources Ministry said its Compliance Division’s Corp of Wardens, and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission have been tasked to “address problems ...

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South Rupununi roads upgraded

Residents of South Rupununi can now travel with ease in and out of their communities following the repairs of several roads in various communities, government reported Tuesday. The relief came within three weeks following diligent work by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to repair access roads and bridges to facilitate the collaborative drilling of wells in South Rupununi, by the ...

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Guyanese woman pleads guilty to illegally re-entering U.S.

Reproduced from The Daily Gazette SCHENECTADY — A Guyanese woman who was deported from the United States nearly 20 years ago pleaded guilty Monday to illegally re-entering the country. Indrawattie Sookram, 40, admitted she re-entered the U.S. in 2000 after having been deported from the country in September 1999, according to a news release. The announcement was made by Grant ...

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CreditInfo warns of risk of ‘taking out’ hire purchase items for other persons who do not pay up

Guyana’s lone credit bureau, CreditInfo, is warning of the risk of buying products on hire purchase for other persons because their failure to pay their installments can determine the terms on which banks and other lenders might you money or give you credit. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CreditInfo Guyana, Judy Semple-Joseph told a recent forum organised in Buxton by the International Decade ...

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Guyana nears decision on new fuel supplier following closure of Trinidad’s refinery

The Guyana government is wrapping up its search for a new source of fuel supplies, following the closure of Trinidad and Tobago’s state oil refinery, Petrotrin, official said. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson told Demerara Waves Online News that Petrotrin has agreed to supply Guyana until the end of October, 2018 by which time government must find another source for ...

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“A lot of time wasted” on preparing criminal case files, British Adviser to SOCU says at money laundering investigation and asset recovery course

The Adviser to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr. Sam Sittlington on Tuesday lamented that a lot of time was being wasted in shuttling files between investigators and legal advisers before charges are laid and some cases are still being lost in the courts. “There is a lot of time wasted and we don’t need that,” ...

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Drilling of water wells to bring unprecedented relief to Region Nine residents

The drilling of eight wells, in eight villages in the South Rupununi, Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) by the Brazilian Army under its 6th Battalion Engineering Corps, has the potential to bring unprecedented relief to the residents of the Region, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Monday. Minister Harmon was at the time delivering the feature address at a simple welcome ...

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Mexico shares oil industry safety expertise with Guyana

Mexico’s Agency for Safety, Energy and the Environment (ASEA) is sharing its industrial and safety and environmental regulations of the oil and gas industry based on its Risk Management Model, officials said. Officials of ASEA, the main regulator of the Mexican oil industry, are facilitating a two and a half-day workshop on regulation of the oil and gas sector. ASEA’s Executive Director, ...

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Three entities claim ownership of City wharf leased to Paul Sandy’s shipping company

Amid claims that Town Clerk, Royston King allegedly leased a Lombard Street wharf that supposedly does not belong to the City Council, new information surfaced on Monday that two other entities are laying claim to the property. Paul Sandy, the lone Director and Secretary of Quick Shipping Inc; testified before a Local Government Commission-organised Commission of Inquiry that he paid ...

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