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BREAKING: Guyanese Derrick Patterson pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking in Grenada; fined US$27,000

Forty-seven year old Guyanese, Derrick Patterson Thursday afternoon pleaded guilty in a Grenada court to cocaine trafficking. Appearing before Magistrate Tamera Gill, the Evaluation Supervisor admitted that he was in possession 2.325 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of 232,500 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$86,000 / GY$17,983,000). He was fined $75,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars (approximately US$27,752 / GY$5,789,000) forthwith or ...

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Guyanese man fined for cocaine-in-wheelchair in Grenada

The 71-year old Guyanese man, who was caught with cocaine in Grenada, was Thursday fined. Magistrate Tamera Gill fined Haniff Bacchus 50,000 Eastern Caribbean dollars to be paid immediately. If he fails to do so, he would have to serve three years imprisonment. The magistrate took into consideration Bacchus’ age, medical condition and the fact that he pleaded guilty and ...

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Second suspect arrested for killing of Canadian mining company official

Guyanese police now have two suspects in custody in connection with the gruesome killing of a senior official of the Canadian-owned Guyana Goldfields/Aurora Gold Mines, police sources said. Dead is 42-year old Neil Whyte, a Supply Chain Manager at the Guyana Goldfields Inc. and of Suite 1608-141 Adelaide Street, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was found naked with several stab ...

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PNCR commits to “non-interference in the independent media”, wants State- private media partnership to deliver “public information”

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) on Wednesday categorically stated that “there is no good reason” for State interference in the work of the privately-owned independent media. “The PNCR is committed also to non-interference in the independent media. Independent media act as watchdogs of the Government. They promote transparency by ensuring that information is provided to the public on the ...

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City Hall restoration will cost more than GY$400 million

More than GY$400 million are now needed to restore the dilapidated Georgetown City Hall that has been poorly maintained for several years, even as a European Union (EU)-funded restoration plan nears completion, officials said Wednesday. After the opening of a one-day consultation on a ‘Comprehensive Restoration Plan and Sustainable Conservation Management Plan for City Hall,” Town Clerk Royston King told ...

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AFC demands amendment to law for no jail for small quantities of marijuana, amid APNU’s reluctance

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday- expressing its “outrage and deep concern” at this week’s sentencing of a man to three years for being in possession of less than one ounce of marijuana- intends to intensify its campaign to remove imprisonment as a form of punishment for the crime. “The party renews its call to all legislators to move ...

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Troy Doris shows off Commonwealth Gold Medal in Guyana…”I don’t think this will be my last medal”

Guyana’s triple jump Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medalist, Troy Doris on Tuesday reiterated that he has his eyes set on the Olympic Gold medal, moments after receiving an engraved plaque in his honour from City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green. Several City Councillors across the political divide as well as City administration staff turned out to get a glimpse of Doris who ...

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Guyana prepares to assist Cuba in probe of deadly aircrash

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is preparing to assist Cuba with any information about the crashed Boeing 737-200 jet that was banned by Guyanese authorities more than one year ago, officials said. GCAA’s Acting Director General, Saheed Sulaman told Demerara Waves Online News that the regulatory agency was already in contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate ...

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Granger’s concerns about “sections of the media” raise red flags

David Granger, Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)- the biggest party in the governing coalition- has raised concerns about sections of the media, triggering a warning of a government crackdown on media that report critically of the now three-year old administration. The Editors-in-Chief of the privately-owned Stabroek News and Kaieteur News newspapers have also expressed some concern about ...

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Updated: Police Commissioner orders “thorough investigation” into how vehicle ran off road, toppled in yard

Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Tuesday ordered a “thorough investigation” into how a patrol vehicle ran off the road and ended up in a yard, although preliminary information indicates that the driver “swerved to avoid hitting a cow. The Guyana Police Force confirmed that the Foton Tunland pickup, PWW 5411, is one of those recently acquired from China through grant ...

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