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Policeman arrested allegedly with marijuana

A policeman was Friday arrested after he was allegedly caught with 21 kilogrammes of marijuana in the car he was driving, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said tge arrest was the result of “intensified collaborative intelligence” between anti-narcotics police and the East Coast Demerara division of the police force. He is stationed at Force Headquarters for ...

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Venezuelan plane registration documents authentic- Civil Aviation Chief

The registration documents for the Venezuelan plane, which landed with six nationals of the Spanish-speaking South American nation, have been confirmed as authentic, authorities said Friday. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that the documents exchanged with the Venezuelan Civil Aviation Authority proved that information provided by the pilots ...

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Bank of Guyana gets stronger legal teeth to deal with weak, failing financial institutions

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has dismissed opposition claims that the strengthening of a raft of Guyana’s financial institutions laws is in exchange for a US$35 million soft loan from the World Bank. “We don’t have to pass these Bills today to get thirty-five million. We already get it. It’s already been approved. We don’t have to pass these Bills today ...

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Updated: Interior road improvements expected in two weeks; major overhaul in road repair plan from next year

Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson said interior road users could expect some improvements in two weeks and a plan has been crafted to avoid a recurrence next year. He acknowledged that part of the problem appeared to have been the award of contracts “a bit late” by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. Sources ...

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Construction of Linden-Lethem road to begin this year

Preparatory work continues apace for start of construction of the Linden-Lethem road which will link Guyana with neighbouring Brazil later this year, officials said. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said the status of the decades-long promised bridge was discussed with Brazil’s Minister of External Relations, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira’s one-day visit to Guyana on Thursday. Greenidge said technical teams from both countries ...

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Security Association knocks Crime Chief over comments on Simona Brooms- guards altercation

The Guyana Association of Private Security Organisations (GAPSO) on Thursday slammed the Guyana’s Police Force’s Head of Criminal Investigations, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams’ criticism of how the security guards’ dealt with Junior Minister, Simona Broomes at a restaurant parking lot. Referring to a July 12, 2018 article in the State-owned and government-controlled Guyana Chronicle newspaper, GAPSO said Williams’ expectation that ...

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Broomes refuses to speak on parking lot fracas; “We didn’t come into government for issues like this. We came into make changes”- Volda Lawrence

Even as Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes refused to say whether she would apologise to two security guards with whom she had a now almost one week old fracas, Vice Chairperson of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence said she was taken aback by one of the personnel’s account of the incident. While Broomes was on ...

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American Chamber of Commerce comes to Guyana

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), which is affiliated to the United States Chamber of Commerce,  is preparing to establish an affiliate in Guyana to attract and represent American business interests, American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway said Wednesday night. He said AMCHAM Guyana is expected to set up shop by August, 2018. “The first ever official American Chamber of ...

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