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Police Legal adviser cites major gaps in evidence on Granger assassination plot probe

Police Legal Adviser, Retired Justice of Appeal Claudette Singh said the uncertainty about the date of the occurrence of the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger, only the presence of the accused and the accuser, and the fact that the report was made 21 months ago posed challenges to arriving at conclusive advice. Singh, who was grilled by Attorneys-at-Law, ...

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Illegal aircraft bears valid Brazil registration, operated by Brazilian company

The Beechcraft Kingair aircraft has been confirmed as having authentic Brazilian registration and is operated by a company believed to be involved in the gold industry. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Colonel Egbert Field said information, including the registration number-PR IMG-obtained from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority matches those on the plane. The Brazilian Authority said ...

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Bandits rob city cafe’s customers, staff

Bandits Tuesday morning apparently traced two men from a city bank to a cafe where they assaulted and robbed them of an estimated GYD$1 million, sources said. The incident occurred at Coffee Bean Cafe, Church Street, Georgetown. The two customers-a Guyanese and a Malaysian-were gun butted before the driver of the vehicle surrendered the keys. A source said the bandits ...

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Alleged teen wife killer arraigned

The man, who allegedly knifed his teenage common-law wife to death and fled to neighbouring Surinameay, was Tuesday arraigned for her murder. Thirty-year old Ryan Singh was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sister’s Village Court. He is accused of the murder of 16-year old Parbattie ...

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Brazilian aircraft found in Guyana possibly owned by Brazil’s third largest bank

The Brazilian-registered Beechcraft Kingair plane found in southern Guyana is bearing the registration number of a plane belonging to Brazil’s third largest bank, Banco Bradesco, sources said. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said he has received such information and would be factoring that into efforts to ascertain the origin of the plane. “I ...

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Guyana mulls expanding airspace coverage following another illegal aircraft, airstrip discovery

Guyana plans to expand its airspace coverage in the wake of the latest discovery of an illegal airstrip and an illegally-landed plane bearing a Brazilian registration number. “The Government is extremely concerned.  We are concerned that that these aircraft are utilising our large gaps in the security coverage in the hinterland areas, but we are looking carefully to see how ...

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Lethem road repaired; hinterland road maintenance programme planned

Vehicular traffic to and from Lethem resumed on Friday following the completion of emergency works on the Hunt Oil stretch of road that was washed away for several weeks, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure said Monday. Prior to the repairs, all filling stations in the southern Guyanese town had run out of gasoline because tankers had been unable to cross ...

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Foreign aircraft found on illegal airstrip in Rupununi

The Guyana Police Force on Monday said a foreign aircraft has been discovered on an illegal aircraft in North Rupununi. The foreign aircraft’s discovery followed the location of an illegal airstrip by Guyana Defence Force soldiers in the same area. Following is the full text of the Guyana Police Force statement. As a result of an exercise of due vigilance ...

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GTT, GPL, GWI refund consumers millions of dollars- PUC

Three major utility companies have for the year so far racked up almost 400 customer complaints and has had to refund a total of GYD$30 million to customers, according to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). PUC Complaints Manager, Destra Bourne said Guyana Telephone and Telegraph has has had to refund GYD$635,000; Guyana Power and Light more than GYD$30 million and ...

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Legal action begins against owners of large acreages of land- CH&PA boss

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has begun legal action against owners of large swathes of land that have done nothing with those properties, Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Lelon Saul said Monday. “The terms and conditions of the agreement of sale- the company that was involved in the agreement with CH&PA has not lived up to the ...

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