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Seaman on armed robbery charge

A seaman who allegedly robbed a man of a silver chain at knife-point was Thursday granted GUY$50,000 bail.Joseph Parris was granted his pre-trial liberty by City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan on the charge of armed robbery. He has to return to court on December 17. Police alleged that he robbed Ravi Rajkumar of the chain worth GUY$12,000 on November 13 ...

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Tarpaulin-wrapped body dumped

The body of an unidentified man, wrapped in tarpaulin, was found in South Ruimveldt Thursday morning. A Community Policeman stumbled on the body while on an early morning work shortly after 5 AM. Police were summoned to scene at Cane View. Observers believed that the man was killed elsewhere and his body dumped there. The Community Policeman said he was ...

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Brazilian killed in Mahdia; mastermind arrested

A Brazilian man was killed while working at a money transfer and gold trading and mining equipment store in Mahdia, sources said. Police identified the dead man as 46-year old Danderlei Kienen of Light Street, Georgetown. Investigators said an undisclosed quantity of cash and gold were stolen from the business enterprise at 111 Miles, Mahdia. The suspected mastermind was caught ...

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Ghana continues probe of cocaine aboard Guyanese ship

(GHANA WEB).-A Guyanese fishing vessel, MV ATTIYAH Georgetown, carrying more than 400 kilogrammes of a substance believed to be cocaine has been arrested by the Western Naval Command in territorial waters of Ghana. The stuff is said to have a street value of about $50 million. It had been concealed in the vessel which sailed from Guyana with five crew ...

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Govt rubbishes waste recycling MOU

The Guyana government has pulled a deal with a Canada-based Guyanese to set up a US$30 million waste recycling plant, buckling under revelations by the media. Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday told a news conference that Cabinet decided to scrap executing the Memorandum of Understanding with Natural Globe Inc. He said that move essential puts ...

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Public Servants to get 5% pay hike; negotiations in limbo

Public Servants are to be handed at least a five percent retroactive pay-hike for this year, amid renewed bickering between government and the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) over the absence of negotiations. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon said government would soon announce a wage and salary increase for public servants but it was unlikely to exceed the 2013 national ...

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Fire destroys Toshao Yvonne Pearson’s residence

The residence of Yvonne Pearson, Adviser to the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, was Wednesday afternoondestroyed by fire. Pearson, a former Chairman of the National Toshaos Council, was not at the Vryheid’s Lust North home when the blaze started. She said she lost all her belongings including important documents such as her birth and marriage certificates. Pearson said she did not ...

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Ghana intercepts ship from Guyana with cocaine

Ghana’s Western Naval Command on Tuesday arrested a foreign vessel carrying 21 bags of substances suspected to be cocaine, Ghanian news media reported on Tuesday. The vessel, “ATIYAH, George-Town”, according to a source, was travelling from Guyana arrested and was escorted by Ghana Naval Ship Yaa Asantewaa to the Sekondi Naval Base. The five men on board the ship together ...

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Record breaking year for rice production

The rice industry continues its outstanding performance, hitting an all time high this year, surpassing the fixed targets, as well as the 2012 figure by over 107,000 tonnes. Rice production for 2013 topped 529,384 tonnes exceeding the 422,057 tonnes produced in 2012, thereby increasing by 25.43 percent. According to figures provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, both crops for 2013 ...

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Guyana to open commercial representative office in Dubai

(EMIRATES 24/7).-Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry today pledged its support to the visiting Guyana President, Honorable Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar and his high-level delegation for setting up a Guinean commercial office representing the Caribbean region in Dubai. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, who received the Guyanese President at the Chamber premises, stated that this visit represents a turning ...

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