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Sickly Trinidad-born Canadian man charged with cocaine trafficking

A sickly Trinidad-born Canadian man who attempted to smuggle nine kilogrammes of cocaine to Canada was Wednesday arraigned and remanded to prison. 58-year old Edward Jones pleaded not guilty to being in possession of 9.545 kilogrammes of the narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. He was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday, January 6 with the cocaine ...

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No negotiation of US-funded democracy project under duress-Luncheon

Guyana on Wednesday signalled that it was open to re-negotiating the United States (US)-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project but vowed that it would not be doing so under while the project is still being implemented despite government’s approval. “We ain’t negotiating under duress. We are not discussing a project and its implementation whilst it’s being implemented,” Head of the ...

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Updated: One shot, three arrested for attempted robbery at Haslington

One suspected robber was shot and two others arrested Wednesday morning at Haslington, East Coast Demerara while attempting to rob a businessman outside his home, police said. Two of the men are from Haslington and the other is from Bee Hive, East Coast Demerara. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittakere said that about 5:15 AM, 63-year old Dularie Rajkumar of ...

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The EU donates €300,000 for emergency aid in the Caribbean after Christmas floods

Bridgetown, 7 January 2014 – In response to serious damage caused by a Low Level Trough System in the Eastern Caribbean region, the European Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) has released more than €300,000 to bring immediate relief to the population most affected by floods. “Damage in the Eastern Caribbean has been very significant, mainly because ...

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Household budget pales PPP’s claim of “very sufficient” public servants wages

Lawmakers of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday dodged questions about the quantitative purchasing power of the minimum salary being paid to public servants. Party General Secretary, Clement Rohee and Manzoor Nadir lauded government for increases in salaries and general improvement in the quality of life by Guyanese since 1992. “Today as a result of sustained increases in ...

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Soldier charged with stealing GDF pistol

A soldier was Tuesday arraigned for allegedly stealing a firearm from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and allegedly being in illegal possession of the same gun. Lance Corporal Devon Harris was charged with stealing one Fabrique Nationale (FN) pistol bearing serial number 75C61408 between December 4, 21013 and January 4 at Base Camp Stephenson. Harris,34, of Friendship, East Bank Demerara, ...

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Canada-bound man arrested for cocaine-in-false bottom suitcases

A Canada-bound man was early Tuesday morning arrested with a quantity of cocaine concealed in false bottoms of both of his suitcases, police said. Members of the police force’s narcotics branch at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport nabbed the passenger at about 1:45 PM after conducting a search on the passenger’s baggage. The man is assisting with the investigations. 

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Cocaine: Guyanese, Ghanian jailed for 35 years

An Accra High Court has sentenced two persons including a Ghanaian, to a total of 35 years imprisonment for their roles in importing cocaine into the country late last year. Miller Ronald O’Neil, a Guyanese and Captain of the Guyanese ship as well as Seth Grant, a Ghanaian, were convicted on their own plea and sentenced to 20 and 15 ...

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Fire destroys West Bank Demerara house

A wooden house at Goed Intent, West Bank Demerara was early Tuesday morning destroyed by fire, leaving a couple and their nine children homeless. The cause of the blaze at Murphy Dam/ Saw Pit Road was not immediately known. The damage is estimated at GUY$10 million. The homeless are Harry, his wife Shanti and their nine children- the eldest being ...

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Policeman shot during prisoner recapture dies

A policeman has died after he was shot during efforts to recapture a robbery suspect who had minutes earlier fled custody with the firearm of another rank while at the GPHC for medical treatment. The dead man has been identified as Detective Corporal Seburn Elias. Reports say the unarmed policeman was shot to the abdomen during a scuffle with the ...

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