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New York-bound woman caught with cocaine

A Guyanese woman was arrested with 5.7 pounds of cocaine on Saturday shortly before she was about to board a New York-bound flight. The cocaine was concealed in a suitcase that the 32-year old woman was carrying. Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents escorted the woman from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to the drug agency’s headquarters. There, all the cocaine ...

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Yesu Persaud retires as DDL Chairman

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Saturday announced the retirement of long standing Chairman, Dr. Yesu Persaud, A.A., CCH. Dr. Yesu Persaud, 85, has served at DDL for over 48 years. Under the leadership of Yesu Persaud, DDL grew from being only a manufacturer and exporter of bulk rum to building a global brand, El Dorado Rums, and achieving and maintaining ...

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Fmr. GDF Officer gunned down

A former Second Lieutenant of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was gunned down early Saturday morning outside a popular night club. He has been identified as 23-year old Denzil Mingo of Third Street, Alberttown, Georgetown. The shooting occurred about  4 AM in front of the Edge Night Club, Main Street, Georgetown.  At the time of the attack, Mingo was preparing ...

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Kaituma gold heist mastermind refused bail

A man who allegedly hatched a plan to steal a quantity of cash and almost GUY100 million in raw gold by putting sleeping pills in his co-workers’ porridge was Friday arraigned for the theft. 29-year old Neville Chandrawattie was not required to plea to the indictable offence of allegedly stealing 96 ounces of raw gold and cash totalling GUY$93 million ...

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Guyana gets $5,000 bill

The Bank of Guyana (BOG) on Friday (15.11.13) launched its new denomination of the $5000 note. The circulation of same is scheduled to begin on December 9 2013. Speaking at the launch, Deputy Governor Gobin Ganga stated that the time between the launch and the issue will be used to familiarize the public with the security features for the note. ...

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GPHC boss sent on leave

The Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Michael Khan has been ordered to go on annual leave. When contacted, Khan would only confirm that he received a letter from the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nirmal Rekha sending him on vacation with immediate effect. He said no reasons were provided for doing so. Rekha is ...

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South Central hotel owner strangled to death

The owner of South Central Hotel was strangled to death, according to an autopsy performed on Friday. The body of 59-year old Joseph Alexander Jagdeo was found Thursday under a bed in one of the hotel’s rooms by an employee. Police said Government Pathologist Dr. Nehaul Singh found that Jagdeo died as a result of asphyxia due to manual strangulation. ...

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Drainage plan shapes up as heavy rainfall looms

Guyana is gearing up to beat back expected flooding that may accompany expected heavy rains during the Christmas season. “I would want to think that should we have above normal rainfall in the upcoming rainy season that we should be a very good position to response to any threat of flooding,” Agriculture Minister Dr Leslie Ramsammy was quoted as saying ...

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Digicel hands over new Mahaica Children’s Home

The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security on Thursday received the new, elegantly designed Mahaica Children’s Home from telecommunications company, Digicel Guyana. The building was also commissioned by Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Jennifer Webster and Digicel’s Marketing Director, Jacqueline James, who pioneered this project. The reconstruction of the building is an effort to change the lives ...

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Shot Jamaican businessman dies

A businessman, who was shot earlier this week on Orange Walk, succumbed Thursday night at a city hospital, according to sources.He is Jamaican Patrick Forbes of Lance Gibbs Street, Queenstown.The 36-year old man was shot about 1 AM Wednesday while he was with a group of persons when shots were discharged in their direction. The trader and boutique owner was ...

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