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Barbados charges Guyanese boat crew for drugs, gun find

BARBADOS NATION.- FOUR GUYANESE CREWMEN have been charged by Barbados police following a joint operation last week which netted drugs and a submarine pistol. Police have charged Tito Talo Moore, 26, of Lindon Highway, Kururu; Carlton Andre Lacaille, 43, of Caneville Grove, Eastbank, Demerara; Burkeley Levert Crawford, 24, of Mount Sinai, New Amsterdam, Berbice; and 30-year-old Yagpaul Bhisundial of Edinburgh ...

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Region Five honours educators, top performers

Teaching is considered one of the noblest occupations the world over due to the role teachers plays in the creation of a country’s manpower. In recognition of the efforts made by educators, the Regional Administration of Region Five under the theme “Promoting Excellence” recognised those who have served the region for 30 years and over. Some of the teachers have ...

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Shed partisan politics for anti-money laundering laws- Finance Minister

Minister of Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh on Saturday called on the Opposition to place the integrity of Guyana’s financial system above partisan politics by ensuring the passage of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill.   The Guyana government, he said, has made exhaustive efforts to involve and accommodate the Opposition via a number attempts to ...

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Republic Bank opens multi-million dollar branch in Lethem

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited on Saturday commissioned a GUY$185 million branch in Lethem near the border with Brazil, a move a top banking official hoped would tap into booming business there. “The opening of this branch in Region Nine, clearly demonstrates Republic Bank’s continuing commitment as a partner in the economic and financial development of all corners of Guyana,” said ...

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Updated: APNU to contest local govt elections; parties to campaign separately- Granger

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger on Sunday said the opposition coalition would be contesting the Local Government Election as one grouping. He disputed an earlier Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com) report that the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) of which is leader would be going into the election alone. “We are contesting as a partnership,” ...

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Truck crushes man to death

A man was crushed to death by a truck Saturday afternoon on the Rupert Craig Highway, Kitty, Georgetown. He has been identified as Stanley Roach. Neither his age nor his address was immediately available. His body was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour for an autopsy expected to be conducted later this week. Eyewitnesses said the man’s head was crushed. ...

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GYSM “shell” must be revived- PNCR Executive member

The youth arm of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) is now a “shell” of its former self and much need to be done to educate and organise members to be a force to be reckoned with again, a senior party official said Saturday. Addressing about 40 youths at an East Convention of the Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM) ...

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Teknik Perdana leaves Venezuela

A seismic research vessel that was working in a Guyanese offshore concession when it was arrested one week ago by the Venezuelan Navy departed that country Friday evening. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the R/V Teknik Perdana sailed this evening from Venezuela,” the ministry said in a statement. Its Ukrainian captain is expected to return to ...

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Skills boost for Guyanese youth entrepreneurs

A number of Guyanese youth interested in starting their own businesses will soon be benefitting from entrepreneurial workshops and seminars hosted through the regional Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO), according to the Caricom Secretariat. The programme will start with a training of trainers workshop Monday October 21- Thursday October 24. The four day youth-focused seminar, which will be ...

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Suspected bandit killed, guns recovered

A suspected bandit was Friday afternoon shot and killed when he allegedly opened fire on police who had gone to probe a break-in at a Mahaicony home. Police were up to Thursday night hunting the suspect’s accomplice who escaped into the backlands of the East Coast Demerara village. Another male suspect was arrested while attempting to board a minibus. One ...

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