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Caribbean Airlines staffer arrested for bag of cocaine at CJIA

A Caribbean Airlines staff member, who allegedly generated a tag for a bag that contained cocaine, was Tuesday afternoon arrested by agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU), sources said. The bag was previously said to have been untagged. However, new information has surfaced showing that the CAL check-in counter clerk had allegedly generated three baggage tags in the ...

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GGMC gets its way with anniversary observance

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Tuesday claimed victory in preventing the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) from postponing its 34th anniversary observance. Workers’ representative, John Applewhaite-Hercules confirmed that the event would go ahead as originally planned on July 31 at the Princess Hotel. “It’s approved. We got the approval of the ministry and the ...

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St.Kitts-Nevis halts citizenship sales to Iranians, Afghans

St. Kitts and Nevis has suspended Iranian and Afghanistan nationals from participating in the St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme, Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has announced. “I now advise of the Government’s decision to suspend with immediate effect, participation of all Iranian Nationals in our Federation’s Citizenship by Investment Programme. This is regardless of their countries of residence. ...

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Customs officers among four arrested for untagged coke bag at CJIA

Two Customs Officers are among four persons arrested for the discovery of a bag at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with more than 20 pounds of cocaine, officials said. Customs Officer Anthony Thomas surrendered to the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) in the company of his lawyer one day after a wanted bulletin was issued for him. The other Customs ...

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Law enforcers in Lethem implicated in “hot bikes”

A number of law enforcement officers in the southern Guyanese township of Lethem are being implicated in the smuggling of motorcycles from neighbouring Brazil. An official of the GRA did not immediately accept or return calls, although DemWaves was advised to call Thursday afternoon for a specific reaction. The official had days before said that six smuggled motorcycles haad been ...

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Region Nine Athletic Sports Club has new executive

The Region Nine Athletics Sports Club now has a new executive which hopes to promote elite athletes for national and international meets. The sports club was formed last year by its founder, Sugrim Singh, after visiting Rupununi last year and seeing the potential of athletes there. Rupununi elite athlete Samuel Caitan was one of the many athletes who gained sponsorship ...

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U.S. Embassy organizes Cross-Cultural Community Service Day in Linden

GEORGETOWN – The U.S Embassy’s Youth Action Network (YAN) teamed up with partners for a lively day of community service in Linden under the theme:  “Ready to Serve, Ready to Lead.”  The YAN members joined together with U.S. military cadets from the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP) and U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers.  A total of 76 volunteers completed ...

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Buxtonians to observe African emancipation

The Buxton First of August Movement (BFAM), in collaboration with the Toucan Multi-Purpose Club (TMC), marks the 175th anniversary of the abolition of Plantation Slavery in Guyana with a series of events over the next month. The theme for this year’s events is “Emancipation, Reconciliation and Equality.”   “While we celebrate the tremendous achievements of our ancestors who made Emancipation ...

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Murder accused found hanging in jail cell

A murder accused was Sunday night found hanging in his cell in the Georgetown Prison, police said. Authorities have not definitively said whether the inmate committed suicide or someone killed him. The dead man has been identified as 26-year old Brian Blunt. His body was found hanging in his cell at about 11:10 Sunday night. Blunt was accused of the ...

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