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Transparency body weighs in on acting appointments in judiciary

Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI) is questioning the independence of top officials of the judiciary who have been acting for several years now. TIGI Director Dr. Arif Bulkan said it most disturbingly a “significant deficiency” that since 2005 Guyana’s Chancellor and Chief Justice have been acting. “By no stretch of the imagination can we have or can we expect ...

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Motorcyclist in critical condition

Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were Sunday battling to save the life of an 18-year old motorcyclist who slammed into a utility pole. He is Akeem Ali of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Ali sustained serious head injuries and broken legs. A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan was due to be performed to determine the extent of the head injuries. ...

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Suspected robber injured in shootout with policeman

A man who allegedly attempted to rob a couple was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a plain clothes policeman. He has been identified as 20-year old Jamal Cromwell of Tucville, Georgetown. Cromwell was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he turned up there four hours after the shootout with a gunshot injury. “At about 2030h ...

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US convicts two Guyanese for multi-million dollar marijuana haul

Two Guyanese nationals have been found guilty in the United States of for a US$14 million marijuana haul in the Caribbean Sea in September. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) states that Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent In Charge (SAC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Miami Field Division, and A. Lee Bentley, III, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle ...

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Soldiers in Rose Hall Town on training

Soldiers are deployed in Rose Hall Town, Corentyne but this is not an anti-crime operation, Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Saturday. A number of persons passing through the municipality on Saturday were a bit uneasy by the heavy presence of soldiers. However, Phillips said the soldiers were on an Internal Security Training Exercise in Rose Hall for the ...

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Donor nations must probe deeper for corruption- Caribbean professor

Professor of Governance and Politics at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Trevor Munroe wants donor countries and agencies to dig deeper to ensure that their taxpayers’ cash is not ending up in the pockets of corrupt politicians. Munroe, who is also Executive Director of National Integrity Action of Jamaica (NIAJ), also called on Transparency International (TI) to adjust ...

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Credit/debit card, money transfers among transactions to be affected by CFATF advisory

Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh on Saturday outlined a number of setbacks that Guyanese will face as a result of an advisory by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). The advisory was issued at the regional financial crimes watchdog’s plenary held earlier this week in The Bahamas. CFATF members were told to take the necessary measures to insulate themselves from ...

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CONVIASA begins flying to Guyana next month; to increase Caribbean destinations

Venezuela’s state-owned airline, CONVIASA, will next month begin flights to and from Guyana and eventually expand to the rest of the Caribbean, a top official said Saturday. President of CONVIASA, Luis Gustavo Graterol Caraballo said the carrier would initially begin once weekly flights between Georgetown and Puerto Ordaz where there is a large Guyanese community and then increase it to ...

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Businessman, wife in murder-suicide

A businessman Saturday morning shot dead his wife and then committed suicide by turning the gun on himself. The murder-suicide occurred above their business enterprise, Guardian and Auto Bazaar, Garnett Street and Delph Avenue about 3 AM. Dead are Moses and Nadia Looknauth. Sources said that the man was highly indebted to a local commercial bank and the business was ...

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Crew behind $50m cocaine intercepted aboard Guyanese ship remanded

Five persons, including one Ghanaian arrested on Tuesday in Sekondi in the Western region on board a Guyanese ship containing 21 bags of cocaine worth fifty million dollars, have pleaded guilty to charges of possessing narcotic drug, when they were arraigned before an Accra High court,today, November 22, 2013. The accused persons, Mila Ronald, captain of the ship, Perceval Curt, ...

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