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French-flagged yacht adrift with dead man, dog

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen were Thursday night heading about 150 miles offshore Georgetown to French-registered yacht where a man and his dog were spotted dead aboard. Senior security personnel said based on all available information, an ocean going vessel reported seeing the yacht adrift and alerted Guyanese authorities. The Coast Guard received the information Tuesday and began processing ...

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FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

Some 15,000 ounces of raw gold are being transported out of Guyana weekly, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States (US) Homeland Security are looking into the issue. Trotman made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday detailing that while some of the gold comes directly from Guyana, some ...

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No politician gives direction to Police, GDF – President Granger

With some concerns that there may be political interference in the work of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), President Granger has made it pellucid that no politician gives operational direction to the two agencies. A GDF officer and two others were recently killed in an accident after a high speed chase went the wrong ...

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Guyana Goldfields Inc. Produces 35,901 Ounces of Gold in 2015, achieving commercial production effective January 1, 2016

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX:GUY) announced that gold production for 2015 mining operations totalled 35,901 ounces at its Aurora Gold Mine (“Aurora”) in Guyana, South America. From October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015, the Company produced 35,723 ounces of gold, of which, 28,850 ounces were sold at an average realized price of $1,079 per ...

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PPPC lays down demands for Coroners; slams talks with AG as “gaff”

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall has labeled as “cosmetology” consultations on two Bills that he was invited to by his successor to discuss, Basil Williams. Nandlall questioned whether Justices of Peace would be competent enough to preside over inquests across Guyana, and he also recommended that they hold certain qualifications. Nandlall said when he turned up for consultations on January ...

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Tourism twinned with telecoms, not dissolved but tourism stakeholder still worried

Days after stating that the Ministry of Tourism has been dissolved, government Tuesday night assured that tourism has not been put on the ministerial back burner but has instead been twinned with Public Telecommunications. However, a tourism industry stakeholder still believes that the sector will not be given the required attention given the burdensome nature of telecommunications. The National Frequency ...

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Fisherman’s body found in net

Police were Tuesday probing the death of a fisherman whose body was found in the net of a fishing vessel that was working in the vicinity of the Berbice River in eastern Guyana. The man has been identified as Shahabudeen Haniff, 49 years, of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. The body was discovered in the net of the vessel on Monday, ...

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PSC wants “minor amendments” to Coroners and Law Reform Bills

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says that after a consultation meeting with the Attorney General over Coroners Amendment Bill and the Law Reform Commission Bill, it has recommended some minor amendments. In a release to the media on Tuesday, the PSC noted that the discussion centered primarily on the provisions for appointment of Commissioners and agreement was reached with the ...

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