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Man demands money from bank in ISIS’ name; threatens to explode bomb

A man has been arrested and is undergoing psychiatric evaluation after he entered a city commercial bank and demanded Gyd $10 million  in the name of the Islamic State (ISIS) or he would detonate a bomb he claimed he was carrying, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said a knife and documents were found ...

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Guyana citizen charged with falsifying an application for a U.S. passport

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Joseph Fedrick, 42, of Guyana, with falsifying an application for a United States passport, U.S.  Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. Fedrick executed an application for a United States passport in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Within the application, Fedrick attempted to use a false social security number with ...

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Govt orders review of parking meter contract

The Guyana government has taken a decision to order a review of the Georgetown parking meter contract, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday. Harmon made it clear that government was not keen on overreaching into the work of the council but the City was important to the lives of all Guyanese. “We respect the independence of the council, …we ...

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Public Service wage talks to begin Wednesday; union eyes 40 percent hike

Public sector wage and salary negotiations are set to commence for the first time in many years, with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) aiming for a 40 percent increase. GPSU President, Patrick Yarde, however; expressed concern that no mention was made in government’s invitation to discuss an increase in allowances that is  overdue for at least 20 years. Yarde ...

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Guyana, Caribbean Airlines resolve dumping of duty free purchases; CJI Airport lifs threat to ban airline

Officials of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Chairman and Executive Management of Caribbean Airlines and representatives from the Civil Aviation Authorities of Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago met in Guyana today to explore solutions to the issue currently affecting transit passengers who purchase duty free.    The duty free issue arose as Caribbean Airlines is an international air carrier, ...

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Plane explosion leaves one injured, another traumatised

One person was Monday afternoon burnt during an explosion aboard a Britten Norman Trislander aircraft at the Ogle International Airport. A senior official of Roraima Airways confirmed that one person sustained second degree burns and a broken limb during a routine inspection of one of the aircraft. He has been identified as Maintenance Engineer, Anil Rampersaud. Demerara Waves was also ...

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Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court on Tuesday for sentencing after a certificate of value of the ...

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Time for constitutional reform, end to race-based division – Senior American diplomat

Outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy, Bryan Hunt Friday night called for an end to winner-take-all and race-based politics in Guyana. Addressing a farewell reception hosted by American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, the Charge D’Affaires urged Guyanese to push ahead with constitutional reform. “Significant constitutional reform is essential. Power must be decentralised. The winner-take-all system ...

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