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Huge marijuana bust in container with heavy duty equipment

Enforcement agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Container Control Programme (CCP) have seized 1,276 pounds of marijuana in a shipping container that arrived from Jamaica, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, James Singh said Tuesday. Authorities estimate that the marijuana fetches a street value of US$765,600. Two broker and the owner of a sawmill company are assisting with investigations ...

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Education Ministry shuts Brickdam Secondary school doors

The doors of Brickdam Secondary School have been shut indefinitely by the Ministry of Education, following a protest on Friday by teachers over the deplorable conditions at the institution. This was confirmed by a high ranking official of the ministry who spoke on condition of anonymity. According to reports, the decision was made following a meeting on Tuesday, June 14, ...

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10 arrested for fishy cocaine bound for US

Ten persons were Wednesday nabbed by Guyanese police in connection with the interce‎ption of more than six kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in a consignment of frozen fish that was bound for the United States.  Police said that at about 2:10 AM on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 anti-narcotics police seized 6.44 kilos of the narcotic ‎at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. ...

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PPP Congress to be held before year-end

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has decided to hold its next congress before year-end, the party’s General Secretary, Clement Rohee announced Monday.  He said that decision to hold the congress during the last quarter of 2016 was taken at last Friday’s Central Committee. Rohee said the focus of the Congress would be on regaining political power.  “‎At this congress ...

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Farmer shot to penis

A farmer at Moblissa, Linden Highway was Sunday morning shot to his penis snd left arm by another farmer who has since been arrested. The Guyana Police Force did not say what led to the shooting. Injured is 56 year old Cecil Todd, a cash crop farmer. Investigators said he was shot at about 9 AM. Todd told police that ...

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West Demerara man died in road accident

Police say they are investigating  another fatal accident which occurred on Goed Fortuin Public Road, West Bank Demerara about 04:05 hrs today Saturday June 4, 2016. Dead is  Shawn Patrich 21 years, of David Rose Street, Bagotville, WBD. Investigators learned that the deceased who was riding a motor cycle CH 8338 proceeding south at a fast rate, overtook a motor ...

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Missionary beaten, robbed at gunpoint

A missionary attached to the United Pentecostal Church, on Charlotte Street, Georgetown was beaten and robbed on Church Street by two men. Police said one of the bandits was armed with a handgun when they attacked and robbed Otis Smith, Male Caucasian, 48 years, a Missionary of GYD$19,000. Investigators were told that the robbers are identifiable. Police were told tha ...

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Venezuelan soldiers open fire on GGMC officials

The Guyana Defence Force and Guyana Geology and Mines Commission  (GGMC) Monday night confirmed that mines officers from the regulatory authority earlier in the day came under fire most likely from Venezuelan soldiers in the Eteringbang area. Commissioner of the GGMC, Newell Dennison said three officers were in a boat on routine inspections when shots were fired across the bow ...

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Rohee, Top Cop squabble over Police training

In the latest exchange of words between Top Cop Seelal Persaud and Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the Minister is denying claims that he ducked applications for police ranks to do overseas training. At a press conference on Monday morning, Rohee laid the blame for officers not receiving training at the feet of the police force. In fact he ...

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