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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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Consensus reached on stop-gap solution for Brickdam Secondary School

The Ministry of Education, teachers, parents and the Board of Governors of the Brickdam Secondary School have agreed on a stop gap solution for the school, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Chief Education Officer (CEO), Ministry of Education, Olato Sam, during a press conference at the Ministry this afternoon, disclosed that the sides have agreed that the students will ...

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Barbados-bound young woman allegedly caught with cocaine strapped to body

A 21-year old woman was Wednesday morning arrested at the Ogle International Airport (CJIA) with six kilograms of cocaine strapped to her body. Head of the Customs Narcotics Unit, James Singh said the woman was booked to travel to Barbados and the United States (US ‎Drug smugglers travelling to interior and overseas locations from the Ogle Airport are routinely caught ...

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Three charged in connection with grenade outside Kaieteur News

Three men were on Wednesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after they were charged in connection with he recent grenade attack on publisher of Kaieteur News, Glen Lall earlier this month.  Those charged were; 30-year old trader, Janiel Howard of Section ‘C’, Turkeyen;; 25-year old Leroy Williams of Durban Backlands; and 20-year old Alfie Garraway, a labourer, ...

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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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