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Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

Customs broker freed on marijuana trafficking charge

A customs broker charged with trafficking in marijuana was Wednesday acquitted because there was no evidence to link him to the crime. Malcolm Sonaram was accused of trafficking in 19 kilogrammes 930 grammes of the narcotic between December 2011 and January 2012 at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation wharf. The prosecution’s case was that the marijuana had been found concealed ...

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Transport Minister meets with residents near CJIA airport, others protest outside

Residents close to a “critical area” for the extension of the runway at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) were Wednesday encouraged by a team of senior government officials to relocate to Yarrowkabra but no time frame has been set, according to a source. At least 60 households- an estimated 200 persons- would have to remove to Yarrowkabra where housing ...

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Man on GUY$2 M burglary charge

A man, who allegedly stole GUY$2.1 million worth of items from a house, was Wednesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Frankie Slowe is accused of committing the offence between July 22 and 23 at Ganges Street, Prashad Nagar. The court, presided over by City Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty, was told that Jeffrey and Slowe are known to each other. ...

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Bad weather puts GPL on alert

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) on Wednesday said it was on alert to deal with faults as a result of extremely bad weather that already resulted in a total shutdown one day earlier. “All arrangements are in place to supplement emergency responses to deal with the expected increase in number/severity of faults as a result of the inclement weather,” ...

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Enough water for sufficient all-year round Amaila hydropower generation- draft study

The Guyana government on Tuesday assured that there will be enough water all year round to guarantee sufficient electricity generation by the proposed Amaila Falls Hydropower plant. “All the findings (in the report) create a sound basis for the hydropower potential of the Project and reaffirms the Project’s acceptable hydrology risk to the Government of Guyana, thus setting the stage ...

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Agenda set for Venez. President’s visit

The agenda has been set for a one-day state visit of Venezuela’s new President, Nicolas Maduro who is scheduled to arrive in Guyana on Saturday, August 31, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). Following his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, President Maduro will meet his counterpart, President Donald Ramotar at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal ...

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