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Daily Archives: November 18, 2013

Accused NY-bound cocaine trafficker refused bail

A 32- year old woman allegedly caught attempting to smuggle more than five pounds of cocaine to the United States (US) on Monday pleaded not guilty on her arraignment. She is Shellon Kandhai of 5 Railway Road, Industry, East Coast Demerara. The mother of six denied having the narcotic in her possession for the purpose of trafficking at the Cheddi ...

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Suspected drunken driver hits down Stella Maris students

Three students of Stella Maris Primary School were struck down in Kitty by a suspected drunken driver who was immediately arrested by public spirited citizens. The 11-year old children were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in a conscious condition but crying out for serious pains about their bodies. Students Ebitoya Pilgrim, Shamar Lesperance and Kisi Carter were ...

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UAE offers to help Guyana

(KHALEEJ TIMES).-His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai received on Monday on the sidelines of Dubai Airshow President Donald Ramotar of Co-operative Republic of Guyana. Shaikh Mohammed and President Ramotar reviewed bilateral relations in various fields and explored new ways of boosting joint cooperation in diverse areas including ...

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Granger wants Commission to probe veterans’ welfare

Opposition Leader David Granger wants a Veterans Commission be established to look at the conditions of retired members of the disciplined services and make recommendations for their improvement. Granger’s motion is tabled for likely debate at Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly. “Be it resolved that the National Assembly, acting in accordance with the Constitution, appoint a commission, styled the ...

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Rohee still ill; missed flight and official engagement

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee is still ill and has been absent from his desk since November 7. Rohee was booked to travel to New York early Monday morning but he did not turn up for the flight, according to sources close to the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) of which he is its General Secretary. Sources said he wanted to ...

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Styrofoam to be banned from next year

A virtual ban is to be imposed on Styrofoam boxes from next year June but the move aimed at combating the growing garbage problem has not gone down well with at least one importer of the food containers. While Commerce Minister Irfan Ali talked about a “definite ban,” that would take effect from June 1, 2014; Environment Minister, Robert Persaud ...

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