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Daily Archives: January 22, 2014

GCAA seeks regional, international help in aircraft crash probe

United States, Canadian and Caribbean expertise is being mobilized to help the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) probe last Saturday’s plane crash that claimed the lives of a Canadian pilot and Guyanese cargo loader, authorities announced on Wednesday. Transport Minister, Robeson Benn said the GCAA has already secured expertise from Canada where the engine for the Cessna Caravan was manufactured. ...

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Potaro-based shopkeeper charged with human trafficking

A shopkeeper in Potaro was Wednesday placed on GUY$1 million bail for allegedly trafficking two young women to that interior location where they had been taken to be work as a cook and a shopkeeper. 45-year old Loretta Hyman of 1801 Parika, East Bank Essequibo was not required to plea to the indictable charge which was read to her by ...

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Region 9 gets disaster management boost

Civil defence volunteers from Region Nine have received training in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) which also handed over the keys to a risk reduction centre. The one week training was undertaken with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) a release from the CDC stated. During the period January 13-15, representatives from the ...

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Copa Airlines to fly Panama- Guyana route

Panama City, Panama – Jan.  22, 2014 – Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA}, announced Wednesday its growth plans for the first half of 2014 including new direct flights from Panama to Georgetown, Guyana. Other direct flights are from Panama to: Montreal, Canada, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  In addition, Copa will add aircraft to its fleet, for ...

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Two held with grenades, M16 rifle and ammo

The police have arrested two men who were found with a quantity of armament in the South Ruimveldt area Wednesday. According to the police, around  11.15 AM ranks of a police motor cycle Anti-Crime Patrol observed two men walking along Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt. The force said that as the police ranks got closer to the men, one of ...

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Carolan Lynch arraigned for husband’s murder; lawyer says no new evidence

Former South American beauty queen, Carolan Lynch was Wednesday arraigned on a fresh charge of allegedly murdering her husband, a wealthy foreign exchange dealer. Appearing in an all-black outfit and a pair of sunshades hooked on her blouse, the charge against Lynch was read to her by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Lynch was not required to plea to the indictable ...

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