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Daily Archives: February 13, 2014

Second person on wanted list for cocaine-in-achar bust

A man under whose car was found a grenade four years ago is now wanted in connection with cocaine found at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport earlier this month. The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) identified the man as Tarachandra Persaud also known as Doce and Dos of Republic Park, East Bank Demerara. The agency hopes that the man would ...

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Police ranks stealing bail money, Public Accounts Committee hears

The stealing of bail money by policemen on Thursday came in for sharp scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee during an appearance by senior accounting and administrative officers of the police force. In a specific instance involving GUY$58,500 in station bail at Kitty Police Station in 2009 that the Auditor General had said was missing, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Administration), ...

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Prison’s vehicle fuel recording system poor

The Director of Prisons, Welton Trotz on Thursday admitted that there is a lax system for the recording of fuel use by that correctional institution and he promised to take corrective measures. “There has been some lapse by driversd to show the journeys. I would have to take the flak for that,” he said. Trotz was among several senior members ...

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Govt pins hopes on international lobbying against blacklisting

The Guyana government on Thursday pinned its hopes against the country being blacklisted to public lobbying by the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza. “If FATF gives Guyana more time it is because of our friends” said Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira at a post Cabinet news conference. The Financial Action Task Force ...

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Opposition to approve funds to beef up GDF’s drug-fighting capacity; wants new national drug plan

Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Mark Phillips on Wednesday welcomed the opposition’s support for beefing up the military’s capacity, following a meeting with Opposition Leader David Granger. “I’m heartened that the opposition is speaking with the same voice like the government as it pertains to re-capitalization of the GDF and recapitalization of the security forces ...

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