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Daily Archives: April 7, 2014

BUDGET DEBATE: Bond laments “pittance” for justice sector

APNU parliamentarian James Bond has lamented the $1.8B allocated for the justice sector in this year’s $220B national budget calling it “a pittance.” Speaking during the budget debate on Monday Bond said he was happy about the five percent increase in GDP but as a lawyer he was less than thrilled with the “pittance” earmarked for the justice sector. “Budget ...

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Guyana alarmed at T&T minister’s health insurance call

Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has expressed alarm at the reported call  from a Trinidadian minister about health insurance for non-nationals in the twin-island republic. Her comments came on Monday as debate continued on the 2014 budget and four days after a Guyanese national died after being refused medical attention at a Trinidadian hospital. The Trinidad Guardian on ...

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Alleged cocaine-in-pastry trafficker refused bail

The Berbice man, who allegedly attempted to smuggle cocaine-in-pastries early Monday morning to New York was hours later arraigned in a City Court for drug trafficking. Thirty-seven year old Nicholas Harinandan of 603 Fort Ordinance, Canje pleaded not guilty and was refused bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. He is accused of being in possession of 7.5 ...

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Protect Priya, says Rohee

The government has called on Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman to “protect” Education Minister Priya Manichand from further “abuse” in the National Assembly and be given a right to address Parliament. General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C),Clement Rohee made this appeal on behalf of the government at its weekly press conference at Freedom House in ...

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Wanted man shot dead in Berbice

A man wanted for a series of serious offences including murder was shot dead in the Canje area Sunday night., police said. Police said Deodat “Popcorn” Seecharran was killed during an exchange of gunfire with police at Betsy Ground, Canje. He was quite recently implicated in the shooting death of Patricia Samaroo at Fyrish Village Corentyne. That incident occurred on ...

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Cocaine in pastries intercepted

A man destined for New York was Monday morning arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport allegedly with a quantity of cocaine baked into pastries, a senior anti-drug agent said. The illicit substance weighed about seven kilogrammes. According to the official, the cocaine was found by agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) in two suitcases belonging to the ...

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