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Daily Archives: April 9, 2014

UPDATED: Parties agree to budget amendments sub-committee

Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman has crafted a measure to clear the way for the National Assembly to consider amendments to the budget in light of the High Court’s ruling that only the executive could do so. In a written opinion read out in the Hosue before the start of Wednesday’s sitting the Speaker said that the court ...

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Pork knocker jailed for robbing female miner, relative

A pork-knocker, who attempted to ‘mine’ his way to riches by robbing a female gold miner and her relative in the city, was Wednesday jailed for six years. City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan sentenced 18-year old Harish “Terry” Gokul to three years each on two counts of robberies he committed on Jean Melville and Carlotta Melville at Alberttown, Georgetown on ...

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Body of kidnap victim found

The body of kidnapped East Coast Demerara (ECD) businessman Rajendra Singh has been found. Sources confirmed that that the body was discovered in Le Repentir Cemetery Wednesday morning and it was later confirmed by the police in a press release. “During this morning, Wednesday April 09, 2014, the body of Rajendra Singh, of Hope West, Enmore, ECD, was found in ...

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Wanted bulletin issued for cocaine-in-pastry suspect

The Customs Anti Narcotic Unit (CANU) has issued a wanted bulletin for a man in connection with Sunday’s cocaine in pastry bust at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). He has been identified as Raul Anthony Chin and anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact CANU at 227-3507. Chin’s particulars are as follows: Name : Raul Anthony Chin ...

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Gov’t made the first cut to the budget – Ramjattan

AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan says billions of revenue dollars are not represented in the $220B national budget thereby denying the House a true picture of the state of the country’s finances. Speaking on the last day of the budget debate Tuesday Ramjattan said the government had withheld more than $30B from the estimates. “We are told that we largely have ...

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