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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Gregory Smith lied about WPA membership

An executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Monday said that the man, who allegedly supplied the bomb-in-walkie talkie that exploded and killed Dr. Walter Rodney, lied by claiming that he and three others were party members. Testifying before the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Dr. Nigel Westmas said neither Smith, Yarden, Fowler, Morris nor Winston were ever ...

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Dynamic Airways returns passengers to Guyana with mixed feelings

Dynamic Airways flight 499 touched down at 10:04 Sunday night at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport , ending two days of frustration by passengers on the inaugural flight who were stranded in New York. Passengers expressed mixed feelings about whether the American-owned Dynamic Airways, in partnership with Roraima Airways, should be excused for its poor showing of its first flight ...

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Guyana gets a “breather” from FATF

Guyana has escaped further international sanctions for the time being in light of its failure to pass amended anti-money laundering legislation. The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) last month called on its members to impose further sanctions against the country after making a similar recommendation when the deadline for the passage of the legislation was not met last year. ...

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Venezuelan soldiers harass Guyanese

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is probing an alleged altercation between Venezuelan soldiers and a number of Guyanese civilians in the north west district, Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Saturday. He insisted that no Guyanese soldiers were involved in the incident because none of his country’s military personnel were stationed there. “We have some reports of an altercation ...

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Dynamic Airways leaves passengers stranded in US

More than 100 passengers are stranded in the United States (US) after enduring an hours-long delay to arrive there on Friday aboard Dynamic Airways’ inaugural flight to New York. Authorities at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) have ordered the airline grounded until Tuesday because of problems with the way the New York-based baggage handler has been processing passengers’ ...

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US setting up DEA office in Guyana to go after drug lords

The United States (US) is to set up an office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) here to help go after drug kingpins at a time when there is a shift in trafficking routes, American Ambassador Brent Hardt announced on Thursday. “There is definitely a shift to this region as we work closely with Mexico and Central America to tighten ...

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APNU to discuss AFC’s no-confidence motion idea

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) will next week discuss whether to back the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) proposed no-confidence motion whose passage could result in early general elections being called. APNU Vice Chairman, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine said he floated the idea of a no-confidence motion at a recent public meeting at Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara. ...

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Security force member accused of sexually molesting daughters

A member of the security forces, who allegedly had repeated sexual intercourse with his teenage daughters in exchange for money, has been placed under close arrest. In an effort to conceal the identities of the girls and not prejudice the probe, the name of the State security entity and the rank of the man have been withheld. Demerara Waves Online ...

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