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Daily Archives: July 4, 2014

Briton arrested allegedly with cocaine in milk tins

A British national was Friday arrested allegedly with a quantity of cocaine in milk tins shortly before he was about to board a flight to New York, a well-placed source said. The 29-year old man was taken into custody after agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) said they found the narcotic in several five-pound milk tins. He was ...

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Men accused of stealing funeral parlour’s property

Two badly beaten men were granted bail on Friday after they were arraigned on a charge of attempting to steal a truck shaft belonging to Merriman’s Funeral Home. Fizal Mohamed,32, a mechanic of East Ruimveldt and labourer, 17-year old Michael Eastman of 11 Meadow Brook were each granted GUY$100,000 bail. They pleaded not guilty to the offence when they appeared ...

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Sniffer dog helps intercept cocaine in American’s possession

An American man was Friday arrested by anti-narcotics police at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport after a sniffer dog helped intercept a large quantity of cocaine milk packets, police said. Investigators said that about 1 AM Friday, said a search on the baggage of the American citizen yielded 7 kilogrammes, 57 grammes of cocaine in his suitcase “concealed in milk ...

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Luncheon, Granger differ on attack on US Ambassador

Opposition Leader, David Granger and Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon were Friday at odds over whether outgoing United States (US) Ambassador, Brent Hardt’s stance on  local government elections amounted to interference in Guyana’s internal affairs. Granger disagreed that the American diplomat’s words and behavior violated normal diplomatic practice.  He believed that Hardt’s views and those of the ...

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Tussle over Region 10 PNCR office unrelated to party congress- Granger

Even as the Region 10 Coordinator of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) is still unable to acquire the key to the party’s office in Linden,  party leader David Granger does not believe that the recent altercation between the General Secretary, Oscar Clarke and parliamentarian Vanessa Kissoon has anything to do with upcoming congressional elections. It is no secret that ...

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“Legitimate blast” on US Ambassador- Luncheon

Even as the Guyana government on Friday remained adamant that its blistering attack on on outgoing United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt was justifiable, the Private Sector Commission chided the administration for the manner in which it was done. “The Private Sector Commission of Guyana Ltd believes the manner in which the Government of Guyana reprimanded the US Ambassador ...

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Guyanese is British supermodel lookalike

(UK’S DAILY MAIL).-A Naomi Campbell lookalike who was bullied at school for being ‘too tall and nerdy’ says she can’t walk down the road without being pestered for autographs. Lystra Adams was constantly teased while at school in Montserrat for being taller than everyone else in her school and looking like a geek. The name calling and snide whispering was ...

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Guyana teen has part of leg removed to replace jawbone at Vanderbilt

(WKRN-TV NASHVILLE).-A 15-year-old girl from Guyana traveled to Nashville for an uncommon surgery for someone her age. Kessa Kendall had a part of her leg removed to replace her jawbone. “Kessa had a growth that was not cancer,” explained Dr. Sarah Rohde, a surgeon at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. “It’s not a risk for spreading but it is difficult because it ...

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Opposition to study no-confidence vote ; PSC uneasy

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan said his party and a A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Thursday agreed that they should study the pros and cons of a no-confidence vote in the government that would inevitably lead to an early general election. Guyanese are constitutionally expected to return to the polls in 2016. But the ...

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Opposition, govt to clash over spending

The National Assembly is heading for a showdown next week Thursday, as the combined opposition prepares to vote down a Statement of Excesses for GUY$4.5 billion that have been spent on items that were not approved by the House, but Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh is hardly worried because he said  the monies have been already spent legally and justifiably. ...

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