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Daily Archives: July 7, 2014

Ballistic tests to be conducted on spent shells found in house

Police are expected to conduct ballistic tests to match a large quantity of spent shells seized from a house in the City with those found at crime scenes as well as guns seized from criminals, a high-ranking police officer said Monday. It is unclear how much information ballistic experts can glean from the rounds due to the condition in which ...

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CANU hauls drugs, cash in separate busts

Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents on Monday arrested three persons, including one woman, in connection with the discovery of a large quantity of cocaine, marijuana and cash at two separate locations. The busts were made at two houses at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, south of the Diamond Housing Scheme. Two men were arrested in connection with the marijuana ...

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Cocaine-in-ornaments now for export

One woman is among three persons arrested in connection with‎ the discovery of a quantity of cocaine in ornaments at an airline bond at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said anti-narcotics agents unearthed the cocaine in ceramic ornaments during a search on cargo at the bond. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the narcotic ...

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Plane crashes in interior

A Britten Norman Islander plane crashed Monday morning on landing at the Monkey Mountain airstrip but no one was seriously hurt. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Zulfikar Mohamed told Demerara Waves Online News that the plane ran off the runway on landing. He confirmed that the aircraft, bearing registration number 8R-GGY, was damaged and that investigators ...

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Govt gets thumbs up for fighting drug trade; DEA to target barons

Former American Ambassador, Brent Hardt has said that the Guyana government has demonstrated its willingness to fight the narcotics trade, and drug barons would be brought down by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Asked why the US has been virtually silent in calling on government to go after drug lords in the same way that there have been ...

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“Racist and sexist” pattern of attacks on Indian women- Teixeira

The Guyana government has accused critics of then Acting Foreign Minister, Priya Manickchand of being “racist” and “sexist.” Presidential Advisor on Governance, Gail Teixeira said attacks against Manickchand following her public humiliation of former United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt about his tenure here was yet another instance of Indian women being targeted. Teixeira alluded to the Alliance ...

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