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Daily Archives: July 11, 2014

Guysuco outlines some cost cutting measures

The cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) plans to cut its operational costs by, among other measures, using bio-fertilizer and leasing more lands to private cane farmers, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Raj Singh told a bipartisan House Committee on Economic Services. “No matter what we do in terms of increasing the production, if we don’t look at reducing our cost of ...

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National Chess Coach walks out of court a free man

National Chess Coach, Wendell Meusa walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court a free man after the woman who accused him of unlawfully assaulting her with intent to rob decided to no longer provide evidence in the case. Shaleeza Mohamed informed the court, being presided over by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, that she did not want to proceed with the ...

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Two escape during marijuana, ammo find

Two men fled police Friday afternoon, leaving behind a sizeable amount of marijuana and ammuniton at a camp at Sheet Anchor, East Canje, Berbice. Police said they found 178 twelve gauge shotgun cartridges and 4.5 kilogrammes of dried marijiuana. “Two men were seen running away from the camp as the police ranks approached,” police spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said in a statement.

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Lindener jailed for huge drugs haul

The man who was caught with a huge haul of cocaine and marijuana and cocaine at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara on Friday pleaded guilty and was jailed and fined one day before he celebrates his 45th birthday. Construction worker, Dexter Daniels of 98 Kara Kara, Mackenzie, Linden was sentenced to three years imprisonment on each charge and was  fined ...

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Guyanese fingered in huge Antigua cocaine bust

ANTIGUA OBSERVER.-ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The biggest drug haul to be made in recent times by Caribbean law enforcement agencies was carried out by The Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) in Antigua on Wednesday. Lawmen swooped down on a property at Old Runway and carted off 480 kilograms or 1,058 pounds of cocaine worth slightly ...

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Guyana waives visas for more LatAm countries

Guyana has waived visa requirements for several Latin American countries in an effort to boost trade and transportation links while at the same time strengthen its security, Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett announced. “Off course, we are strengthening our security apparatus as well because concomitant with more people moving, you need to strengthen your security as well,” she said. In ...

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GUY$45 million spent on Jagdeo’s electricity, transp and security

More than GUY$45 million have been spent on electricity, transportation and security for Former President Bharrat  Jagdeo in 27 months since he left office in November, 2011, according to information supplied to the National Assembly. However, the government refused to provide information on how much was spent on health benefits for Jagdeo for the same period December, 2011 to February, ...

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