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Daily Archives: July 30, 2014

Passport applicants no longer need new birth certificates, but they’ll have to wait longer for travel docs

The Guyana government on Wednesday scrapped its decision altogether for passport applicants to have new birth certificates but cautioned that getting a new travel document will now take much longer because authorities first have to verify identities. “The Guyana Police Force through its Immigration Department will make all reasonable efforts to expedite the processing of the applications but the five ...

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American tax cheats can soon be caught in Guyana

Guyana has formally agreed to share bank account information about Americans and American companies in Guyana to help the United States (US) catch tax evaders in foreign jurisdictions, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Wednesday.   The agency noted that if Guyana did not conclude an Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA) with the US’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS), banks and ...

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Youths convicted for arms, ammo possession

Two  young men were Wednesday convicted for being in possession of arms and ammunition and they were fined and jailed. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry fined Kevin George,18, of 99 Haley Street, Wortmanville and Dapper Johnson, 18,  of  158 Curtis Street, Albouystown, Georgetown GUY$100,000 each on the two charges and sentenced them to three years on each offence. However, they will ...

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GDF issued weapons to R.Corbin, now defunct ministry

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has begun disclosing information that several of its weapons had been issued to persons and external organizations. Testifying before the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Head of the GDF’s Intelligence Section Lt.Col. Sydney Charles James said an investigation dating back to August 2008 shows that several weapons were issued to the then Ministry of National ...

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Suspected shooter at Congress Place arrested at airport

Two days after he allegedly fired a single shot at the People’s National Congress Reform’s 18th Biennial Congress, Mr. Linden Primo was arrested while attempting to leave Guyana. He was booked to leave on a flight to the United States. A senior police officer confirmed the arrest at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The officer said the police were not ...

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East Coast Demerara businessman shot, robbed

An East Coast Demerara businessman was shot and robbed by heavily armed bandits who invaded his business premises Tuesday night. N. Ramkissoon was shot to his left thigh and taken to a private city hospital for medical attention. The men carted off an undisclosed sum of cash. Eyewitnesses said the businessman was shot by one of three heavily armed bandits ...

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Plaisance woman shot during attempted robbery

A woman, said to be her 30s, was Tuesday night shot and seriously injured on the Plaisance Railway Embankment road. ‎She has been identified as Bernette Campbell of 60 West Road, Plaisance. Initial reports are that the woman was shot several times dur‎ing an attempted robbery. Her condition has been listed as critical. ‎ An unidentified bus driver was also ...

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