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Daily Archives: August 15, 2014

Speaker says No Confidence Motion in order; Ramotar plays election card close

House Speaker, Raphael Trotman has given the green-light for the opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the government to be debated when parliament resumes less than two months from now, but President Donald Ramotar gave on Friday gave no clear indication of whether he would call elections before. “I like to make decisions when the time has come for me to make ...

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Manufacture of cocaine-smuggling sub appeared well-organised

Guyanese soldiers and agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) believe that a well-organised group was behind the construction of a semi-submersible vessel that would have been used to smuggle a huge amount of cocaine from Guyana on a Trans-Atlantic route. No illegal item was found aboard the vessel and no arrest was reported, CANU said. Demerara Waves Online ...

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Updated: Cocaine-smuggling submarine built in Guyana signals big drug groups shifting operations here

Guyanese law enforcement authorities believe that a cocaine-smuggling submarine found in the Waini area, North West District was made in Guyana to move large amounts of cocaine to Africa and other ‎parts of the world.Officials said the 65-feet long by 12 feet wide and seven feet deep semi-submersible was also fitte‎d with a diesel engine. No cocaine was found in ...

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Search continues for missing crew- authorities

Rescuers intensified a search Thursday for the two men who remained missing after a Motor Tanker ‘Swift Dolphin’ capsized off the Corentyne Coast in Guyana waters, the Transport and Harbours Department said in a statement. The vessel, which was sailing to Georgetown from Suriname, capsized on Tuesday August 12, 2014 around 21:10 hrs about 49 nautical miles at St. Andrews ...

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Threatening behaviour charge against alleged shooter at PNCR’s Congress dismissed

A threatening behavior charge against the man, who was accused of firing a single gunshot during the People National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) 18th Biennial Congress last month, was Thursday dismissed because the lone witness did not appear to testify. City Magistrate, Geeta Chandan-Edmond dismissed the case against Linden Primo after the complainant, Akeshaw Barker, did not appear in court on ...

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