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Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

Financing cleared for massive gold mine in Guyana

Guyana Goldfields of Toronto has signed a credit agreement that gives it US$185 million with which to complete its Aurora gold mine on the Cuyuni River. The project is now fully funded. The loan will consist of two tranches, US$160 million followed by an overrun facility of US$25 million, repayable over a maximum of eight years. The first tranche carries a ...

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Woman caught with jaguar to be charged

A woman is to be charged under the new Wildlife Management and Conservation Regulations for allegedly being in possession of illegally captured young Jaguar which is an endangered species, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA said Shonette Takurdeen is soon to be charged for being in possession of that animal. “The woman was not in possession of any Permit ...

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City Chamber gifts police force breathalyzer test kits

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday aided the police force’s crackdown on drunken driving with the donation of more than GUY$1 million worth of breathalyzer test kits. “We hope therefore that the breathalyzers and supporting equipment will be used by the Guyana Police Force to even further engage in operations to reduce the instances of drunk ...

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NAMILCO employees robbed

Three employees of the National Milling Company (NAMILCO) were Wednesday robbed of GUY$400,000, police said. At the time, the two porters and a driver were delivering items when they were attacked by two unmasked men. The robbery occurred on an access road at Friendship, East Bank Demerara. No one has been arrested.

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Friendly fire leaves policeman injured

A policeman was shot and injured by one of his colleagues after he was seen with a gun in his hand, police sources said. Constable Leroy English sustained injuries to right hand and right foot at about 12:30 Wednesday morning on the Eccles Public Road. “He has been admitted to hospital for medical treatment,” said the Guyana Police Force in ...

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