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Daily Archives: June 27, 2015

Team to probe collapse of mining pits named

Former Chairman of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Grantley Waldron is heading a four-member committee to probe the spate of mining accidents that have claimed numerous lives in recent months. The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Ministry of the Presidency said the other committee members, who are “knowledgeable and competent in their respective fields”, ...

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Man robbed, shot and dumped out of car

A man was robbed of his gun, abducted, shot about his body and dumped out of a car that was later ditched in Sophia. Police said a man and a woman have since been arrested in connection with the incident after one bullet was found in their house at South Sophia. Following is the police statement: At about 1910h. last ...

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PPP list rejected?

The Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Friday, June 26 attempted to submit to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) its list of candidates for Regional Councilors but was unable to do as the body’s employees were away on a fun-day. The party, however, is claiming that the elections body “rejected”: its list. In a press release the PPPC says “the lists ...

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Govt floats financing model to dredge Demerara River

The Guyana government has pledged to partner with the private sector in dredging the heavily silted Demerara River in the “shortest possible time” by taking advantage of the huge cash reserves in the banking system. Finance Minister Winston Jordan said government was in favour of co-joining with the special-purpose company to be owned exclusively by the Shipping Association of Guyana ...

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Coke-in-milk seized at CJI Airport

A New York-bound barber was Friday night hoping to cut a deal to get him out of hot water concerning the alleged discovery of 12 kilogrammes of cocaine in his bag at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said the 33-year old man is from Canje, Berbice. Investigators have so far found ...

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Anti-money laundering bill passed; no whimsical seizure of GUY$10 M or more assured

Now that amendments to Guyana’s anti-money laundering law have been passed, government on Friday assured that GUY$10 million or more would not be seized in a willy-nilly manner and anyone caught doing so without sufficient evidence would be punished. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams was quoted by the Government Information Agency (GINA) as saying that the ...

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