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Daily Archives: September 14, 2015

Private sector teams up with Government to send 75 tons of rice to the Dominica

A shipment of 75 tons of rice will leave the shores of Guyana early Tuesdaymorning for the Island of Dominica, which was severely hit by Tropical Storm Erika a few weeks ago, according to the Ministry of the Presidency. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, was present at the Guyana National Industrial Company Incorporated (GNIC) Wharf earlier today, along with representatives of ...

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Body of missing tourist to be removed from Kaieteur bottom Tuesday

A special team from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) today located and secured the body of the tourist who had been reported missing at the Kaieteur National Park (KNP). She is Gyaneshwarie ‘Laleta’ Sivanand. The body, which was first spotted by a KNP ranger late Saturday afternoon, was found in a rocky area at the base of the Falls, which had previously ...

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Beautician, taxi driver charged with cocaine trafficking

A beautician and taxi driver, who were intercepted on their way to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Monday refused bail and remanded to jail. Appearing before City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan were 26-year old Chrishell Browne of 32 Lamaha Park, Georgetown and 33-year Andre Shawn Pilgrim of 83 Lamaha Street pleaded not ...

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Woman charged with murder of ex husband

A woman, who allegedly paid a man to kill her ex husband, was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. She is 46-year old Beverley Persaud of 56 Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before City Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, the woman appeared calm. She was remanded to prison until October 3, 2015. She is accused of the murder ...

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“There should be no discretion in imposing sentences” for illegal gun possession- PM Nagamootoo to magistrates

Though disappointed that no assault rifle is among the 13 illegal weapons that have been turned in so far, authorities are patting themselves on the back of taking off the few deadly weapons and ammunition off the streets so far. “Each one of these could represent the loss of a life. The fact that they have been surrendered to the ...

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JetBlue airlines, Guyana in talks

Miramar, Florida, September 14- The US airline Jet Blue has initiated discussions with the new Government of Guyana about its interest in introducing service from America to Guyana. The initial talks were held last Thursday here on the sidelines of the Florida Conference on Current Caribbean Issues: The Diaspora Discussion at which both Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign ...

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Muslim community demands in-depth probe into “attempted murder” of Fazil Azeez

A section of the Muslim community is calling for a thorough probe into the attempted murder of former Broadcaster and Magistrate, Fazil Azeez who remains bed-ridden. The call was issued in the presence of President David Granger at recent special function hosted by the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex (ACIC) and the Guyana United Sad’r Islamic Anjuman where the National Islamic ...

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