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Daily Archives: October 8, 2015

Canada wants Hits and Jams’ Dwidth Ferguson for cocaine trafficking

Canadian law enforcement agents were Wednesday confident that they would be able to arrest a Guyanese man who was alleged part of a 13-member ring that that saw cocaine, prescription pills and handguns smuggled into Ontario from the United States and the Caribbean. He is 32-year-old Dwidth Ferguson of Georgetown, Guyana, who Canadian authorities say is still outstanding and wanted for importation ...

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Immigration guidelines for airlines, Online visa application system to help screen visitors

Tourism Minister Catherine Hughes said authorities were crafting a set of criteria for incoming passengers so that airlines would be better informed, and that intended travelers would first have to apply for visas Online. “We are also going to publicise more to the airlines what the requirements are. Unfortunately, the situation we had with Insel Air was that the airline ...

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Did AFC support hefty increase in ministers salaries?

A senior functionary of the Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday declined to say whether her party supported the decision to increase ministers’ salaries, even as she sought to justify it as a means of discouraging corruption. Asked if the AFC had offered Cabinet support for the increases, Tourism Minister, Catherine Hughes told reporters “the business of Cabinet is confidential ...

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Ganja-in-Pall Mall packet vendors charged for drug trafficking

Concealing marijuana in cigarette packets and selling the herb is not such a bright idea because the police will catch you. Police alleged that a couple– 46-year old Derek Alexander of 218 Half Mile, Wismar and 49-year old Duel Pollydore of 2119 Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden– pleaded not guilty to the offence. They were remanded to prison until November 10, ...

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Policeman accused of stealing colleague’s Blackberry

A policeman was Thursday granted bail for allegedly stealing one of his colleague’s Blackberry cellular phone. Macurty Simpson pleaded not guilty to stealing the phone from Earl Cornelius on September 18, 2015 at the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) headquarters, Eve Leary, Georgetown. Police Prosecutor, Corporal Deniro Jones told the court, presided over by City Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, that the ...

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Drug addict allegedly rapes, strangles great aunt

A drug addict has been arrested in connection with the brutal rape and strangulation of his great aunt at her home at Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. Police said Vaulda Britton died because she was deprived of oxygen due to manual strangulation. The incident allegedly occurred between Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5, 2015. Demerara Waves Online News was told ...

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Emergency supplies, warehouse for drought-stricken Rupununi

Authorities are preparing to rush emergency supplies to the drought-stricken Rupununi, obtain dorught-resistant cassava sticks and build a warehouse to stock necessities, the Ministry of the Presidency said in a statement. The announcement followed a high-level visit by top officials of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and Minister of State, Joseph Harmon to several communities in southern Guyana. “Even as ...

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Stabroek News, Kaieteur News dismiss Jagdeo’s boycott call

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has called for the boycott of media that are highly critical of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), a call that has been stoutly rejected by the country’s two major daily newspapers. “Please ensure that our people don’t buy newspapers where the sole purpose of the newspaper is to destroy your party,” he said. His call followed ...

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Multi-million dollar insurance settlement for Camp and Robb Sts fire

Two months after a fire that destroyed two buildings at the corner of Camp and Robb Streets, the owner has received an insurance settlement of GUY$70 million, according to the insurance broker. Raj Singh Insurance Brokers says the payment was made in favour of RNK Investments Limited from Diamond Fire and General Insurance Inc. Describing the claim as a “full ...

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