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Canada wants Hits and Jams’ Dwidth Ferguson for cocaine trafficking

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 22:26 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 22:15 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Did AFC support hefty increase in ministers salaries?

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 21:33 by GxMedia 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, ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 17:02 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Policeman accused of stealing colleague’s Blackberry

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 16:22 by GxMedia 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, ...

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Drug addict allegedly rapes, strangles great aunt

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 16:09 by GxMedia 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 ...

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Emergency supplies, warehouse for drought-stricken Rupununi

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 15:28 by GxMedia 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, ...

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Man who allegedly trailed arriving passengers from CJI Airport shot

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 15:20 by GxMedia A suspected bandit, who was trailing a number of persons from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport shortly after they arrived in Guyana,  has been shot by police and a gun found in the car he was travelling. He has been identified as 37-year old Shawn Thomas of South Ruimveldt Park, ...

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Stabroek News, Kaieteur News dismiss Jagdeo’s boycott call

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:54 by GxMedia 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:37 by GxMedia 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 ...

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