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Men arrested at hotel allegedly swallowing cocaine

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 22:55 by GxMedia Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents have foiled a plot by a number of persons to smuggle cocaine out of Guyana by swallowing the narcotic, according to a top official. Head of the CANU, James Singh said two Guyanese men were late Friday night arrested at hotel and one of ...

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UG to set up Task Force to address “chronic” problems

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 21:38 by GxMedia University of Guyana Chancellor, Professor Nigel. Harris on Saturday announced a task force would be established to help find lasting solutions to some of the deep-seated problems facing the tertiary institution Addressing the 49th Convocation of the institution, he said the decision was made by the Council, the highest decision-making ...

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Chopped robbery victim hacks bandit

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 17:29 by GxMedia One of three men, who invaded a home at New Amsterdam and chopped an occupant, Berbice, has himself been hacked and arrested. At about 0120h. today November 14, 2015, three men one armed with a shotgun and another with cutlass broken into the home of Nicholas Harrinandan 38 years, Tucberg ...

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Two shot at Coverden night spot

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 17:21 by GxMedia Police are probing the shooting of a patron and a waitress while an attempt was being made to disharm a policeman At 0100h. today Saturday November 14, 2015, police ranks responded to a report of disorderly behavior by a number of patrons at a night spot at Coverden, East Bank ...

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Fire destroys house behind La Grange police station; fresh calls for fire station at West Bank Demerara

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 10:04 by GxMedia Fire early Saturday morning destroyed a house at La Grange, West Bank Demerara, raising fresh concerns about the absence of a fire station in the area. The cause of the blaze at the unoccupied building was unknown. Residents said a Muslim only known as Brother Yahyah once lived there. The ...

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Gold Board’s Bartica office to be re-opened month end as the community gears up for township

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 9:55 by GxMedia The Guyana Gold Board’s (GGB) Bartica office, which was closed in 2014 under the former administration after allegations of gold tampering surfaced, will be re-opened later this month, the Ministry of the Presidency announced late Friday night. The announcement that Minister of Governance with responsibility for Natural Resources and the ...

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Tourism sector lobbies for incentive scheme

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2015, 9:27 by GxMedia The Tourism and Hositality Association of Guyana (THAG) wants government to slash the Value Added Tax (VAT) to eight percent and grant duty free concessions on vehicles and construction materials for the sector, the Finance Ministry said in a statement. But Finance Minister, Winston Jordan said granting of the concessions ...

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