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Republic Bank, Caribbean Airlines involved in Guyana’s jubilee celebration

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 23:05 by Denis Chabrol Republic Bank plans to be “integrally involved” in Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary celebrations , a top company official announced Friday night. Addressing the 2016 media appreciation cocktail, Managing Director of Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, Richard Sammy announced that the bank’s involvement would span across the Caribbean. “First and foremost, ...

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France-bound cocaine intercepted

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 23:05 by Denis Chabrol Anti-narcotics agents of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday afternoon intercepted more than two kilogrammes of cocaine that was being shipped to France. Investigators said  a package containing 2 kilogrammes, 700 grammes of cocaine was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 1:30 PM on Friday January 15, ...

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Mining concessions must be linked to gold declaration- Trotman

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 16:39 by Denis Chabrol Miners would be unable to cash in on concessions for equipment unless they produce above a certain amount of the precious metal and abide by other industry rules including occupational safety and health standards, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman. “You can’t be declaring 23 ounces of gold and ask ...

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Three more charged with murder of British teen

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 16:59 by Denis Chabrol Three more persons were Friday arraigned for their alleged murder of the 18-year old British film-maker who had come here three months ago to stay with his god-brother. Apart from his god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George who were arraigned Thursday for the same offence, those charged with ...

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NICIL Probe: SOCU hauls in Luncheon for questioning

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 13:33 by Denis Chabrol Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr Roger Luncheon is the latest member of the Former People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration that has been hauled in for questioning in relation to irregularities uncovered at NICIL. Sources at the Special Operations Crime Unit (SOCU) have confirmed that the PPP ...

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President, GBA, PSC plug need for modernization of Land, Commercial Registries

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 13:34 by Denis Chabrol A resounding call for the modernization of the manner in which records are kept and business filings are done was made by three different stakeholders as the new building housing the Commercial and Land Registries was commissioned on Friday. The building that once housed by the New Building Society ...

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GGMC to open new yielding lands to small miners

Small miners are to be given greater access to more lands with potentially good yields in another three months, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman announced Friday. He made the announcement at the opening of a meeting for Small Scale Gold Miners held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Liliendaal. “I, therefore, want to ensure that these lands are given ...

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Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela yet to present credentials

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016, 8:34 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Cheryl Miles is yet to present her credentials and no reason has been given by the government there despite a number of reminders, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said.   “She has not yet been received by the President. She is waiting for that event,” ...

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