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More cocaine pellets coming down… 62 grammes and counting

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 15:07 by Denis Chabrol A man nabbed with 518 grammes of cocaine in his under garments also up to Thursday excreted several pellets weighing an additional 62 grammes of the illicit substance, police said. The outgoing passenger was nabbed at the Ogle International Airport at about 5:30 Thursday morning. He remained under guard ...

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New division set up to address mercury use, other natural resource issues

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 15:25 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Natural Resources has decided to establish a Compliance Division to police the scaling back of the use of mercury and overall verify that miners and loggers are complying with Guyana’s laws and regulations. “The compliance unit really is going to be attached to the ministry so ...

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Guyana among Caricom countries considering reducing reliance on T&T’s Petrotrin for oil supplies

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 13:46 by Denis Chabrol Guyana is currently contemplating joining a list of other Caribbean countries in search of another fuel supplier in order to reduce reliance on Trinidad and Tobago, now that Venezuela’s PetroCaribe has dried up as a fuel sources. Speaking at the induction of the Board of the Guyana Energy Agency ...

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Call for amendment to wedding laws as Wedding Expo launched

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 13:33 by Writer There is a resounding call for the Government of Guyana to amend existing laws as it relates to persons getting married in Guyana to make the process easier and hassle free. Captain Gerry Gouveia, the founder of Wedding Expo Guyana stated that instead of having to be in the country ...

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Telecoms Bill likely in first half of 2016

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:36 by Writer After several setbacks coupled with the creation of a new Telecommunications Ministry, the long awaited Telecommunications Bill may make its way to the National Assembly during the first half of 2016. The Liberalization of the Telecommunications sector via the Telecoms Bill was one of the pledges made to the Guyanese ...

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Drought affecting agri sector

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 7:46 by Denis Chabrol The drought has begun battering Guyana’s agriculture sector, forcing authorities to begin pumping water into the drying up conservancies. Briefing a high-level multi-sectoral meeting on the El Nino situation, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder said efforts would be made to pump water to support agricultural areas but also explore ways ...

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Republic Financial Holdings Limited Records US$48.2 Million Profit

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 7:26 by Denis Chabrol The Trinidad-headquartered Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) has recorded a profit attributable to shareholders of US$48.2 million, for the quarter ending December 31, 2015, the company said in a statement. This represents an increase of 3.1% over the corresponding period in 2014. Total assets of RFHL stood at US$10.3 billion ...

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Policeman accused of raping 14-year old girl

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016, 7:16 by Denis Chabrol A police constable has been charged with raping a 14-year old girl at a city hotel. Twenty-five year old Ganesh Rajcoomar of Grove, East Bank Demerara was Wednesday granted GYD$20,000 bail by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He has to return to court on February 24, 2016.   The ...

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