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Daily Archives: Thursday, 21 April 2016, 19:17

Cocaine in plywood weighed at 48 kilos; valued at millions

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2016, 9:51 by Jomo Paul Customs and Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Head James Singh has confirmed that a popular sawmill owner, one of his employees and a broker are still in custody following a huge drug bust on Thursday. Singh confirmed that authorities intercepted 48 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated US street value of ...

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Cocaine in US-bound plywood intercepted; three arrested

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 19:44 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese anti-drug agents Thursday discovered what is likely to emerge as a huge quantity of cocaine stashed in plywood in that was about to be shipped to the United States (US), Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Agency, James Singh said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that the Customs Anti-Narcotics ...

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Environmental Tax still haunts Gov’t; more billion dollar lawsuits filed

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 18:21 by Denis Chabrol The controversial Environmental Tax which saw the Government of Guyana having to pay millions of dollar to a beverage company is still haunting the Government as two other importers look to cash in with similar lawsuits. Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams at a press conference on Thursday said ...

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Article on transfer of GA2000 hangar to BK International retracted; apology issued

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 18:17 by Denis Chabrol Demerara Waves Online News hereby retracts the insinuations, allegations and contents of a previously published article that the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon might have been involved in ordering the Cheddi Jagan International Airport transfer the GA2000 hangar to BK International. Demerara Waves hereby further issues an unqualified apology for ...

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Man confesses to killing his child’s mother

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 17:57 by Denis Chabrol A man has confessed to having been involved in the killing of his child’s mother and dumping her body in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, a top police investigator said Thursday afternoon. Investigators, he said, were now looking for a second person who could assist them ...

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Diplomacy cheapest option to settle US-Caricom rum dispute- Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 12:22 by Denis Chabrol Caribbean rum producing nations have so far failed to take the United States (US) to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over its subsidies to Puerto Rican and United States Virgin Islands rum producing companies that end up unfairly competing against their counterparts in Caricom. A well-respected trade expert told ...

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21 days for completion of $150M Durban Park project

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 11:35 by Jomo Paul Government has earmarked some $150M for the completion of the Durban Park Project will has been taken under the wings of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson at a press conference on Thursday noted that cabinet approved the monies at its last meeting and the ...

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Updated: Ramotar says US$5 M for GT&T shares still outstanding

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 18:48 by Denis Chabrol Ex-President Donald Ramotar on Thursday maintained that US$5 million for Guyana’s shares in Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) have not yet been paid. “The five million US (dollars) is still outstanding,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Later Thursday, he issued a prepared statement calling on the government to ...

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One held, two wanted for Wakenaam businessman’s murder

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016, 8:05 by Denis Chabrol Investigators are searching for two prime suspects in the shooting death of a Wakenaam businessman in Georgetown earlier this week. A senior police investigator would only say that one person has since been held in connection with the gunning down of 26-year old Mahendra Persaud. Persaud was killed after ...

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