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Daily Archives: July 7, 2016

Children die in Drop-in Centre fire

Two children were burnt to death  in a fire that late Thursday night gutted the Children’s Drop-in Centre on Hadfield Street, Georgetown. Director of the Child Care and Protection Services at the Ministry of Social Protection, Ann Greene told Demerara Waves Online News that the two brothers ages five and six years perished. The Guyana Police Force identified them as ...

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Bandits snatch Guysuco payroll

Bandits Thursday evening snatched a GYD$1.5 million payroll belonging to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) moments before it was about to be taken to Massy  at Ruimveldt, Georgetown for packaging, police said. A senior Guysuco official added that it was the pensioners’ payroll  and the remainder of last week’s payroll that were carted off.  A company spokeswoman later said the ...

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Updated: Man shot dead during drug bust at East Coast Demerara hotel

A man was shot and killed by police during a shootout at a hotel at Ogle, East Coast Demerara Thursday afternoon.A large quantity of cocaine and a gun were recovered. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “police received information about a large scale drug transaction and whilst attempting to arrest ...

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Caricom countries trying to make fugitive arrests easier

Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Wednesday night wrapped up their summit in Guyana agreeing to sign an Arrest Warrant Treaty before yearend. Caricom’s Chairman- Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skeritt said the proposed accord would help tighten security in a region whose scattered islands have been plagued by narco-trafficking, gang violence and gun crimes. “The Arrest Warrant Treaty would ...

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Caricom to lobby US against cancelling correspondent banking relations

Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders on Wednesday agreed to aggressively lobby the United States (US) to stop pushing American financial institutions to cancel  correspondent banking with financial institutions in the region for fear that dirty money could leak into the system. “We have advanced on this matter in terms of agreeing that we should seek to lobby directly the US government ...

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