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Known gunman ‘Mad Max’ gets 4 years, $60000 fine for illegal gun, ammo possession

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 19:43 by Derwayne Wills Well-known gunman Rawle Franklin, 28-years-old of Plaisance on the East Coast of Demerara, was today ordered to pay a $60,000 fine and serve a 4 year concurrent sentence on two charges by city magistrate Judy Latchman. Franklin, known as Mad Max, answered to charges of illegal possession of a ...

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Trio remanded to prison for three armed-robberies in one day

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 18:01 by Derwayne Wills Calvin Reid, Raymond Reid, and Leron Blaize were today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for three armed robbery charges. The first charge read that on March 24 last year at Arrow Mountaintop in the Cuyuni River, armed with a gun, they robbed Carlotta Harris of one yellow metal ...

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Environmental tax on water, beverage containers payable from Feb 1

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 17:50 by Denis Chabrol Local and imported bottled water and beverages are likely to cost more from February 1, 2017 when the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) begins imposing a GYD$10 per bottle environmental on non-returnable containers. “The levy which accords with amendments to Section 7A(1) of the Customs Act Ch 82:01 will be applicable ...

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Guyanese taxi driver fined $15,000 for illegally entering Guyana

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 17:31 by Derwayne Wills Timothy St Hill, a local taxi driver from Diamond Housing Scheme, was today fined $15,000 or two weeks in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The charge against St Hill read between January 15, and January 16, 2017, he did not present himself to an immigration officer when he ...

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Chief Magistrate fines, deports four Spanish-speaking women arrested during police raid on Rio nightclub

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 17:18 by Denis Chabrol Four spanish-speaking women today came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where they were charged for a number of immigration offenses. The women were first picked up during a recent raid on the popular Rio Nightclub in Queenstown, Georgetown. That night club has been subjected to many raids, and was ...

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Youths arrested for armed robbery at West Coast Demerara

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 16:49 by Denis Chabrol Two men have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery committed on a man and his wife at West Coast Demerara, police said. Excavator operator, 24-year old  Hanson Forde and his 40-year old mother, Dawn Martin, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara told police that at about ...

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ExxonMobil considers drilling more exploration wells offshore Guyana ; to shift support from Trinidad’s energy services

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 14:07 by Denis Chabrol Demerara Waves Report (C) 2017 ExxonMobil will eventually scale back hiring exploration support from Trinidad-based companies and will instead turn to a shore-base operation in Guyana for production operations, even as it eyes exploring two other potential oil reservoirs, Country Manager, Jeff Simon announced. He said the company was evaluating its latest ...

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Time past for Banks DIH GYD$28 billion court case against GRA – Attorney General

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 12:40 by Denis Chabrol Banks DIH Limited’s High Court action to claim GYD$28.4 billion in purported mistakenly paid consumption taxes and interest was Wednesday knocked down by Attorney General, Basil Williams on the grounds that time has long passed for the company to take action against the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). Stressing that ...

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