Daily Archives: Monday, 6 February 2017, 16:53

Man gets 5 years prison, $237million court fine for 194lbs cocaine in fish

Last Updated on Monday, 6 February 2017, 16:53 by Derwayne Wills Kapil Haresh Thakurian, 32-years-old, from Enmore/Foulis, East Coast Demerara was today sentenced to five years in prison, and fined $237million for possession of some 194 lbs of cocaine found in fish at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Thakurian was sentenced today by City Magistrate Leron Daly. Thakurian was charged ...

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Professor Mars murder accused stabbed at Georgetown Magistrate Courts

Last Updated on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 8:26 by Derwayne Wills A prisoner was today stabbed at the Georgetown Magistrate Courts, just a few minutes after police locked down the prisoner holding area and instituted a search on all inmates because of another knife-possession matter earlier this morning. The victim, 18-year-old Timothy Paul Chance, is one of the accused in ...

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Georgetown public hospital gets new Board of Directors

Last Updated on Monday, 6 February 2017, 18:26 by Derwayne Wills Cabinet has given approval for the appointment of a new Board at the Georgetown Public Hospital, according to Public Health minister Volda Lawrence, during her first press conference today as the top public health official. The board’s chairperson is Kesaundra Alves, the holder of a Law undergraduate degree and ...

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Guyana, Suriname to set aside protected areas at sea

Last Updated on Monday, 6 February 2017, 13:13 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and Suriname are preparing the groundwork to set aside 10 percent of their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ)  as marine protected areas by 2020 in keeping with a project between World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the European Union (EU). The EU has alllocated 1.25 million Euros for the project ...

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Exam date set for ‘distressed’ nursing students, exam leak still under police investigation

Last Updated on Monday, 6 February 2017, 12:58 by Derwayne Wills The Public Health ministry, under new minister Volda Lawrence, has called on the Education Ministry for assistance in resolving an exam dilemma which emerged last year when students were told they might have to re-sit their examinations. The Education Ministry will now assist the Public Health Ministry and the ...

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