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Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Canada finds cocaine hidden under airplane’s catering trolleys

( ).-More than seven kilograms of cocaine were found hidden under an airplane’s catering carts at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). CBSA officials, couldn’t say where the flight originated from, but told NEWSTALK1010, they believed it came from the Carribean. CBSA officers noticed “anomalies” on the aircraft’s food trolleys while searching an unspecified aircraft on Feb. 8. After an ...

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Power restored to all areas following massive blackout

Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Chief Executive Officer, Renford Homer said power has been restored to all areas following widespread blackouts on Sunday and Monday. He said that normally it would take one hour, but this time it went beyond that time due to a particular issue. The Acting CEO was at the time giving an update on the recent ...

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Fmr. Attorney General takes VAT law restriction on leaving Guyana to High Court

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday challenged the constitutionality of an recent amendment to the tax laws that seeks to prohibit persons who owe Value Added Tax from leaving Guyana until they pay up or make acceptable arrangements to do so. The application will be heard on February 24, 2017. In court papers seen by Demerara ...

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Potaro man remanded for attempted murder

Shawn Fillicene, 43 years, of Ewang, Potaro, was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the attempted murder of Manuel DeSantos at Ewang Backdam. The charge against Shawn read that he attempted to murder DeSantos on February 11. DeSantos is believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds to his neck. Police Prosecution objected to bail for the ...

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East Coast man granted bail for illegally using $1.6M in raw gold

26-year-old Gerald Brown was today granted $300,000 bail for fraudulent conversio of some $1.6Million in raw gold. The charge read against Brown is that on February 8, 2017 at Lethem, he fraudulently converted 141 pennyweights of raw gold, valued at $1.6M, which was supposed to be handed over to Roxanne Rambishun. The charge was read by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. ...

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Guyanese die in New Jersey accident

A Guyanese couple died in accident when the car hey were travelling in collided with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike. Dead are Fred Egerton and Shirmoon Khan , both of Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River. New Jersey News 12 reported that part of the New Jersey Turnpike was shut down Sunday evening after two people were killed in a crash ...

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