Daily Archives: Sunday, 23 April 2017, 23:38

Guyana rules out planting industrial hemp

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2017, 23:38 by Denis Chabrol Government on Sunday ruled out permitting the cultivation of hemp, a member of the cannabis family, for industrial purposes, saying the plant was still prohibited by the United Nations (UN) and Guyana was not about to become a narco-state. Acknowledging those in  favour of industrial hemp in Guyana is ...

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Guyanese chef swallows cocaine to take to Caribbean tourist paradise – police

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2017, 22:41 by Denis Chabrol A chef was Sunday morning arrested after he admitted to swallowing 35 cocaine pellets to take to The Bahamas, police said. The Guyana Police Force did not release his name, but said he 26 years old,  employed by an “established fast-food” entity and lives at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Anti-narcotics ...

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Govt appeals for patience in getting things done

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2017, 22:27 by Denis Chabrol Amid growing concerns that government ministers have lost touch with the grassroots almost two years after they were elected to office, they are appealing for patience in improving the quality of life of Guyanese. At an outreach held Sunday (April 23, 2017) at Den Amstel Primary School, West Coast Demerara, Deputy ...

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Govt encouraged to look to overseas-based Guyanese to upgrade interior airstrips

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2017, 13:43 by Denis Chabrol President of the Florida headquartered Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce Wesley Kirton has suggested that the Guyana government looks to the Diaspora for investment in upgrading airstrips in the country’s hinterland. He threw out the suggestion while chairing the first Annual General Meeting of the National Air Transport Association of ...

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Mason allegedly held with ganja, gun and ammo

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2017, 13:33 by Denis Chabrol A mason was arrested allegedly with ganja, a gun and bullets in Albouystown, and police indicated he could be arraigned as early as Monday on a number of charges. The Guyana Police Force said lawmen got a tip-off, “responded promptly and arrested” the mason on Albouys Street, Albouystown allegedly ...

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Youths below age of sexual consent should access sexual and reproductive health services- PANCAP

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 April 2017, 12:51 by Denis Chabrol Caribbean youth leaders and policy makers are pushing for access to sexual and reproductive health services to be accessed by young people even if they do not reach the age of sexual consent. The decision was taken at the end of a  meeting of Caribbean youth leaders under the aegis ...

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