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Businessman denies offering GYD$ millions to kill President Granger

Last Updated on Monday, 31 July 2017, 16:51 by Denis Chabrol An East Bank Demerara businessman on Monday denied that he ever offered GYD$6 to GYD$7 million to a barber in the neighbourhood to kill President David Granger, but disclosed that he had lent the man money in the past. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into how effective the ...

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Assassination plot: Police Commissioner Persaud denies instructing bail for friend, brother

Last Updated on Monday, 31 July 2017, 13:43 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud denied instructing that bail be granted to a man who allegedly plotted to kill President David Granger, saying that he merely offered an “opinion” based on the investigations at that stage. Persaud said while he was on leave, he also suggested to Detective Narine instead ...

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Third prisoner caught in less than 24 hours; four still on the run

Last Updated on Monday, 31 July 2017, 8:04 by Denis Chabrol Another prison escapee was early Monday captured at a house at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, police said. He is Shawn Harris who had exited the swampy area of the Lusignan Prison through a muddy hole under the foundation of a wall. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the ...

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Prison escapee surrenders in mother’s company

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017, 19:14 by Denis Chabrol Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine this evening announced that Lusignan Prison escapee Kerry Cromwell is back in police custody. Asst Commissioner Ramnarine advised that Cromwell’s mother contacted a senior government functionary and advised of Cromwell’s whereabouts and the family’s willingness to turn him in. His mother along with other ...

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Prison escapee shot dead during shootout with Joint Services

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017, 13:16 by Denis Chabrol An escapee from the Lusignan Prison was Sunday afternoon shot dead during an alleged shootout with members of the security forces. Government’s Department of Public Information said  Clive Forde aka El Sinkie was killed during a confrontation at East Ruimveldt. “Joint Services received information that Forde was hiding out in ...

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Golden opportunity for investment in the sweet potato value chain

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017, 7:47 by Denis Chabrol by Adelle Roopchand Agriculture is often perceived as a risky sector for investors and banks are generally reluctant to lend to farmers due to their lack of understanding of the sector and associating it with high risk. However, in recent years various types of innovative financial instruments are being ...

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Opinion: A local potboiler of soap opera proportion

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017, 7:30 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall Right before the stunned eyes of this nation a real life film noir unfolds with one sizzling development after another, and with alarming frequency.  Other than for the impacted principals, especially the grieving family society yawns in disbelief and with some disinterest.  It has seen so ...

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Opinion: Anti money laundering the new imperialism

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017, 7:23 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall The more I study anti money laundering requirements, the more I come to see the entire process as representative of a new imperialism.  In practice and result, this can also be viewed as the face of bloodless 21st century coups d’état; the changes are mental and ...

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Canadian gold refinery wants Guyana to tighten anti-money laundering system; source of gold systems

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 July 2017, 7:15 by Denis Chabrol A Canadian company that refines Guyana’s gold wants local authorities to tighten several areas to ensure the precious yellow metal is not used to wash dirty money, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. Royal Canadian Mint’s Director of Storage and Refining Solutions, Steve Higgins has since told ...

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Prime Minister lashes back at Jagdeo over criticisms of broadcast law amendments

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 July 2017, 21:10 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has dismissed as totally baseless the criticisms leveled at government by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, about the regulations proposed for the Amended Broadcast Act. The Prime Minister, in a Department of Public Information (DPI) interview, Saturday stated that the regulations were done in accordance with ...

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July 2017