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Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

National Anti-Narcotics Agency will be policy-maker- Ramjattan

The National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA) will be a policy-making body and all drug-fighting operational activities will remain with existing law enforcement agencies, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said. During consideration of supplementary estimates for GYD$8,877,225 for equipment and furniture for NANA’s headquarters, Ramjattan said the Guyana Police Force, Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Guyana Revenue ...

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Father of nine on drug possession charge remanded

by Antoyne Toney A 46 year-old man, who is a father of nine, was charged with being in possession of cocaine and marijuana and was refused bail. Shawn Samuel of 274 Eccles, East Bank Demerara,  appeared before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge. The prosecution’s case is that on July ...

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Mother of two ,who allegedly killed her children’s father, granted bail

by Antoyne Toney A 21 year old woman, who is a mother of two, was Thursday afternoon granted GYD$250,000 bail on a charge of manslaughter she allegedly committed on her children’s father. Lisa Halley of 55 David Street, Kitty, Georgetown was arraigned before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court. Police accused Lisa Halley of killing  Dillion Halley ...

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Security forces uncover more drugs, other illegal items at two jails

As efforts continue to tighten security at Guyana’s prisons, the security services have found more prohibited items at two jails, resulting in prison officers at one prison receiving death threats for the seizure of drugs, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said Thursday. He said a probe has been launched into the discovery of cellular phones and narcotics at the Timehri ...

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Cevon’s Waste Disposal workers held for allegedly smuggling marijuana, other items into Lusignan Prison; to be fired immediately

Three workers of Cevon’s Waste Disposal Service were Thursday morning arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels said. Samuels said the workers went there to collect the portable toilets from the Lusignan Prison building and the asphalted holding area when a search was ordered. A haversack containing what is ...

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Bring back overseas voting; each ministry must have Diaspora office – David Hinds

United States (US)-based Guyanese Political Science Professor, David Hinds has called for the return of overseas voting 32 years after it was drastically reduced amid concerns that the then People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration had used it to help to cheat elections and remain in office. “I think the problem for us in Guyana was not the concept of overseas ...

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