Daily Archives: Thursday, 3 August 2017, 21:49

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 August 2017, 21:49 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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Father of nine on drug possession charge remanded

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 August 2017, 19:13 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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No ban on cigarette vending- Public Health Minister, but law prohibits tray sales

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 August 2017, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Thursday said cigarette vending in the public would not be banned, a position that is in direct contrast to the prohibition of cigarettes in carrying-trays. “The Bill passed in the House is not one which will stop people from smoking and it does ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 August 2017, 16:39 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 August 2017, 13:52 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 3 August 2017, 1:41 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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