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Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

UG Students Society to challenge legality of increased administrative fees

The University of Guyana Students’ Society (UGSS) Tuesday afternoon announced that it would be taking the university’s administration to court to challenge the legality of  increasing administrative fees. The announcement was made by UGSS President, Norwell Hinds during a meeting with students over what their organisation said is the unilateral increase of the fees for 2018. He dismissed the UG ...

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Cocaine-fish intercepted at CJI Airport, seven arrested

Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Tuesday evening arrested seven persons after a quantity of cocaine concealed in a shipment of fish was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. CANU said the frozen fish was bound for the United States (US). The anti-drug unit of the Ministry of Public Security said the shipping company currently being investigated allegedly is ...

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Two charged with robbing elderly man of pension

Two  men, who allegedly robbed a 71-year old man of his pension shortly after he got it, were arrested moments after and gave since been charged, police said. “The suspects have since been charged with Robbery with Violence and are scheduled to appear before a Magistrate at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow,” police said. They have been identified as 25-year ...

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Four arrested for gunning down of money-changer -police

  Four men, including two who had previously robbed America Street money-changer, Shawn ‘Fabulous’ Nurse, have been arrested in connection with his murder, police said. The Guyana Police Force said so far one of the suspects might  be lying to detectives. “A red Honda CG Motorcycle suspected to have been used in the commission of the crime based on CCTV ...

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Miners Association calls for swift, smooth conversion from Prospecting Licence to Mining Permit

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) on Tuesday called on the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission to fast-track the change-over of lands from prospecting licence to medium scale mining permits and to cease attaching any conditions for the process. “The GGDMA categorically rejects the ongoing, inordinate delays in processing of the requested applications. We reiterate that the GGMC has ...

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