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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 22:02

Mother arrested after daughter busted with cocaine- CANU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 22:02 by Denis Chabrol [fA woman was among three persons arrested after her 19-year old daughter, who she accompanied to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, was allegedly busted with cocaine in her handbag, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The anti-drug agency said the young woman, who lives on the East Coast Demerara,  ...

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Commonwealth Secretary General welcomes UN SG’s referral of Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to World Court

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 19:57 by Denis Chabrol The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, to refer the long-standing border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Scotland recalled that at the September 2017 meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group ...

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Government tackling low birth registration rate in Region One

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 19:39 by Denis Chabrol A four-person team from Guyana’s General Registrar’s Office (GRO) registered over 170 Guyanese for birth certificates over the past two days as part of efforts to tackle low registration in Region One (Barima-Waini), government said Wednesday. The new registrations were made during the first two days of the Registration ...

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Trained mass casualty emergency responders to be deployed for Flag Raising, Mashramani

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 19:23 by Denis Chabrol Fresh from specialised training that ended Wednesday, 39 mass casualty personnel, under the umbrella of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), will be deployed on Republic Flag Raising night and Mashramani, official said. The CDC’s Deputy Director-General. Lt. Col. Kester Craig told Demerara Waves Online News that the aim is ...

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Guyana-born man held in US for pimping teenage girl

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:21 by Denis Chabrol A local man born in Guyana remains in Cobb County Jail, in the U.S. State of Georgia after authorities say he was caught pimping a 16-year-old girl, the newspaper, Patch.com, reported. Keron Owen Hamilton, 26, waived his right to an arraignment hearing on Monday, according to court records. According ...

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GTT boasts readiness to support oil and gas boom

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:11 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) has assured investors in the oil and gas sector that the country is unlikely to experience disruptions to international connectivity with the rest of the world because the submarine fibre-optic cable has a back-up system. Delivering a presentation at the recently concluded GIPEX ...

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