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Daily Archives: February 14, 2018

Mother arrested after daughter busted with cocaine- CANU

[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,  was scheduled to travel to the United States She was accompanied ...

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

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 on Guyana, Ministers noted Guyana’s concerns that this longstanding controversy has ...

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Government tackling low birth registration rate in Region One

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 Outreach activity by the GRO officials and guided by Member of ...

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

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 to treat critically injured persons and rush them to the nearest ...

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Guyana-born man held in US for pimping teenage girl

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,, reported. Keron Owen Hamilton, 26, waived his right to an arraignment hearing on Monday, according to court records. According to Cobb County Jail records, Hamilton was booked on Oct. 13 on ...

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GTT boasts readiness to support oil and gas boom

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 2018 Oil and Gas conference and exhibition, GTT’s, Chief Executive Officer Mr. ...

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