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GRA seizes 17,000 gallons of smuggled diesel aboard fishing vessel converted to transport fuel

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:12 by Denis Chabrol Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) seized 80,000 litres (17,597 gallons) of diesel aboard a fishing vessel that was converted to  ship fuel, the agency said. “The officers conducted a rummage of the vessel and it was discovered that even though the ...

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‘Operation Crackdown’ on bad mining practices that are causing deadly pit cave-ins

Last Updated on Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 9:26 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has begun what could turn out to be  a major crackdown on mining practices that have been causing mining pits to cave in and killing miners, the Ministry of Natural Resources indicated. The Ministry of  Natural Resources Ministry said its Compliance Division’s Corp of Wardens, and the ...

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South Rupununi roads upgraded

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 22:59 by Denis Chabrol Residents of South Rupununi can now travel with ease in and out of their communities following the repairs of several roads in various communities, government reported Tuesday. The relief came within three weeks following diligent work by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to repair access roads and bridges to ...

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Guyanese woman pleads guilty to illegally re-entering U.S.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 20:17 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from The Daily Gazette SCHENECTADY — A Guyanese woman who was deported from the United States nearly 20 years ago pleaded guilty Monday to illegally re-entering the country. Indrawattie Sookram, 40, admitted she re-entered the U.S. in 2000 after having been deported from the country in September 1999, ...

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CreditInfo warns of risk of ‘taking out’ hire purchase items for other persons who do not pay up

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 12:06 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s lone credit bureau, CreditInfo, is warning of the risk of buying products on hire purchase for other persons because their failure to pay their installments can determine the terms on which banks and other lenders might you money or give you credit. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CreditInfo Guyana, ...

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Guyana nears decision on new fuel supplier following closure of Trinidad’s refinery

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:59 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government is wrapping up its search for a new source of fuel supplies, following the closure of Trinidad and Tobago’s state oil refinery, Petrotrin, official said. Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson told Demerara Waves Online News that Petrotrin has agreed to supply Guyana until the end of ...

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“A lot of time wasted” on preparing criminal case files, British Adviser to SOCU says at money laundering investigation and asset recovery course

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 10:26 by Denis Chabrol The Adviser to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr. Sam Sittlington on Tuesday lamented that a lot of time was being wasted in shuttling files between investigators and legal advisers before charges are laid and some cases are still being lost in the courts. “There ...

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Drilling of water wells to bring unprecedented relief to Region Nine residents

Last Updated on Monday, 1 October 2018, 18:51 by Denis Chabrol The drilling of eight wells, in eight villages in the South Rupununi, Upper Takutu- Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) by the Brazilian Army under its 6th Battalion Engineering Corps, has the potential to bring unprecedented relief to the residents of the Region, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Monday. Minister Harmon was ...

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Mexico shares oil industry safety expertise with Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 1 October 2018, 18:36 by Denis Chabrol Mexico’s Agency for Safety, Energy and the Environment (ASEA) is sharing its industrial and safety and environmental regulations of the oil and gas industry based on its Risk Management Model, officials said. Officials of ASEA, the main regulator of the Mexican oil industry, are facilitating a two and a half-day workshop ...

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Three entities claim ownership of City wharf leased to Paul Sandy’s shipping company

Last Updated on Monday, 1 October 2018, 17:58 by Denis Chabrol Amid claims that Town Clerk, Royston King allegedly leased a Lombard Street wharf that supposedly does not belong to the City Council, new information surfaced on Monday that two other entities are laying claim to the property. Paul Sandy, the lone Director and Secretary of Quick Shipping Inc; testified ...

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October 2018