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Guyana Parliament hails late US terrorism convict, Abdul Kadir, for “dedicated service” as lawmaker

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2019, 6:06 by Denis Chabrol The National Assembly on Friday hailed the contributions of former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who died in a US prison where he had been serving life imprisonment for conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. Junior Minister of Agriculture, Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, in paying tribute, credited Kadir ...

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Guyanese woman charged in federal sting with smuggling migrants from Bahamas to Miami

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 April 2019, 0:45 by Writer Reproduced from the Miami Herald BY JAY WEAVER In an unusual sting operation, a woman from Guyana has been arrested by federal authorities on charges of illegally bringing a boatload of undocumented foreigners from the Bahamas to Miami. Marcia Sunita Pestano, 44, was granted a $250,000 bond Friday as an ...

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Cocaine-in-fire extinguisher bound for flight intercepted, 4 arrested – CANU

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2019, 20:52 by Writer The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday it foiled a plan to smuggle cocaine in a fire extinguisher on an outgoing flight. “The suspected narcotic was unearthed concealed in a fire extinguisher believed to be destined for placement on an aircraft for an international destination at CJIA (Cheddi Jagan International ...

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Cabinet shakeup: Broomes, Yearwood reassigned from Natural Resources, Housing

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2019, 17:59 by Writer Guyana’s President David Granger on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle in keeping with a High Court ruling that lawmakers with dual citizenship is unconstitutional. Simona Broomes has been removed from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Valerie Patterson-Yearwood, from the Ministry of Housing. Annette Ferguson is no longer Junior Minister ...

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BREAKING: Governing coalition names replacements for dual citizenship MPs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 16:43 by Writer The governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has identified four candidates to replace the four ministers whose parliamentary role is unconstitutional because they hold dual citizenship. Party sources, however, say it is unclear whether any of the new lawmakers will be appointed ministers. Those expected to he ...

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Roger Khan wants early release from US prison based on “good-conduct credit”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 8:01 by Writer Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan wants to be released earlier than July on the grounds that he racked up good credits under a recent Trump-approved law, but the Federal Correctional Institution on Tuesday asked the court to reject his petition, according to court documents filed in a Florida ...

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Two arrested for shooting death of driver-mechanic

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 7:30 by Writer Police on Wednesday said they arrested two suspects in connection with the gunning down of  a driver-mechanic at Kuribrong Trail, Potaro River, on Easter Monday. “Two suspects are in custody assisting with the investigation. The autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday),” police said. A gold miner, Elon Thomas, who the ...

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April 2019