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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 21:35 by Writer A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. ...

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Deputy Chief Elections Officer charged with misconduct in public office, granted GYD$300,000 bail

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 22:04 by Writer Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers was Friday morning granted $150,000 bail on each of two counts of misconduct in public office related to the March 2, 2020 general elections. Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan granted Ms. Myers her pretrial liberty after representation by her lawyers Nigel Hughes and Ronald Daniels. ...

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GPSU, gov’t make progress in resolving some nurses’ concerns -Dr. Westford

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 21:51 by Writer Government advisor, Dr. Jennifer Westford on Wednesday night said a joint committee with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has been making progress in resolving several issues that are facing nurses but she acknowledged that the demand for COVID-19 risk allowances to be paid to all nurses has not been ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 21:53 by Writer Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were ...

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Several reasons surface for Deputy Chief Elections Officer’s arrest, detention

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 22:03 by Writer At least three reasons were Wednesday cited by her lawyers and police for the arrest and detention of Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers, after the Guyana Police Force disputed an account by one of her lawyers for locking her up overnight Tuesday. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said he was standing ...

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Former PNCR leader hospitalised with COVID-19

Last Updated on Friday, 9 October 2020, 22:08 by Writer Former leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Robert Corbin has been hospitalised with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, well-placed sources said. The sources said he was admitted on Tuesday and his condition is listed as stable. He is warded at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown. He is ...

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Investigation into alleged electoral fraud politically motivated, as Deputy Chief Elections Officer remains in custody – pro-coalition Elections Commissioner

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 16:18 by Denis Chabrol Pro A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander said he and his two colleague opposition commissioners have not been contacted by police as part of an investigation into alleged electoral fraud, a clear indication of a politically motivated probe. Speaking outside the Beterverwagting Police ...

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Govt, GPSU agree to suspend nurses’ industrial unrest

Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 12:42 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana government on Wednesday agreed to suspend industrial unrest by nurses to pave the way for negotiations between the two sides over the next two weeks, according to well-placed sources. The agreement was inked by GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardener and ...

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Digicel, GTT promise vastly improved connectivity now telecoms sector is liberalised

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 16:34 by Denis Chabrol Digicel and the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) on Tuesday said they were ready to vastly improve connectivity now that the country’s telecommunications sector has been formally liberalised with government’s full activation of the 2016 Telecommunications Act. Digicel said it was getting ready to bring a new era ...

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Trial resumes for businessman, employee accused of Robb St. triple murder

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 13:14 by Denis Chabrol The trial of city businessman, 75-year-old Mr Ganga Krishna and his employee, who are accused of the November 2014 alleged murders of Mr Randolph Thomas and his two teenage daughters, restarted on Monday, October 05, 2020 before Justice Brassington Reynolds and a 12 person jury. Mr Krishna, along with ...

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October 2020