Daily Archives: Friday, 13 November 2020, 22:55

GRA scanner image of suspected cocaine-laden container not recoverable

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020, 22:55 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has been unable to recover the scanner image of a shipping container that was suspected to have been laden with 11.5 tons of cocaine, the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said Friday night. “Image can’t be recovered,” he said, adding ...

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26 Haitians in protective custody, five persons arrested in human trafficking probe

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020, 17:30 by Denis Chabrol Five persons have been arrested in an ongoing human trafficking dragnet that captured 26 Haitian nationals, government said. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in a statement Friday, said police conducted two separate operations in Georgetown and Linden. A search of a city hotel by police found a number of ...

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24 foreign women arrested at strip club- Home Affairs Ministry says 20 days later

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020, 17:23 by Denis Chabrol Twenty-four foreign women, who allegedly overstayed their time in Guyana, were arrested from a well-known strip club,m Baroombar International, and later released on station bail, the Home Affairs Ministry said 20 days days after the cordon and search operation was held. The ministry said those arrested were eight Dominican ...

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City Council challenges Local Govt Commission’s refusal to approve appointment of top officials

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020, 17:08 by Denis Chabrol The Georgetown City Council is challenging the legality of a decision by the Local Government Commission (LGC) to refuse to appoint six officers of the city government’s administration although it had been given the right to advertise, interview and select persons  a committee had deemed fit for the positions. ...

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New hire purchase legislation to abolish seizure of items after one-time non-payment

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020, 16:17 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that Guyana’s new hire purchase legislation would abolish the right of sellers to seize items if they are owed one month’s instalment. Addressing the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce – Guyana (AMCHAM-G), Dr. Ali said the new law ...

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GTT to implement new 3G software

Last Updated on Friday, 13 November 2020, 7:10 by Denis Chabrol -17 2G sites scheduled for upgrades The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) said it would be implementing a new 3G software and would be turning down 17 of its 2G cell sites across Guyana on November 15, 2020. As a result of the enhancement, customers with 2G devices ...

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