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Jamaican company, David Patterson, former Permanent Secretary sued for weigh-in-motion scales

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 22:09 by Denis Chabrol A Jamaican company, former Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and the former Permanent Secretary Balraj Balram are facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit concerning the purchase of three weigh-in-motion scales that government said had not been delivered. Also sued is Lawrence Mentis, a then  Engineer/Manager of the Special Projects Unit ...

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Two released after forensic lab proves police field test for cocaine was wrong

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 20:03 by Denis Chabrol Two persons, who had been arrested in connection with the alleged discovery of cocaine in powdered milk, have been released  from custody after tests show that there was no trace of the narcotic, police said Thursday. Police had initially said that a field test conducted on packets of Fernleaf ...

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Guyana, Suriname poised to strengthen health cooperation

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 19:52 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and Suriname are set to heighten cooperation in health including the provision of highly specialised services, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Thursday shortly after inking an accord with his counterpart. He offered, as examples Guyana being able to offer kidney transplants to Surinamese, and this country sending ...

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Guyanese farmers’ produce could be exported to Europe via Suriname

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 19:10 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese farmers’ produce could soon be exported to neighbouring Suriname and possibly to Europe now that the two countries have formally agreed to remove existing barriers, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha said on Thursday. “Through GMC (Guyana Marketing Corporation), we are finding markets for these small farmers. They bring the ...

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Guyana, Suriname agree to funding, operational model for Corentyne Bridge; location to be finalised

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 18:37 by Denis Chabrol Guyana and Suriname have agreed to a funding and operational model for the bridge across the Corentyne River, even as maritime experts from both countries decide on where the thoroughfare would be located in light of plans for joint gas project and related industries. President of Guyana, Irfaan Ali ...

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Goldsmith, customers robbed of jewellery, cash

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 7:41 by Denis Chabrol A goldsmith of Da Silva Street, Newtown, Georgetown and several customers, who were there Wednesday night, were robbed of approximately GY$3,220,400 worth of gold  jewellery, cash and other valuables, police said. Investigators were informed that three men, who were armed with guns, arrived at the goldsmith at about 8:45 ...

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Attorney General, US law enforcement officials discuss extradition, deportation, prosecution

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021, 7:23 by Denis Chabrol Senior representatives of  United States law enforcement agencies and Attorney General Anil Nandlall have discussed the extradition of persons and organised financial crimes,. Mr. Nandlall says the team updated him on a number of areas in the legal sector that the US wants support for. “The US team updated ...

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