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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Israeli Group explores dairy farming to supply milk to DDL

Last Updated on Friday, 20 August 2021, 16:06 by Denis Chabrol Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and the LR Group of Israel are currently undertaking a feasibility study for the establishment of a commercially viable dairy farming operation designed to supply DDL’s TOPCO milk plant with fresh cows’ milk for pasteurization and packaging, DDL said on Friday. The study forms part ...

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Legal action looms over move to block promotion of 30 fire fighters

Last Updated on Friday, 20 August 2021, 16:53 by Denis Chabrol Several of 30 firefighters on Friday set the stage for High Court action to challenge a decision by the Ministry of Home Affairs to block their promotions. Attorney-at-Law Eusi Anderson- representing Shekel Rogers, Kathyann Belille,  Tiffany Sancho, Marlon Philadelphia, Akaney Hinckson, Winston Manjet, Candesa Cox, Lois Cordis, Shenne Subrattie, ...

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Suriname’s plan to licence Guyanese fishing vessels triggers concerns

Last Updated on Friday, 20 August 2021, 14:25 by Denis Chabrol Suriname has agreed to licence Guyanese fishermen to operate in Surinamese waters, but an opposition party there has registered its objection. President Irfaan Ali, at a joint news conference on Thursday with his Surinamese counterpart, announced that from January 2022, Guyanese fishers would be granted  licences “because this is ...

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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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