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Suriname’s plan to licence Guyanese fishing vessels triggers concerns

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 the period when the licences are normally granted.” In a joint ...

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

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 of the then Ministry of Public Infrastructure. Attorney General Anil Nandlall ...

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

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 and the Surinamese President Chandrikapersad Santokhi on Thursday announced that they ...

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Goldsmith, customers robbed of jewellery, cash

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 PM and robbed the goldsmith and four customers before fleeing on ...

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Presidents of Guyana, Suriname arrive at “strategic” decisions

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday night hinted that he and his Surinamese counterpart, President Chandrikapersad Santokhi hours earlier arrived at major decisions in a number of areas including oil and gas. Addressing a State Dinner in honour of Mr. Santokhi and his high-level delegation, Dr. Ali said the bilateral  talks would continue on Thursday. The Guyanese leader indicated that already ...

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“Saw man” shot dead after robbery in Cuyuni

One person has been killed and two others robbed at Toroparu Backdam, Cuyuni River, police said. The robbery and homicide occurred at about 7:45 Tuesday night. The only name of the dead person has been identified only as “Saw-man” . The robbery victims are a 38-year-old miner and his 36-year-old Venezuelan girlfriend. Police said the four suspects wielded a handgun ...

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Roraima Airways plane makes “emergency landing” aback Haags Bosch after engine failure

A Roraima Airways plane late Saturday morning suffered an engine failure and made an “emergency landing” at Haags Bosch a short distance from the East Bank Demerara landfill, but no one has perished, officials said. “The cause of the accident is unknown at this time,” the local carrier said. The passengers included two adults and one child. The Director-General of ...

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Corn, soya bean trial showing positive results ahead of September reaping period

Investors in the large-scale planting of soya bean and corn say that trials at a ranch, located in the Upper Berbice River area, are already showing good prospects. The group of investors, which comprises the owners of Guyana Stock Feed Limited, Royal Chicken, Edun Farms, SBM Wood, Dubulay Ranch, and Bounty Farm Limited, along with the Brazilian-owned N F Agriculture ...

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No indication cocaine busted on CAL aircraft in United States was loaded in Guyana- CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) says so far it does not believe that the three kilogrammes of cocaine that US agents found on a  Caribbean Airlines plane was loaded on the aircraft in Guyana. “Preliminary indicators do not suggest that that the narcotics was placed on the aircraft while it was parked at CJIA (Cheddi Jagan International Airport),” CANU said ...

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Three, including car driver, wanted for cash, raw gold heist

Three men, including the driver who allegedly transported the bandits with more than GYD$59 million in cash and raw gold that they carted off from a gold dealership, are wanted by police, the Guyana Police Force said. They include taxi driver Dequan King called Titus or Quanie of 20 ‘D’ Field, Sophia. “Dequan King is also the principal offender and ...

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