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Germany seizes 1.5 tons of cocaine-in-rice from Guyana

Authorities in Hamburg have found over €300 million worth of cocaine in a cargo ship container, Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports. The massive stash, which has an estimated street value of around €300 million ($353 million), was hidden between sacks of rice in the container which came from Guyana, local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt reported. Hamburg authorities discovered 1.5 tons of cocaine ...

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Lowenfield’s lawyer asks DPP to drop charges

By Samuel Sukhnandan Attorney-at-Law Mr. Nigel Hughes has written Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mrs. Shalimar Ali-Hack asking her to drop all criminal charges that were filed against Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Mr. Keith Lowenfield. Mr. Lowenfield was charged with misconduct in public office, alleged electoral fraud, and conspiracy to alter results that had been declared in the ...

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Criminal probe into GECOM’s 2020 election operations also on the cards- Nandlall

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Saturday did not rule out a criminal probe into the administrative operations of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) concerning the 2020 general elections, but said other options might include a commission of inquiry or a forensic audit. He said a “deep probing police investigation” is among the options being considered to move ahead “very shortly” ...

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Watch out for pyramid and ponzi schemes

The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) is advising members of the public to be wary of Pyramid and Ponzi schemes which are disguised as legitimate investments. The warning from CCAC is being issued in the wake of several enquiries made to the Commission about the investment “scams”. “The Commission has also been told of approaches made to persons with ...

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Lethem policemen arrested for allegedly raping teacher

By Samuel Sukhnandan Two police officers have been accused of raping a 20-year-old female in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper-Takatu-Upper Essequibo). Regional Police Commander, Superintendent Keithon King confirmed with News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online on Wednesday that the two officers are currently under close arrest. Mr. King said the report was lodged with the police on Thursday at ...

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No-confidence motion voter Charrandass Persaud advises PPP, PNC on electoral future

Former backbencher of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led coalition, Charrandass Persaud, who voted for a People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion that eventually led to the March 2, 2020 general elections is advising those two major political parties not to take Guyanese for granted. Mr. Persaud, who has been living in Canada ever since he voted for the Bharrat ...

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Bandit killed after robbing family

Police say 21-year old Dominic Downer of Walter Terrace, La Penitence, Georgetown was shot dead shortly after robbing a family at their Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara home of cash, jewelry and cell phones. Police say they are looking for Downer’s accomplice. Downer was shot dead by a public spirited citizen, who is a licensed firearm holder,  during an armed ...

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President Ali promises unity, transparency, accountability; Western Nations urge bridging of divisions

Newly-elected President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali on Sunday promised to work towards national unity but he gave no indication of when he would reach out to the Chairman of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger. “There is only one future and that future requires a united Guyana, that future requires a strong Guyana, ...

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Guyana explores building shelters for trafficked people in interior regions

by Samuel Sukhnandan Although Guyana has managed to maintain a Tier 1 ranking in the United States (US) State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) 2020 report for a fourth consecutive year, recommendations have been made to set up shelters in outlying areas, outside of the densely populated coastal region. On Thursday, stakeholder representatives from various government ministries and agencies, including ...

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Woman held for marijuana in tennis rolls at New Amsterdam prison

Police are now investigating a trafficking of narcotics incident which occurred at the New Amsterdam Prison on July 29, 2020, the prison service said. According to Prison Officials stationed at the location, the incident occurred about 12:00pm. The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Hemwattie Charandeo, also known as “Heerawattie Seepersaud” of Dispensary Dam, Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice. At the ...

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