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APNU+AFC banking on Joe Biden administration for improved relations

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon is  hoping that the incoming administration of United States President-elect Joe Biden will improve the political and social conditions in Guyana. “We commit to working with you to rebuild trust between our peoples, strengthening goodwill and re-establishing constitutional democracy and social cohesion in Guyana after a recent period of political and social turmoil and distress,”  Mr. ...

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Scrap metal shipment transited Guadeloupe before arriving cocaine-laden in Belgium; Guyanese shipper wanted

The shipment of scrap metal, in which 11.5 tonnes of cocaine were discovered stashed on arrival  in Belgium, had transited the French Overseas Department of Guadeloupe, the Head of  Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) James Singh said Friday night. He said the broker has been arrested and investigators are looking for the shipper – Marlon Primo- who is the brother ...

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Guyanese ex-policeman extradited to US to face drug trafficking charges

Shawn Neblett, an ex-policeman was Friday extradited to the United States (US) to face drug trafficking charges, an American embassy spokeswoman said. From all accounts, he lost his defence before a Guyana Magistrates’ court to show cause why he should not extradited to the US, The US Embassy spokeswoman confirmed that Neblett was removed from Guyana on Friday in accordance ...

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Guyana appears unwilling to pay for high-tech forensic team to probe gruesome killing of Henry cousins

The  Guyana government appeared unwilling fund a  Argentines and Spain forensic experts to visit Guyana to investigate the killing and mutilation of the teenage Henry cousins, saying that could set the stage for similar demands in the future. “If we set precedent of this nature, then every person, we brought in a Caricom team, then every person will bring in ...

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“I don’t think the government should swear in Oneidge Walrond again”- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday virtually ruled our Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond being sworn in again, although the records show she had been sworn in as a parliamentarian while she had been a dual citizen. “Personally, I don’t think the government should swear in Oneidge Walrond again. Right now, she is not an American citizen. ...

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Minister Walrond took parliamentary oath while she was a US citizen- official American records

Tourism Minister Oneidge Walrond appeared to have taken the oath of office as a parliamentarian before she had lost her United States (US) citizenship, but the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs stayed clear of saying whether she has breached Guyana’s constitution. In the Certificate of Loss of Nationality released by the Clerk  of the National Assembly, it shows ...

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CANU releases 2, hunting 3 for Belgium’s 11.5 ton cocaine-in-scrap metal bust

Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has released two shippers in connection with the 11.5 ton cocaine bust in Belgium, and has since begun hunting several other persons even as international cooperation continues apace, a top anti-drug agent said Friday. CANU Head James Singh declined to confirm whether Belgian law enforcement agencies would be providing shipping container seals to track down ...

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GGMC Board Secretary shot

The Board Secretary of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Jacques Foster was Thursday night shot and injured. Police said the 44-year old was shot by an identifiable man in his home village of Montrose, East Coast Demerara. Mr. Foster was injured to his right hand from which a warhead was removed by doctors at a city hospital. Mr. ...

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Overseas-based Guyanese can help craft national development plan- new US think-tank study; Guyana gets low marks

A new study by the Washington DC-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has given the Guyana government low marks for harnessing the Diaspora, and recommends that every effort be made to encourage overseas-based Guyanese to  craft and implement a national development plan. In a report titled “The Guyanese Diaspora”, the Americas Division of the think-tank says the return ...

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