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Frequent-flyer caught with cocaine in false bottom suitcase

A frequent flyer was Tuesday afternoon caught attempting to smuggle cocaine to Canada through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), according to police sources. The 41-year old man from 46 East La Penitence, Georgetown was caught when a suspicious object was spotted by Narcotics Police at the baggage scanner. When a search was conducted, two kilogrammes of cocaine were found ...

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Private Sector Commission Chairman wants IMC for City

As it becomes increasingly apparent that Guyana’s long-delayed local government election is unlikely before year-end, Chairman of the Private Sector Commission Ronald Webster wants an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to rescue the insanitary city. Webster said that with plans to hold the polls are dragging on since the last one was held in 1994, he has now shifted his position ...

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Irish teen cleared on Guyana president death threat charge

(BBC NEWS).-Irish teen cleared on Guyana president death threat charge An Irish teenager charged with threatening to assassinate the president of Guyana has had the case against him dropped. Prosecutors announced on 30 May that they were dropping the charges against gap year student Cillian Crosson, 17, from Lambtown, Ardee. He had been working as a volunteer teacher in South ...

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AG Nandlall “lie” – Granger

Leader of the Opposition David Granger has accused Attorney General Anil Nandlall of misleading the public with his statement that no reason has been offered for the non-support of the confirmation of the acting Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice. Nandlall at a PPP press conference on Monday told reporters that President Donald Ramotar opened talks with Granger soon ...

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Wismar Post Office robbery: Trio detained, police rifle recovered

The rifle that was snatched from a policeman during a robbery at the Wismar Post Office was Tuesday morning discovered in a clump of bushes on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway, well-placed sources said. None of the estimated GUY$2 million that was stolen from the post office has been recovered so far. Three persons, who have been detained, are very well-known to ...

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China commits US$3B to Caribbean

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Guyana will soon be looking at how it will tap into a US$1.5B grant announced by the Chinese Government, during a visit of that country’s President Xi Jinping to Port of Spain, Trinidad. This was announced by President Donald Ramotar, shortly after Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads met with the Chinese Head ofState at the Hilton Hotel in Port of Spain, ...

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Functioning FIU among factors that secured money laundering law extension – AG Nandlall

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Attorney General Anil Nandlall says Guyana secured the deadline extension to conform to international anti-money laundering standards because of the work it has already done towards that end. He told the media at a PPP press conference on Monday that the extension for the passage of the now-stalled Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill (AML/CFT) was granted ...

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NBS further reduces mortgage rates

The New Building Society (NBS) today announced yet another reduction on mortgage rates with effect from July 1, 2013. According to a release from the Society, this move is a reflection of its continuous quest to ensure affordable mortgages for citizens. Over the past few years, the NBS has asserted itself as a major player in the residential mortgage market ...

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Town Clerk, City Treasurer positions to be re-advertised

The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development will re-advertise for the positions of the Town Clerk and City Treasurer at the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC), after it was found that persons who applied for the posts lack the relevant experience and qualification. Acting Town Clerk, Carol Sooba has been coming under fire since she her appointment, with ...

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Time running out for local gov’t polls this year

The timeframe for local government elections this year is dwindling with the opposition adopting an obstructionist posture, according to Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud. Four pieces of legislation are currently in a parliamentary Special Select Committee where they were sent after a bipartisan task force failed to agree on the reforms after several years. Persaud said they had made some ...

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