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Brazilian helicopter pilot caught in New River Triangle faces four charges

The Brazilian helicopter pilot, who was arrested near an illegal mining camp in Guyana’s New River Triangle, will be charged with three aviation-related offences and one immigration offence, according to Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum. He said that on February 27, 2023, pilot Alexander Felix, would be charged with operating a civil aircraft without an airworthiness certificate, interference with an aircraft ...

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Global transparency body also asks Guyana to submit 2021 report

The Norway-headquartered watchdog against corruption in Guyana’s oil and gas, mining and quarrying, forestry, and fisheries sectors has also asked Guyana to also submit its 2021 report, though the priority is the 2020 report,  so that the suspension from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) could be lifted. In a letter dated February 17, 2023, EITI Chairman Helen Clark told ...

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Four in recent drug busts plead guilty

Four persons , who were arrested in connection with several drug busts, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking, according to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). Chaterpaul “Dutchie” Singh,39, of First Street Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara was sentenced to four years imprisonment and fined GY$1,387,800 for trafficking in 3.3 pounds of marijuana. CANU said the charge against Anesia Isfehani, 24, of ...

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Judoka, politician Jeff Sankies dies

Former President of the Guyana Judo Association and politician, Geoffrey ‘Jeff’ Sankies died on Friday morning at his residence on Duke, Street, Kingston, Georgetown, a family member said. He was 78 years old. Sankies was also an executive member of the now defunct Justice For All Party (JFAP). He succumbed to a brief illness at about 6 AM. Sankies passed ...

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Suspects in money laundering not linked to Herstelling accused

A woman, who was among eight persons wanted by the police force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) for questioning about money laundering, on Friday surrendered to investigators who have since arrested her, but she and the others are not linked to family that has been charged with allegedly laundering GY$4.1 billion, her lawyer said. Attorney-at-Law Bernard Da Silva told Demerara ...

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Opposition demands higher carbon credit payout to Amerindians

The opposition People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), and the Alliance For Change (AFC) have issued separate calls for the carbon credit payout to Amerindian villages to be increased from 15 percent to between 25 percent and 85 percent. Questions are lingering about how exactly government apparently arrived unilaterally at 15 percent. For its part, AFC ...

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New Jersey-based Guyanese attempts to smuggle “joints” into Guyana

A Guyana-born American man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly attempting to smuggle 12 rolled marijuana “joints” into Guyana on arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday. The New Jersey-based man, 30-year old Delroy Julius Seaforth, told investigators he came to Guyana to attend a funeral. He was intercepted by officers of ...

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GTT cuts huge chunk of paper billing

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has slashed its paper billing significantly over the past year through its sister company, WeSolveCX,  a company official said. WeSolveCX’s Senior Director, Malini Gouridat said GTT is one of the new company’s “biggest clients”, and over the past year it has digitised its e-billing system. She said GTT is sending out out more ...

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GTT’s parent company launches service to support small, medium, large businesses

Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN), the parent company of Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), has launched a Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) company that is not just a call centre but geared to assist small, medium and large businesses to position themselves in the Guyanese market. General Manager of WeSolveCX, Shem Erskine said the new company is in the marketplace to support Guyana’s ...

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Nigerians attempt to post cocaine overseas- CANU

Two Nigerian men have been arrested in connection with an attempt to post 1.1 pounds of cocaine overseas through the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC), the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday. The anti-drug agency said that on February 22, 2023, its agents at GPOC intercepted a man who was attempting to post a box containing several items. “A subsequent ...

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