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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. Those against whom charges were dismissed were Hardatt Munilall, Trevor ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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US jails Guyanese ‘Cash Jet’ pilot for 13 years for cocaine trafficking

Reproduced from Gainesville Sun A Guyanese man, who owned a charter airline and maintenance company based in Gainesville and serving Ocala, was sentenced Friday to 13 years in federal prison for trafficking hundreds of kilos of cocaine into the New Jersey-New York area and laundering more than $10.2 million, federal officials announced. Khamraj Lall, 52, of Ringwood, New Jersey, was ...

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Guyanese woman charged with misbehaving on flight

Reproduced from Trinidad’s Newsday A Guyanese woman appeared before magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Arima Magistrates’ First Court in Trinidad charged with misbehavior while on a flight to that twin-island Republic. The magistrate read the charge that on July 20, Sylvanie Roxanne Shivnarine behaved in a manner which caused annoyance to passengers on flight BW457 after being requested to cease ...

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OPINION: Perfectionism, meritocracy, and Protestant work ethic under attack

By GHK Lall “NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has made ‘whiteness’ toxic, Department of Education insiders claim” (NY Post May 18). Unfortunately, switch the color scheme to ‘brownness’ or ‘blackness’ and that claim would quickly find volume and mileage right here in political and bureaucratic Guyana. All one has to do is weigh the years. First, some foreign context. The ...

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Guyanese woman charged in federal sting with smuggling migrants from Bahamas to Miami

Reproduced from the Miami Herald BY JAY WEAVER In an unusual sting operation, a woman from Guyana has been arrested by federal authorities on charges of illegally bringing a boatload of undocumented foreigners from the Bahamas to Miami. Marcia Sunita Pestano, 44, was granted a $250,000 bond Friday as an alternative to detention before trial in Miami federal court. Her ...

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Guyanese charged with murder of Trinidadian doubles vendor

Reproduced from Trinidad’s Daily Express GUYANESE national Balgobin Doodnath appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with last week’s murder of doubles vendor Dhroop Jagessar. Jagessar, 22 who lived in Chase Village, was arrested last Tuesday at the Piarco International Airport. He was charged following instructions last Friday by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul. Doodnath faced ...

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Guyanese charged with killing doubles vendor ‘Pie’ in Trinidad

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday By Laurel Williams THE 20-year-old Guyanese man who police arrested at the airport last week when he tried boarding a flight, has been charged with murdering Chaguanas doubles vendor Dhroop “Pie” Jagessar. Police from the Homicide Bureau Region III, however, released the 52-year-old Guyanese woman who was held with the suspect. She is a close relative ...

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