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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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Guyanese man accused of killing 11-year old daughter dies in Canadian hospital

Reproduced from City News Toronto Guyanese Roopesh Rajkumar, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter, has died, sources tell CityNews. The 41-year-old had been in hospital since suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the night his daughter, Riya, was found dead in his Brampton, Ontario home after she went missing. Rajkumar was arrested by Provincial Police ...

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Essequibo Coast barber shot and robbed; suspects caught with gun, jewellery

A well-known Essequibo Coast barber was shot and robbed outside his home early Saturday morning and several hours later two suspects were caught while attempting to leave the region, police said.  Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis said Troy ‎’Akee’ Hercules was shot in his leg outside his home at Henrietta and has been admitted to the Suddie Hospital for the bullet ...

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