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High seas cocaine bust accused refused bail

The two men, who the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard intercepted in a boat at sea allegedly with a quantity of cocaine, were Thursday remanded to prison after they were arraigned on a narcotics trafficking charge. John Da Silva, 45, and 34-year old Kevin Fitzroy were arraigned on a joint charge of being in …

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Rupert Roopnaraine pulls back resignation from government

Four days after Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine resigned as a government minister, he has pulled it back and decided to remain a minister and member of the Cabinet, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon announced Thursday. Roopnaraine’s decision to stay on was made at a meeting he held with President David Granger in the presence of the …

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Three Guyanese miners shot dead at Venezuela camp – Police – Stabroek News


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Three Guyanese miners shot dead at Venezuela camp – Police
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Police today confirmed that three Guyanese miners working for a Brazilian were shot dead when their camp at Imataka on the Venezuelan side of the border was raided by gunmen on Tuesday morning. Police identified the dead men as Vernon Eudoxie, 55; ...

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Guyanese miners shot dead in Venezuela

Three Guyanese miners have been shot dead and one of their colleagues injured in Venezuela during an attack on a mining camp, police here said Friday. Interior Divisional Commander,Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the incident did not occur in Guyanese territory. “They were working with a Brazilian at Imataka backdam …

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PPP, Political Scientist, Ramon Gaskin lambaste President Granger for rejecting Chief Justice’s ruling on GECOM Chairman

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Political Science Professor David Hinds and outspoken political commentator, Ramon Gaskin on Wednesday slammed President David Granger for virtually dismissing a High Court ruling on how the Constitution should be interpreted for the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Gaskin was particularly angered at the …

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Transaction fee for gold sold directly to Guyana Gold Board … – Demerara Waves


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Transaction fee for gold sold directly to Guyana Gold Board ...
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The Guyana Gold Board will begin charging a GYD$2,500 per ounce transaction fee on all gold sold directly to that entity to help finance the running of its affairs, ...
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Transaction fee for gold sold directly to Guyana Gold Board

The Guyana Gold Board will begin charging a GYD$2,500 per ounce transaction fee on all gold sold directly to that entity to help finance the running of its affairs, following consultations with the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA),  the agency announced Wednesday. “The processing fee will enable the GGB to embark upon a …

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US$17.5 million India credit line to upgrade Guyana’s health facilities

Health care delivery in Guyana is expected to benefit from a multi-million-dollar line of credit from India. Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan Wednesday signed a US $17.5M line of credit with the Export/Import (EXIM) Bank of India to upgrade primary health care facilities. Minister Jordan explained that the funds will be used to refurbish existing …

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GDF Coast Guard intercepts boat with cocaine, two men arrested

  The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard has intercepted a speedboat and two men who allegedly had  more than 95 kilogrammes of cocaine in their possession, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Wednesday. The anti-drug agency said the bust was made on Monday, July 19, 2017.  The two, ages 34 and 41 years, reside on …

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