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Guyanese cash jet pilot convicted for cocaine smuggling

Reproduced from Patch.com The Guyanese pilot, Khamraj Lall was convicted of smuggling hundreds of kilos of cocaine in his private plane to South America and laundering money for years. Khamraj Lall, 51, of Ringwood, smuggled hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from Guyana to New Jersey and New York to on his privately-owned jet and then …

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GECOM Chairman not ruling out resigning; maintains “quality trumps race” in hiring workers

Seemingly frustrated with racially motivated political bickering at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Chairman of the country’s elections management authority, Retired Justice James Patterson on Friday did not rule out resigning from the post if those state of affairs continue. “It is even more sad to see that the default position of our politicians …

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Gun-toting bandits invade pensioners’ home, cart off cash, TV; son alleges tardy 911 response

Five bandits, two of whom were armed with handguns, early Friday morning invaded the home of an elderly couple and stole GY$70,000 cash and a 32″ flat screen TV valued $70,000, police said. Their son, media personality, Neaz Subhan said his parents, 73-year old Mohamed Osman Subhan and 84-year old Khairool Subhan were not injured because …

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Suriname shuts down Digicel’s microwave data link with Guyana, causing mobile data service blackout

The Suriname government has shut down what it deems to have been an illegal microwave link that supplied data from Digicel (Suriname) to Digicel (Guyana), causing  a massive interruption of data services on Digicel’s Guyana network over the last few days. The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company had threatened legal action against Surinamese authorities, forcing them …

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Guyanese ‘Rose’ wanted for Canada’s cocaine-in-bauxite ship bust

An East Coast Demerara woman, who also owns a bar, is wanted by Guyanese authorities in connection with the discovery of 81 kilogrammes of cocaine in a bauxite-laden ship in Canada last month, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Thursday night. She has been identified as Rosemary ‘Rose’ Singh of 123 Ramsingh Street, Annandale, East …

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Three held for cocaine, guns, cash

Three men were up to late Thursday night in custody in connection with their alleged possession of 5.8 kilogrammes of cocaine, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents said. Those arrested Wednesday on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of Kitty Seawall between Pere Street and Queen Street dead ends. Those in custody are Aundre …

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Woman arrested, her child’s father wanted in connection with marijuana sent by plane to coastland

Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents are searching for a dredge and shop owner at Arakaka, North West District who they believed sent 2.2 kilogrammes of marijuana by a domestic carrier to his child’s mother on the coast-land. She was arrested at the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ Airport when she turned up to collect the box …

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Jagdeo rejects Granger’s call for end to criticisms

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday rejected calls by President David Granger that he should cease his criticisms and give him an opportunity to govern the country. “It is what he has done about those issues that are affecting the nation and if he has done nothing aboit them although they are affecting the lives …

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Guyanese oil sector companies lining up to acquire international standards certification

ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD) on Wednesday announced that several other Guyanese companies in the oil and gas sector have begun taking steps to achieve internationally recognised quality management and assurance standards. The announcement was made at the unveiling of International Standards Organisation (ISO9001:2015) standard for Guysons Engineering, the first Guyanese company to …

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Convicted prison orderly, prison officers implicated in marijuana hauls at Timehri, New Amsterdam Prisons

A prison orderly, who is serving a jail term for buggery and rape, and two prison officers at the Timehri and New Amsterdam Prisons have been implicated in the smuggling of marijuana into those penitentiaries. At the Timehri Prison, a prison officer was Wednesday morning arrested after a prison orderly, who is serving a 20-year …

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