Duo held in Berbice with 29 kg cannabis in car

Two men are currently in police custody after they were discovered with 29 kilogrammes of cannabis at Number Five Village, West Coast Berbice.

Commander of B Division Errol Watts confirmed the arrest of the 21-year-old driver, who lives at Enmore North, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and the occupant of the car, 41, of Golden Grove, ECD to Stabroek News yesterday.

He said that around 8.20 am yesterday, the men were stopped at a pedestrian crossing on the Number 5 public road. He explained that the driver has since confessed to working a private hire.

According to Watts, the driver is claiming to have picked up the occupant in the vicinity of Palmyra Village with two and a half salt bags of “something”. Watts noted that the driver said the occupant told him to open his trunk and he placed the salt bags inside.

The car was stopped based on information received and a search was carried out, after which the cannabis was discovered in the bags in the trunk of the car. The driver denies knowing the occupant of the car. Both men are expected to be charged shortly.


University of T&T to shed 287 jobs

(Trinidad Guardian) Education Minister Anthony Garcia says the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is of the view that the organisation is “overstaffed and to run the university efficiently it will mean they have to trim fat.” But former Tertiary Education Minister Fazal Karim is warning that the decision to retrench 287 staff members, will “compromise the quality of teaching and learning and administration at the university,” and may impact its accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).

Pegasus Hotel for major expansion

In preparation for Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector and the bustling business usually synonymous with the industry, the Pegasus Hotel is expected to undergo a huge expansion which includes office and residential rental spaces.

Top Cop to resume duties today

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud is to resume his duties today after spending approximately six months on leave, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday confirmed to Stabroek News.

AFC launches scathing attack on GAWU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday launched a scathing attack on the union GAWU, accusing it of decades of sabotage of the sugar industry and not genuinely representing the interests of its workers.

T&T-based company to offer range of health services

The importance of foot health, especially for persons with diabetes, was emphasized by Podologist Yvonne Braithwaite yesterday, when she launched the local leg of Rovon Health Care Inc, which includes a foot spa.

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