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Venezuelan cleared of cocaine trafficking charge

Venezuelan national Angelica Malave, who was charged earlier this year with aiding in the trafficking of 11 kilogrammes of cocaine uncovered during a bust in January, was yesterday cleared of the crime.

US group to fund UG’s business school innovation prize

The US-based philanthropic organization, the Guy-ana Economic Development Trust is partnering with the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (SEBI) of the University of Guyana (UG) to provide funding for an annual Guyana Innovation Prize to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.

Private sector breakfast seminar to focus on corporate governance

In an attempt to inspire directors and senior executives to lead their organisations with a progressive approach to corporate governance, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute, will be hosting a breakfast seminar today.

Youth gets bail on ganja trafficking charge

A youth was yesterday placed on $200,000 bail after he denied having possession of a quantity of cannabis that was found in a vehicle in which he was travelling.

GWI revamps confined spaces safety arrangements 

The Guyana Water Inc (GWI), has embarked on a total revamp of the company’s confined spaces safety arrangements to protect its staff from the hazards of these working environments.

Top cop orders probe after police pickup rams house

Police Commissioner (ag) David Ramnarine,  today ordered a thorough probe following an incident at 8:15  this morning, on the De Hoop Public Road, Mahaica, ECD, which resulted in Force Vehicle PWW 5411, a Foton Tunland Pickup (Chinese Grant) attached to Mahaica Police Station, being extensively damaged.

Cops probing murder of Guyana Goldfields manager

The police say they are investigating the murder of Neil Whyte, 42 yrs, a Supply Chain Manager at the Guyana Gold Field Inc. and of Suite 1608-141 Adelaide Street, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada which occurred between 10.22 and 11.45 last night at his local address situated at 258 Thomas Street, North Cummingsburg.

Cops probing murder of Herstelling woman

The Police say they are investigating the murder of Lowtie Etwaroo called Mona, 32 yrs. of 221 Plantation Walk, Herstelling, New Housing Scheme, EBD which occurred about 9 last night at Lot 1262 Plantation Walk, New Housing Scheme EBD, allegedly by her 38-year-old reputed husband.

Harmon to run for PNCR Chairmanship

-candidacy expected to be test of who holds sway over party, Hinds says

With Minister of State Joseph Harmon declaring his candidacy for the post of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Chairman at its upcoming biennial congress, political analyst Dr. David Hinds says that the expected contest would likely signal which support base holds sway over the party.

SOCU questions ex-Finance Minister Kowlessar over land deals

As the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) continues to investigate suspicious state land transactions made during the PPP/C’s time in office, former Finance Minister Saisnarine Kowlessar was yesterday detained for questioning and he was later released on $200,000 bail after declining to answer questions.

Judge stays magistrate’s court proceedings in charges against Singh, Brassington

-pending High Court decision on challenge

Justice Franklyn Holder has ordered the Magistrate’s Court to halt proceedings from the charges of alleged misconduct in public office against former Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh and former head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington.