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Macron vows Caribbean rebuild as anger rises against European powers

PORT-AU-PRINCE,  (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to quickly rebuild the islands of the French Caribbean during a visit yesterday meant to dispel anger at his government’s response to Hurricane Irma, which killed at least 43 people in the region.

Gold processing fee to be reviewed

-miners told at meeting with Trotman

A gold processing fee on miners of $2,500 per ounce which came into effect from September 1st will be reviewed.

Rehab of QC field still to begin

Despite promises from the school’s board, the expected rehabilitation of the Queen’s College field is yet to start.

Goed Fortuin man missing

The family of Goed Fortuin resident Robin Samaroo, who has been missing for three weeks, is seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.

Bicycle cops on patrol in `A’ Division

Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken on Monday said that out of the 170 bicycles that the US embassy recently donated to the Guyana Police Force, 25 were allotted to ‘A’ Division and patrols have commenced in the division.

CANU nabs suspected cocaine swallower

The Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) today said that a man taken off a flight bound for Canada has since discharged 86 pellets of suspected cocaine.

UN advisor to spearhead anti-corruption project here

British advisor for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) David Robinson, who will be spearheading an anti-corruption project here, yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams SC.

Gov’t pledges initial US$50,000 in hurricane relief

The Government of Guyana yesterday pledged an initial sum of US$50,000 ($10.4m) to aid relief efforts via the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) regional mechanism after Hurricane Irma smashed through several islands including St Martin and Tortola which have large numbers of Guyanese.

Suspect held over Readymix robbery

A man has been held by police in connection with the armed robbery carried out on the Readymix Concrete Limited’s main office at Eccles Industrial Site, East Bank Demerara.

Lawyer moving to quash Marcus Bisram’s murder charge

Attorney Sanjeev Datadin, the local attorney for US-based Guyanese murder accused Marcus Bisram, is set to move to have the charge in Guyana quashed based on the alleged recanting of a statement by a main prosecution witness.

Lodge woman accused of fraud

A Lodge woman was yesterday granted her release on a total of $300,000 bail by a city court after she denied two fraud charges.