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Food and Drug Analyst Department concerned about attempts to import counterfeit food products

The Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GAF-DD) continues to see attempts to have sub-standard and counterfeit products on the local market. According to Director of the Department, Marlon Cole, imported Milk and milk-based products, Oil and oil-based products, Flour and cereals continue to top that list. Zooming in on Milk, the Director explained that […]

CSME, Crime and Security and Correspondent Banking to top CARICOM Agenda at Guyana Meeting

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), crime and security and correspondent banking are among the issues to be discussed at CARICOM’s 28th Intercessional Heads of Government meeting. The two-day meeting will be hosted in Guyana at the CARICOM Secretariat, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara on February 16 and 17. At a press briefing on Monday, CARICOM […]

U.S. sanctions Venezuela’s vice president as “drug trafficker”

(CBS News)  WASHINGTON — The U.S. sanctioned Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on Monday, calling him a “prominent Venezuelan drug trafficker.” In a statement, the U.S. Treasury Department said its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated El Aissami as “a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) […]

Guyanese man busted with cocaine in shoes at JFK Airport

He may have been able to walk away from Guyanese Law Enforcement without being noticed, but a Guyanese national is now facing drug trafficking charges in the United States after he was busted on February 9, 2017 with four pounds of cocaine stashed in the false bottoms of his shoes. According to the U.S Customs […]

GWI to construct new waste water plant in Georgetown

A wastewater treatment plant is to be constructed in the city, to provide the necessary capacity to address residential and commercial growth. The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) will advance the design and construction of the facility within the next five years, Planning and Implementation Director, Ramchand Jailall explained in an interview with the Government Information […]

Teenager remanded to prison for armed robbery of Linden woman

A 17-year old Lindener was today remanded to prison after being slapped with an armed robbery charge. The teen entered a not guilty plea. Because of his age, his name and identity will not be revealed. The Prosecution’s case is that on the 8th February in the Canvas City area in Wismar, Linden, the young […]

Jagdeo offers a “Grade F” to the coalition government and wants it to get off of fantasy island

In response to President David Granger’s grading of his government’s performance since taking office, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jadgeo is out with his own report card on the government. On the weekly television programme, “The Public Interest”, President Granger said he would reward his government with an A grade, because it has had to clean up […]

Government makes moves to make local forensic lab operational

The Guyana Forensic Science Laboratory which was constructed at a cost of just over $1 Billion and opened in 2014 is not functioning presently, because of a number of technical and electrical issues. The repair works are to be undertaken by IEB Security, a Barbadian firm responsible for installing security systems at the laboratory by way […]