Government to probe and cross reference declarations by all exporters of Gold

The Guyana Government intends to widen its probe of gold smuggling to include all exporters of gold, in wake of the US sanctions against billionaire gold exporters, Nazar and Azruddin Mohamed and Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas. In announcing the sanctions, the US Treasury Department revealed that Azruddin Mohamed and Mohamed’s Enterprise evaded Guyana’s tax on […]

Fourth person charged in airport gold smuggling case

A fourth person has been arrested and charged in connection with the recent attempt by a mother and daughter and one of their employees to smuggle more than US$500,000 worth of gold jewellery through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  US based, Guyanese businessman, Saffee Ahmad, was arrested by the Major Crimes Unit and appeared in […]

20-year-old Herstelling man dies in Diamond accident

Police investigators are probing an accident that has claimed the life of a 20-year-old, East Bank Demerara man. The accident occurred at around 5:30 on Monday morning along the Diamond Public Road on the East Bank of Demerara. The dead youth has been identified as Mark Ramachand. In their report, Police investigators said based on […]

Fisherman attacked and stabbed to death over woman

30-year-old Essequibo Coast fisherman, Avinash Singh, was stabbed to death on Sunday in the Charity Squatting area by another fisherman, who suspected Singh of being involved with the mother of his child. According to a Police report, Singh and the suspect were both at a shop with two different groups of friends on Sunday, when […]

Opposition says Government cannot distance itself from corruption claims against Mohameds and PS Thomas

The APNU+AFC Opposition today said the US sanctions against Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas and PPP Local Government Representative, Nazar Mohamed and his son, directly link the Government to high-level corruption, that possibly includes high ranking officials of the current administration. At the Opposition’s weekly press conference, Economic Advisor to the Opposition Leader, Elson Lowe, said […]

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