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Guayana: Five charged in murder of tourist from UK

theguardian.com reported the Body of Dominic Bernard, 18, who has been missing since October, found in shallow grave in farming village. Five people have been charged in connection with the murder of an aspiring British film-maker in Guyana.

Dominic Bernard, 18, from Epsom in Surrey, went missing shortly after arriving in the South American country last October. His body was discovered last week in a shallow grave in a farming village. He had suffered severe head injuries and authorities suspect he was the target of a robbery. Read Article

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U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens not to use Caribbean Airlines on Flights from Guayana to U.S.

U.S. Embassy Guayana The Embassy has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014. Out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, […]

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Guyana: October 2013, U.S. oil search ship detained by Venezuela navy

prokerala.com reported that Guyana has said that the Venezuelan Navy entered its territorial waters and detained a US-operated ship. The Venezuelan actions in the disputed Essequibo region constituted “a serious threat to peace in the region”, Guyana said, adding that the ship belongs to Texas-based company Anadarko, which has been granted a contract to look […]

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Guayana: visit teenager from Ireland charged after threatening to assasinate president

An Irish teenager has been charged after threatening to assassinate the president of Guyana in what his lawyer said was an alcohol-fuelled row with two of the leader’s bodyguards. Cillian Crosson, a 17-year-old volunteer with an aid group in the South American country, allegedly told the men he would shoot and kill president Donald Ramotar. […]

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Guayana: Breeze Soap Powder shipment contained 350 kilos cocaine set to ship to Africa

Police yesterday intercepted more than 350 kilogrammes of cocaine at John Fernandes Limited shipping container facility on Mandela Avenue. Kaieteur News understands that the drug was found stashed in a consignment of Breeze Soap Powder. The drug was reportedly intended to be shipped to Niger, Africa, and was due to leave Guyana next Tuesday (December […]

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Guyana: Nigerian arrested, convicted of entering country illegally from Suriname

A Nigerian man has been charged for entering Guyana illegally. The accused, Banard Chukuniba, pleaded guilty to the allegation when his case was presented to Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine Beharry last Monday. As stated in the charge, Chukuniba entered Guyana by sea via the Corentyne River without presenting himself to an immigration officer. Read Article

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Guyana: Caribbean Airlines had 30 kilos cocaine on board for scheduled flight to New Yorkocaine at international airport, flight

Guyanatimesgy.com reported the entire operations at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Sunday morning came to an abrupt halt after drug enforcement officers made two cocaine busts at the main port of entry six hours apart. According to information received, a combined 30 kilograms of cocaine was unearthed, which has a street value of […]

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Women from Venezuela being trafficked to Guyana for mining labor, prostitution

A Guyana’s NGO denounced that Venezuelan women are trafficked to work in mines and to engage in prostitution near Cuyuni River (in the disputed area, on the border with southern Bolivar state). The president of Guyana Women Mining Organization (GWMO) Simona Broomes denounced the case in the Guyanese newspaper Stabroeknews, and she also asked the […]

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France to destroy Venezuelan boats used for illegal fishing near French Guyana

Two boats bearing the Venezuelan flag were stopped by the French Navy Patrol near Kourou, off the coast of French Guyana. The captains on board the vessels were arrested for engaging in illegal fishing activities, El Universal reports. After the arrests, the captured fish were released into the ocean. The boats, which are currently held […]

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Guyana: Corruption among police continuing problem

Cops take $360,000 to release man with drugs, sub-machine gun Less than a week after Acting Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell warned corrupt ranks to turn in their badges, five TSU ranks are under investigation for allegedly collecting $360,000 to release a man whom they had nabbed with drugs and a loaded sub-machine gun. Kaieteur News […]

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Guyana: Police open fire on protesters, four killed, dozens injured

At least four persons were confirmed dead and several others were injured as Police opened fire in Linden on the first day of a planned five-day protest against electricity rate hikes. In the wake of the deaths soldiers and police have been sent to the town in efforts to bring calm, Police headquarters said last […]

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Guyana: 13 Chinese found to be working illegally in gold mine

Government said that 13 Chinese working illegally at Imbaimadai, Region Seven, at a gold mining operation, have been ordered to return to the city to secure their documents. Questions about the Chinese presence in the area were raised by residents recently during a media visit organized by Guyana Women Miners Organization earlier this week. Read […]

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Venezuela deploys 15,000 troops to borders with Colombia, Brazil, Guyana

The soldiers were transferred to the border with Colombia, Brazil and Guyana, as required by new security plan Operation Sentinel. El objetivo es combatir al narco ya los grupos irregulares a lo largo de 4.600 km The aim is to fight the narco and irregular groups along 4,600 km. Rangel Silva Minister did not refer […]

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Venezuela ratifies dialogue in defense of their interests in state bordering Guyana

Venezuela ratifies dialogue in defense of their interests in state bordering Guyana The Venezuelan government issued a statement Monday through which reiterates that, in line with its foreign policy, defend their interests, respecting the friendship and solidarity that keeps all the peoples of Latin America and Caribbean, at the request recently submitted by the Republic […]

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Argentina: Highest alcohol consuming nation in South America

The World Health Organization released recent figures placing Argentina, Guyana and Ecuador as the top three alcohol consuming nations in South America, according to andes.inco.ec. The report shows that the average person over 15 in the Americas consumes 8.7 liters of alcohol per year, 40% more that the global average of 6.2 liters a year. […]

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Latin American Countries to Study Amazon Deforestation and Water Resources

According to ElComercio.pe eight countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela will begin a joint study of water resources and deforestation in the Amazon region next August, announces the Treaty Organization of the Amazonian Region (ACTO). Officials say this is the first regional project of deforestation that can quantify and compare […]

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Labor dispute erupts Guyana, one dead, injuries

Killings of workers or union leaders are not new to the country and, indeed, there are reports of them for at least seven years, but the violence yesterday took a different profile in the south. Renny Rojas, Ferrominera worker was killed yesterday morning after being shot in the neck, while on a work assembly to […]

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Lincoln laid plans to deport freed slaves to Belize and Guyana

Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents. Read Article

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