Daily Archives: December 15, 2018

Guyanese arrested for live birds in hair rollers at JFK Airport in New York

The type of birds seized in hair rollers

According to an ABC11.com report, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped the arriving passenger on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana.

During the course of the inspection, they discovered 70 live finches in hair rollers inside a black duffel bag.      Continue reading

Guyana Government still to decide location for gas to power plant

David Patterson

Government already knows that more than 200 people will gain employment as a result of the gas to power project. It knows that electricity will be reduced to US 10 cents per megawatt/hour and that the project will see a 200 mv plant. What the government still does not know is where the plant will be located. A final decision is still to be made.

This decision is one that is currently stalling the completion of a feasibility study that ExxonMobil is conducting to determine the economic viability of the gas to power project which has been dubbed a temporary fix for Guyana’s electricity woes.

The development of this project is under the Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson.

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Guyana made proud at 2018 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Regional Awards ceremony

Guyana: Ex-Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

Guyana: Ex-Home Affairs Minister Ronald Gajraj dies

December 15, 2018 = Kaieteur News

Former Home Affairs Minister under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration, Ronald Gajraj, died at the Woodlands Hospital today after he was rushed there for medical attention.

He passed away shortly after noon. He was 65.

Gajraj served as Minister of Home Affairs from January 1999 to May 2005 under the Bharrat Jagdeo administration. He was forced to resign under local and foreign diplomatic pressure, particularly from the Americans due to allegations linking him to the activities of a terror gang known then as the ‘phantom squad’.    Continue reading

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