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Gov’t to tighten gold regulations -President – Stabroek News

-task force to be set up President Irfaan Ali yesterday stated that even as government awaits information on the allegation of the smuggling of some 10,000 kilograms of gold out of Guyana which led to sanctions on the Mohameds, it was already looking at tightening oversight here to bring “greater rigidity.”  Announcing that government has […]

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Guyana’s cocaine seizures up by nearly 800% – President – News Room Guyana

Local authorities have intensified their collaboration with foreign counterparts to crack down on drug and gun trafficking and Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali, Thursday said there are tangible results to show. At a press conference, the President said cocaine seizures over the past year increased by a massive 797 per cent; the cocaine seized has

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Nearly 500 confirmed fatalities from Hajj heatwave as hundreds more feared dead – CNN News

By Lauren Kent, Caroline Faraj, Hande Atay Alam and Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN (CNN) – The official death toll from this year’s Hajj pilgrimage has soared to almost 500 and the true toll could be more than double that as reports emerged that as many as 600 Egyptian worshipers perished on the route to Mecca amid extreme heat. At least 14

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US tourist killed in Zambia elephant attack, the second this year – ABC News

Zambian officials say a U.S. tourist has been killed by an elephant in the city of Livingstone, the second such attack in the country this year By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — A U.S. tourist was killed by an elephant in the Zambian city of Livingstone Wednesday — in the second such attack in the country this

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Guyana anticipates 350,000 visitors in 2024 amid rapid tourism growth – News Room Guyana

Guyana is poised to welcome 350,000 visitors in 2024, reflecting a significant increase in its tourism sector. According to the Guyana Tourism Authority’s (GTA) Tourism Statistical Digest 2023, the country’s tourism industry has rebounded from the pandemic and surpassed its pre-pandemic visitor numbers. Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Kamrul Baksh highlighted in the

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Gold Board sold 383 ounces of gold in 2023 – GM Thompson – INews Guyana

For the entirety of last year, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) sold just 383 ounces of gold. This is juxtaposed against the fact that a recent bust at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) netted 240 ounces of gold that were about to be smuggled. On Tuesday, goldsmiths from across the country gathered at Duke

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At least 34 die in India after drinking toxic alcohol – BBC News

By Cherylann Mollan, BBC News, Mumbai At least 34 people have died after consuming toxic bootleg alcohol in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials said. The incident took place in Kallakuruchi district where several residents fell ill after consuming the liquor on Tuesday night. At least 80 people are being treated in hospitals for illnesses

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Rapper Travis Scott arrested in Miami – BBC News

Travis Scott has been arrested in Miami on suspicion of disorderly intoxication and trespassing. The rapper was booked into custody at 04:35 local time, according to official records. An entry on the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department’s website says the 33-year-old was detained under his real name, Jacques Bermon Webster. Local news station WSNV-7 reported that the arrest

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World Court to set dates for next phase of border controversy case – Stabroek News

Yesterday, Judge Nawaf Salam, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), convened a meeting with the agents of Guyana and Venezuela regarding the Arbitral Award of 3 October 1899 (Guyana v. Venezuela). A release on the Facebook page of Attorney General Anil Nandlall SC said that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss

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