2 nabbed in Bartica with cannabis

first_imgPolice ranks of F Division (Interior locations) have arrested two persons in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Saturday afternoon after they were both found to be in possession of cannabis.A 36-year-old D’Urban Street, Georgetown, resident and a young woman were reportedly at the Bartica Ferry Stelling when they were seen acting in a suspicious manner; thus prompting Police ranks to conduct a search on their person.The search on the male inbound passenger unearthed 37 grams of cannabis concealed in a quantity of small sized transparent Ziploc bags in his possession.A further search conducted on the female unearthed 10 grams of cannabis. The duo was immediately arrested and taken to the Bartica Police Station where they are assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Conflict Of Interest For USTR Nominee Holding Up Trumps Plan To Reopen

first_img Listen Nicoguaro President Trump has pushed back the start date for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) several times over the past few months, in large part because the Senate has yet to vote on the confirmation of his nominee for U.S. trade representative, attorney Robert Lighthizer. By law, only the U.S. trade representative can notify Congress of the president’s intent to renegotiate a trade agreement.“One of the requirements in terms of what the USTR must satisfy is that he has not worked for any foreign interest involved in a negotiation with the United States government,” says Stephen Lande, president of Manchester Trade, a trade policy advisory firm based in Washington, D.C. “And Bob Lighthizer was involved actually in a fairly minor negotiation with Brazil. So one needs a waiver for that in order for the Senate to be in a position to consider his nomination and, of course, approve his nomination.”Lande says Trump seems to be counting on such a waiver being attached to a must-pass measure to fund the federal government.The Houston area has a big stake in what happens next. “There’s $18 billion traded between Houston alone and Mexico, which is more than many countries trade between each other,” says Kenneth Smith Ramos, who heads the trade and NAFTA office at the Mexican Embassy to the U.S.Once the president notifies Congress of his intent to reopen NAFTA, that will trigger a 90-day countdown. Three-way talks with Mexico and Canada could begin by mid-summer. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:20center_img X Sharelast_img read more