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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Police, DPP Chambers processing crime files electronically

The Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Guyana Police Force are processing crime-files electronically, according to the DPP Shalimar Ali-Hack. “We are moving towards having E-files. E-files means that all of the files that the police compiles during the course of their investigations will be typewritten and then will be all compiled into a document and ...

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Prisoner escapes from GPHC; gunshots damage windows

A prisoner escaped from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) late Saturday afternoon.‘ Several shots were fired at the man, 19-year old Edgar Blackman of 9A TucVille, Georgetown, damaging glass windows near the pharmacy. The man scaled the East Street fence and escaped unhurt. Police said he was receiving treatment while under guard pending investigations into robbery under arms. There ...

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Canada-bound cocaine-in-boulanger intercepted

Cocaine-in-Boulanger is the newest menu for smuggling cocaine out of Guyana but a shipment was intercepted Saturday shortly before it was due to leave for Canada. Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents said they discovered 12.4 kilogrammes of cocaine stashed in the vegetable. A man, who frequently ships vegetables to North America, was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Alleged rapist kills mother, son

The police are conducting investigations into the murder of farmer Molly James, 33 years, and her son Aaron James, 15 years, of Moblissa, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, which occurred at about 0030h. today Saturday November 30, 2013, at their home. Investigations so far have revealed that during yesterday Molly James reported to the police that the suspect had allegedly raped her 13-year-old ...

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“Big Foot” wanted for hotelier Jagdeo’s murder

A man is wanted for questioning about the murder of hotelier Joseph Alexander Jagdeo at South Central Hotel, police said. The suspect has been identified as 19-year old Brian “Big Foot” Leitch of Lot 2118 Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara. Police assured that “all information will be treated with strict confidence.” Anyone with information that may lead to the ...

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Jialing Forestry employee shot during payroll robbery

An employee of Jialing Forestry Industry was allegedly trailed from a city commercial bank, shot and robbed of a GUY$3 million payroll on Friday, police said. Chinese national, Gao Yun Xu, was shot his back and the two men escaped on a motorcycle. The money was supposed to be used to pay workers. Investigators said the man was followed from ...

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CPCE students protest poor food, deplorable sanitation

Resident students of the Cyril Potter College of Education on Friday protested the poor food being provided to them. The students refused to eat breakfast consisting of hard channa and one cup of tea and instead vented their concerns on a chalkboard. They complained about the small amounts of food that are expected to last them for several hours. Members ...

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CPCE focusses on professional standards

The Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) on Friday held a professional seminar on The Role of Professional Standards in the Education System, in the College’s auditorium as the country and the wider Caribbean Community (CARICOM) move to craft such standards. The main focus of this seminar was to facilitate extensive discussion on the broader concept of professional standards as ...

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Three charged with receiving stolen car, parts

Three men-including a mechanic- were Friday arraigned on separate charges of receiving a stolen car and car parts. They were refused bail and remanded to prison until December 5 when they appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman. Police accused 19-year old Randy Garrett of 20988 Nutmeg Street, Festival City and 21-year old Brian Jones of New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop of receiving ...

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Fishermen allegedly fake piracy attack report

One of three fishermen allegedly who allegedly faked a report of a piracy attack near the mouth of the Pomeroon River has been arrested. “Investigations by the police revealed that the report was false and that the crew members had hidden the articles with the intention of selling them and had reported the robbery to cover their actions,” police said ...

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