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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Shooter at PNCR Headquarters unlicensed; gun seized

The man, who fired the gunshot during the biennial congress of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) headquarters, is not a licensed firearm holder, a senior police officer said Friday. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said investigators were focusing on whether Linden Primo’s discharge of the firearm on Sunday, July 27 at 12:11 PM was ...

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Police Force gets top-notch legal adviser

President Donald Ramotar has approved the appointment of a legal advisor for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in the person of former Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. Justice Singh, a distinguished jurist, headed the recently concluded Justice Sector Modernisation Programme and served as Commissioner on ...

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US anti-narcotics expert tipped to be next Ambassador to Guyana

A United States (US) diplomat, with considerable experience in fighting narco-trafficking in Latin America, is tipped to be his country’s next Ambassador to Guyana. Perry L. Holloway who most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014, has been nominated to the US Senate for approval. The White House quoted US President, ...

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Passport applicants no longer need new birth certificates, but they’ll have to wait longer for travel docs

The Guyana government on Wednesday scrapped its decision altogether for passport applicants to have new birth certificates but cautioned that getting a new travel document will now take much longer because authorities first have to verify identities. “The Guyana Police Force through its Immigration Department will make all reasonable efforts to expedite the processing of the applications but the five ...

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American tax cheats can soon be caught in Guyana

Guyana has formally agreed to share bank account information about Americans and American companies in Guyana to help the United States (US) catch tax evaders in foreign jurisdictions, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported on Wednesday.   The agency noted that if Guyana did not conclude an Inter Governmental Agreement (IGA) with the US’ Internal Revenue Service (IRS), banks and ...

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Youths convicted for arms, ammo possession

Two  young men were Wednesday convicted for being in possession of arms and ammunition and they were fined and jailed. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry fined Kevin George,18, of 99 Haley Street, Wortmanville and Dapper Johnson, 18,  of  158 Curtis Street, Albouystown, Georgetown GUY$100,000 each on the two charges and sentenced them to three years on each offence. However, they will ...

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GDF issued weapons to R.Corbin, now defunct ministry

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has begun disclosing information that several of its weapons had been issued to persons and external organizations. Testifying before the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Head of the GDF’s Intelligence Section Lt.Col. Sydney Charles James said an investigation dating back to August 2008 shows that several weapons were issued to the then Ministry of National ...

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Suspected shooter at Congress Place arrested at airport

Two days after he allegedly fired a single shot at the People’s National Congress Reform’s 18th Biennial Congress, Mr. Linden Primo was arrested while attempting to leave Guyana. He was booked to leave on a flight to the United States. A senior police officer confirmed the arrest at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The officer said the police were not ...

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