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Daily Archives: September 22, 2014

Britain to help train staff at newly-formed Special Organised Crime Unit

A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Guyana and the United Kingdom has paved the way for training and mentoring for the staff of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) created by the government to investigate money laundering crimes, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). Signing on the ruling administration’s behalf today, was Head of the Presidential ...

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Speaker gets injunction against accuser of sexual molestation

The High Court on Monday ordered a 22-year old man to cease publishing allegations against House Speaker, Raphael Trotman and further ordered him to remove all such allegations from his Facebook Page, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said in a statement. An injunction has been granted barring Johnny Anthony Welshman from publishing whether in the print or electronic media any ...

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University of Missouri- St. Louis Biology PhD student awarded grant for field research in Guyana

(UMSL DAILY http://blogs.umsl.edu/)  Gyanpriya Maharaj had already collaborated with Godfrey R. Bourne on several ecological projects before enrolling at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Maharaj studied butterflies with Bourne in her home country, Guyana, before joining the biology associate professor’s UMSL lab in 2012. In that time she has made steady progress and is now a third-year doctoral candidate in biology. ...

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Man charged with beating his mother for money

A man was Monday arraigned for allegedly wounding his mother after she refused to give him money. Yogesh Manilall pleaded not guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding his mother, Surujdai Manilall, on September 18 on Robb Street, Georgetown. He was remanded to prison until October 21. Police Prosecutor told the court that the woman was at a business enterprise when  ...

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Mahaica man beaten to death at Issano

One of three gold miners, who were tied and beaten by robbers at Issano, died early Monday morning at a city hospital. He has been identified as Joseph Nurse of Belmonte, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. Investigators learnt that Nurse and two of his workers were attacked and beaten by two men who were armed with a piece of wood and ...

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“Jason” burnt to death in house

Police on Monday said hey were probing why a man entered a house at Pafaite Harmonie and set it ablaze, killing a man named Jason. Crime sleuths hoped that a man they arrested could assist them in solving the crime. Investigators said his charred remains were found in a house at 201Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, at about 2 O’clock Monday ...

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Police still questioning House Speaker’s accuser in sexual molestation matter

Police were still questioning a 22-year old man who accused House Speaker, Raphael Trotman of sexually molesting him when he was 13 years old and showering him with goodies to hush up. Chief of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Leslie James said investigators were checking aspects of the report before deciding whether to question Trotman. “We must exhaust what ...

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Bogus cops invade home, tie and rob occupants

Three men posing as policemen Sunday night tied up a family and visiting relatives at their Providence, East Bank Demerara home. The incident occurred about 7 PM at the Leungs home at Buddy’s Housing Scheme, Green Acres. Melanie Leung, whose husband is a gold miner, said the gun-toting bandits carted off two computers, two Samsung Galaxy s4 Active, one Samsung ...

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Popeyes robbed second time this month

Popeyes branch on Vlissengen Road was Sunday night robbed for the second time in one  month. The staff members were ordered to lie on the ground. At least one bullet was fired and narrowly missed one of the customer service attendants. “No one was injured but the staff was shaken,” said a source. A staff-member said the bandits barged through ...

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