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Daily Archives: July 22, 2015

Shawn Hinds wanted for “serious crime”- Police

Self-confessed death squad member, Shawn Hinds is wanted by police to assist them in their probe into a “serious offence.” Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that Hinds was expected to surrender in the company of a lawyer but so far he has not. Instead, he appeared Tuesday night on the ...

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Police hope footage can lead to arrest of gay sex worker’s killer

Police were Wednesday afternoon examining footage of an altercation that led to the shooting death of gay sex worker in the city during the pre-dawn hours, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that no one has been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred in the vicinity of ...

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Dutch offers to help Guyana improve drainage

The Netherlands has offered to assist the Guyana in the formulation of a plan to improve drainage and irrigation country-wide.  This is according to Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, who told a post-Cabinet press conference on Wednesday, that “we have…been offered and pending approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, assistance from the Netherlands.” Since time immemorial, successive governments ...

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Shawn Hinds’ ‘death squad’ revelation confirms government crime ‘intellectual author’ claims-Harmon

by Zena Henry The government feels somewhat vindicated in its claims that certain occurrences relating to crime are the work of ‘intellectual authors.’ That was the notion of Minister of State Joseph Harmon as he weighed in on the now viral interview of Shawn Hinds who recently confessed that he was part of a ‘death squad.’ A death squad carried ...

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Govt suspends controversial CJIA expansion project, restart depends on Chinese negotiators

by Zena Henry Guyana has put a one-week halt to the expansion work at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and is expected during that time, to meet with executives of the China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) to hammer out differences concerning their contract. Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson told Demerara Waves Wednesday July 22, that the work at ...

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Hefty financial irregularities at GPL

Government has revealed that GPL Chief Executive Officer, Administration, Aeshwar Deonaraine, has been sent on administrative leave after it was found out that he wrongfully paid himself $27.8 million from the Petro-Caribe Fund. Additionally, government has learned that a Director of the Board of Directors of Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc., Carvil Duncan, wrongfully authorised payment to himself to ...

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Self-confessed death squad member not wanted for Crum-Ewing’s murder

Police say self-confessed death squad member, Shawn Hinds, is not wanted for the shooting death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing earlier this year. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum on Wednesday told Demerara Waves Online News that Hinds has not been fingered in Crum-Ewing’s killing on March 10, 2015 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. At the ...

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Guyana govt, Surinamese beverage company agree to reduced damages

The Guyana government has reached an agreement with the Surinamese beverage company, RUDISA International NV, with regard to the repayment of a judgement of US$7.72M in keeping with a ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). The agreement includes the repayment of a reduced sum. Harmon refused to disclose the reduced debt, opting only to say that it would ...

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Former Cop Shawn Hinds confesses he was member of death squad

A former policeman has admitted that he was a member of a death squad that was responsible for bringing down several heavily armed criminals who had escaped from the Georgetown Prison in February 2002. “I was in a death squad,” said Shawn Hinds who is a former bodyguard for now sacked Town Clerk, Carol Sooba. His confession comes at time ...

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