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Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Ramjattan stands by CANU against Dataram’s drug trafficking allegations

Public  Service Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan is confident that  Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) would not be found culpable of  drug trafficking, in the wake of allegations made by self-confessed drug trafficker Barry Dataram. “We were all there at the (National Security) Committee and we decided that , yes, once there is this allegation, whether it comes from a criminal, let’s have ...

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Lawyer charged in connection with road death

Attorney-at-Law Keisha Chase was Thursday arraigned on a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and she was granted GYD$250,000 bail. Chase was ordered to return to court on March 30, 2016. She is charged with causing the death of Julian Leitch of Lama Avenue, Bel Air Park on November 10, 2015 on Duncan Street Campbelville. Police blocked reporters from ...

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16 prisoners dead, five others injured in violent Georgetown Prison unrest

The death toll in Thursday’s violent unrest at the Georgetown Prison has risen to 16, even  as authorities said calm has been restored to the maximum security facility. Guyana’s Public  Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the incident was also engaging the attention of President David Granger. One of the prisoners died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation while the bodies ...

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Guyana promises US to extradite persons

Guyana has promised the United States (US) to facilitate the extradition of wanted persons, but so far the coalition-led administration has not received any request from the North American country. In its 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), the State Department  noted that the 10-month old coalition government has pledged to cooperate on a range of issues including the ...

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BREAKING: Prisoners attempt to burn Georgetown Prison again

In less than 24 hours, inmates late Thursday morning again attempted to burn the Georgetown Prison for a fourth time. At about 11:15 AM, thick clouds of smoke could be seen billowing from the penitentiary which houses both remanded and convicted prisoners. Reliable sources on the scene said they heard a loud explosion and moments after saw thick smoke from ...

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Robber shot dead after snatching policeman’s gold chain

Police said that at about 0730h. today Thursday March 03, 2016, a police rank, who is also a licensed firearm holder, was walking along Robb Street, Georgetown, when he was attacked by  Sherwin Monka of Albouystown, Georgetown, who took away his gold chain. Sherwin Monka was shot during the robbery and later succumbed at the GPHC. The Police Office of ...

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D’urban Street-based Guinness Bar cashier assaulted

A cashier attached to Guinness Bar on Durban street was late Wednesday night assaulted and was rushed to the hospital in an unknown condition. Initial reports indicate that two armed men stormed the establishment and attempted to carry out a robbery. It is unclear whether the men made off with any booty. The cashier was beaten severely on his head ...

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