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Daily Archives: March 4, 2016

Man wanted for stabbing death of girlfriend captured

Almost one year after a man stabbed his girlfriend to death at Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he was caught Friday in Linden and has already admitted to killing her. Shivanand Roopnarine  has been already brought to Georgetown for questioning . He is facing  a charge of murder. Police have long identified the 23-year old man as the prime suspect in the killing ...

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Guyana names diplomats to major countries

Almost 10 months after being elected to office, Guyana Friday named diplomats to several major countries around the world except the United States (US) and Brazil. Government had previously said that a number of its nominees had been undergoing security screening by the countries to which they are expected to be posted. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a list ...

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Former Judge to chair CoI into Camp Street unrest

  Even as police still cordon off the area surrounding the Georgetown, Camp Street prison, the APNU+AFC administration has convened a commission of Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the prison unrest that saw 17 prisoners being Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday afternoon revealed that the Commission will be led by former Justice James Patterson and will ...

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Deputy Director of Prisons sent on leave; Camp Street head says “sorry”

  Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has revealed that effective immediately, the Deputy Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels has been asked to proceed on leave following the unrest at the Camp Street prison. Samuels, along with Officer in Charge of the Camp Street Prison Kevin Pilgrim were fingered by prisoners on Friday, as having left fellow prisoners to die. However, ...

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GECOM ready for free and fair local govt elections- Western diplomats

Western diplomats, preparing to observe the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), have given the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) high marks for preparations for the polls, but the country’s leading business organisation believes that more voter education could have been done. “We are confident that the preparations that would have been made by the Guyana Elections Commission are adequate to ensuring ...

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6 more prisoners injured as unrest quelled; compensation for families being considered

Prisoners on Friday called for the Officer-in-Charge of the Georgetown Prison, Superintendent Kevin Pilgrim to be fired,  saying that he must be dealt with because he allegedly had a hand in the death of their fellow inmates. Calm has since been restored to the Georgetown Prison following a meeting between a delegation of prisoners and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan ...

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“Bring the Minister” – Rioting Prisoners want Ramjattan

Prisoners currently engaged in a prison riot that has seen the death of some 17 other prisoners are requesting the presence of National Security Minister and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan. Prisoners during a brief exchange with Police Commander Clifton Hicken made the request for Ramjattan to show himself. Prisoners are alleging that prison officials left their brethren to die in ...

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BREAKING: Prisoners threaten to ignite gas cylinder, gasoline in standoff with security forces

The situation at the Georgetown Prison deteriorated Friday morning, with inmates threatening to light a cooking gas cylinder and a tank containing gasoline. Fire was set to another section, causing fire fighters to go into action even as efforts were being made to get the inmates back in their cells. The prisoners not only stoned prison wardens and police but ...

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No Normalcy! Prisoners still rioting

For a third day fire tenders have been summoned to the Camp Street prisons to counter fires that have been set by prisoners. Reports indicate that around 07:00 on Friday morning prisoners continued their rioting lighting another mattress. The fire service promptly responded and was able to out out the blaze. Four fire tenders still remain at the scene given ...

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