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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Guyanese teen shot dead inside her New York apartment while babysitting

Reproduced from New York Daily News A 16-year-old girl was shot dead while babysitting her little cousin inside their Brooklyn apartment Tuesday — and now cops are looking for her boyfriend, police sources said. Shemel Mercurius moved four years ago from her native Guyana to the East Flatbush apartment she shared with her aunt and cousin, relatives said. The teen ...

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Mini-bus driver jailed, fined three times value of marijuana

A mini-bus driver, who allegedly drove through a police road block and was moments later caught with more than 12 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana, was jailed for four years and fined more than GYD$19.5 million. The fine represents three times the street value of the marijuana.   Thirty-five year old Ossie Mc Farlane of Hopetown West Coast Berbice was found ...

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Top Cop denies going to strip club, blocking officer from studies; justifies her transfer

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud has denied going to a strip club in recent years and when he did so was not for entertainment. In also refuting claims that Deputy Superintendent, Denise Griffith Jacobis was blocked from pursuing legal studies in Trinidad, the Commissioner said he never attended a strip club in Alberttown, Georgetown. “He has denied attending any other strip club ...

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Dried tomato project soon to begin in Paramakatoi

Residents of Paramakatoi, Region Eight will be launching a project that will allow them to grow, dry, package and market organic tomatoes. This project will be supported by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, through the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) and other partners. “This project will hopefully solve the issue of employment in the community, and will ...

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Pirates likely to be charged in Guyana instead of Suriname

Five suspected Guyanese pirates, allegedly responsible for the death of four Guyanese fishermen in Suriname, would most likely be charged in Guyana rather than being sent back to that Dutch-speaking country, a senior police officer said Tuesday. “We are actually seeking other advice and we’re looking at the Piracy Act.  I was told that murder is an international offence and ...

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PPP gears up for Congress date

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is this weekend expected to decide when Congress- the highest decision making body- would be held, party General Secretary, Clement Rohee said Tuesday. He said the congress is scheduled to be held this year. Rohee said once a decision is taken on Saturday, June 4, 2016, the agenda items would be formulated as part ...

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PPPC’s Dharamlall denies threatening to shoot IDB official

Even as the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Clement Rohee prepares to summon one of his party’s parliamentarians, Nigel Dharamlall, to discuss an allegation that he threatened to shoot an official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), his lawyer issued a denial. “My client unequivocally denies any involvement in any criminal act,” said Attorney-at-Law, Glenn Hanoman ...

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Venezuelan soldiers open fire on GGMC officials

The Guyana Defence Force and Guyana Geology and Mines Commission  (GGMC) Monday night confirmed that mines officers from the regulatory authority earlier in the day came under fire most likely from Venezuelan soldiers in the Eteringbang area. Commissioner of the GGMC, Newell Dennison said three officers were in a boat on routine inspections when shots were fired across the bow ...

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Police probing allegation that PPP MP threatened to shoot IDB official

A parliamentarian for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has been accused of threatening to shoot an official of the Inter- American Development (IDB) last week. Police said the incident occurred at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. The parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall,  has since been questioned by police, but investigators have declined to say whether he brandished or pulled ...

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Rohee, Top Cop squabble over Police training

In the latest exchange of words between Top Cop Seelal Persaud and Former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee, the Minister is denying claims that he ducked applications for police ranks to do overseas training. At a press conference on Monday morning, Rohee laid the blame for officers not receiving training at the feet of the police force. In fact he ...

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