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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Politics, crime, and violence in Guyana: is there a nexus?

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Politics, crime, and violence in Guyana: is there a nexus?  Is there a history?  Is this the reality?  These are sure to be provocative, even unwanted, questions.  They still must be asked and explored. It has been said that choke-and-rob banditry had its origins in the stormy strife-political, racial, social-of the pre-Independence period, ...

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Truck driver guilty of causing death of cyclist

Truck driver Roopnarine Hardiwar, who was on trial for killing a pedal cyclist, was Monday sentenced to three years in prison after the Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan relied on the scientific evidence presented instead of inconsistent accounts by several witnesses. Hardiwar appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, where he was told that the court finds sufficient circumstantial evidence ...

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First Lady commends ACDA and COLAACO’s success in education

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Sunday evening, commended the African Cultural and Development Association’s (ACDA) Centre of Learning And Afro-Centric Orientation (COLAACO) on its holistic education programme, at its annual Sikukuu ya-Mwaka (Festivity of the Year) event hosted at the Akwaaba Centre, Thomas Lands, Georgetown. “This place of learning is also a place of pride: pride in one’s roots, pride in ...

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Private sector’s claim of rising crime “preposterous”- Top Cop

Even as Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Monday used statistics to dismiss concerns by the private sector that there is a rise in crime, a business place was robbed and a youth broke into the home of the daughter of a prominent citizen in an attempted robbery. He said rounds were discharged in eight cases of serious crimes in October, ...

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Alleged male, female car hijackers charged

A man and a woman have been remanded after appearing before Magistrate Leron Daly for robbing another man of his car, phone and cash. It is alleged that on October 26, 2016 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara Robert Beckles and Sharda Thomas robbed Lakeram Budurgh of one Toyota Premio motor car valued GYD$3 million, one Blu cellular phone worth GYD$15,000 ...

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Alleged East Bank Demerara robber remanded

A labourer is now on remand after appearing in court on Monday on two counts of robbery under arms. The first allegation against Ron Simmons is that on May 3, 2015 at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara he, being in the company of others and armed with a gun, robbed Valdes Nickram of GYD$100,000 cash, four cellular phones (GYD$140,000), three ...

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Police share some responsibility for deadly Moblissa accident

The Guyana Police Force is sharing some blame for last week’s road accident on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway that resulted in the death of a woman and a passenger in a Mahdia bus that was heading to Georgetown. Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine said the police force was unable to patrol the highway last Friday night (October 28, 2016) because of other ...

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Police Force, Police Service Commission at odds over bypass of senior officers for promotion

The Guyana Police Force and the Police Service Commission (PSC) are at odds over the appointment of a Senior Superintendent ahead of several others who have been appointed Superintendent in 2015, Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said Monday. “There are some unhealthy developments. The most you can do is write about it. We don’t have the power or the authority to ...

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Grenade, press freedom, crime and politics

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall That live grenade endangering the lives of people at Kaieteur News prompts these two questions: Can democracy, the 21st century, and Guyanese politics and standards coexist?  Coexist constructively and peaceably and progress to a firm lasting footing? It was a live grenade with the potential for mayhem and unthinkable maiming.  If it had ...

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