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Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

Police testing guns seized during murder probe

Police are conducting ballistic tests on two handguns and ammunition that were found in the possession of a labourer during a murder probe, and he has since been remanded on charges of gun and ammo possession. It is alleged that on September 30, 2016, at 70 Hadfield St. Georgetown, Jermaine Flavius had in his possession a .32 Taurus Pistol without ...

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Man fined, jailed for marijuana trafficking

Seon Brammer, who was before the court on a drug trafficking charge, was Wednesday found guilty and sentenced to 48 months in prison. The 34-year-old father of two was charged with having 464 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. During his trial he was out on bail. According to police, they had found a quantity of marijuana under ...

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Guyana probes reports of Venezuelan aircraft mapping Essequibo Region

Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Wednesday said Guyana has complained to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon about “illegal” over-flights by Venezuelan aircraft and this country has also asked for international help in gathering information about those incursions. “I believe that they are irresponsible and dangerous and we have said as much to the Secretary General of the ...

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Joe Singh to probe corruption allegations at Broadcast Authority

The Terms of Reference (TOR) for the investigations into the allegations of corruption and misconduct made by Mr. Kenwin Charles against members of the Guyana National Broadcasting Association (GNBA) Board were Thursday handed over to Major General Ret’d Joe Singh, MMS, by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, at his office, at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Ministry of ...

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Commission of Inquiry acquires expert testimony from former US-based Guyanese pilot

The Commission of Inquiry into the illegal twin-engine Cessna plane that was found in southern Guyana last month has tapped into the expertise of Guyanese aviator Michael Brassington. He said he was summoned by Inquiry Commissioner, Retired Brigadier Edward Collins to appear under oath at the probe in Lethem, Rupununi. “I was summoned. I was more or less ordered to ...

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Former CANU Prosecutor found dead in car

Former Prosecutor of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Oswald Massiah was early Wednesday morning found dead in a car at Parika. Divisional Commander for West Demerara, Assistant Commissioner Leslie James confirmed that the body of Massiah was discovered in a car at the Parika Ferry Stelling  and taken to a nearby hospital. Sources said Massiah had been ill  for quite ...

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