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Daily Archives: October 19, 2016

Georgetown Chamber says crime being under-reported; calls for VAT-free security equipment

The Georgetown Chamber of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Wednesday said official police crime statistics do not reflect the true situation, although latest police statistics show that there has been a 21 percent decline in serious crimes. While crediting the police force with cracking some new and old cases, the business organisation has called for an increase in ...

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North West District tractor driver charged with arson

A man from the North West District, who allegedly set his neighbour’s house on fire, was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of $50,000. The allegation against Lester Harris is that on October 16, 2016, Kumaka, Moruca, North West District, he maliciously set fire to the dwelling house of Jillian Cornelius. The tractor driver pleaded not guilty to the ...

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Carpenter charged with spate of armed robberies at West Demerara

A young carpenter is now on remand following his court appearance on six counts of illegal ammunition possession and robbery under arms at several West Bank Demerara villages. He is alleged to have robbed several persons of more than GYD$700,000 in cash and phone cards. Police alleged that on October 11, 2016 at Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, while in ...

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Guyana’s immigration cleared of issuing bogus passports to Dataram, wife

Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine used authentic Guyana passports but they were not issued by the Immigration Department of the police force, acting Crime Chief  Hugh Jessamy said Wednesday. “They tampered with the bio-data pages of both passports and put in false immigration stamps to show that they left Springlands,” he told Demerara Waves ...

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Islamic Development Bank may help fund Guyana’s housing drive

Officials from the Ministry of Communities and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) on Friday met with a visiting team from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) where a medium-long term housing program was presented. The Ministry of Communities said various interventions relating to the overall direction of the housing sector and the proposed construction of 10,000 housing units were ...

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Brother allegedly steals from man “from same bowels”

A 56-year-old man is now on $70,000 bail after appearing in court for stealing items from his brother’s bond. The allegation against Andrew Collins Carter is that between September 30 and October 15, 2016 at Station Street Kitty, he broke and entered the storage bond of Kester Carter. There, he allegedly stole items amounting to $425,000. Among the items were ...

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Kaieteur News grenade attack: Publisher says he has no problems with anyone

Kaieteur News Publisher Glenn Lall testified Tuesday as the Preliminary Inquiry into the grenade threat to his establishment continued. During his examination, Lall was asked by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers if as a publisher he has any grievances with persons or if he knows of any persons having problems with him. To this, the Publisher responded that he has no problem with ...

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