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Daily Archives: November 2, 2016

Retired Assistant Police Commissioner to probe alleged drug procurement malpractices at Health Ministry

Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Winston Cosbert was Wednesday evening given the Terms of Reference (TORs) by Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, to probe into the allegations of unauthorised disclosure of information, mismanagement and malpractices in the procurement of pharmaceuticals at the Ministry of Public Health, government announced. In handing over the TORs, Minister Harmon said that Government eagerly ...

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Case against Carville Duncan dismissed

A City Magistrate on Wednesday dismissed an almost GYD$1 million larceny charge against Carville Duncan. Magistrate Leron Daly ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove that Duncan had stolen more than GYD$900,000 in director’s fees from the state-owned Guyana Power and Light. Police had alleged that that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole GYD$984,900, property of GPL. He was charged ...

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Businessmen held with gun, ammo, ganja- police

Two businessmen from Linden and Diamond, East Bank Demerara were early Wednesday morning taken into custody, after a gun, ammunition and marijuana were allegedly found in their places of business at Omai, Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni). Police said one licensed shotgun, three live cartridges and a small quantity of marijuana were found in their places of business, at Omai Landing during separate ...

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PM’s representative is Guyana Chronicle’s new chairman

The Prime Minister’s representative on the board of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL)- publishers of the Chronicle newspaper-  has been surprisingly elevated to interim chairman of that state-owned media house. Imran Khan’s appointment was communicated by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to management on October 31, 2016 at a time when there are concerns about the independence of that nine-member ...

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Use of date-rape drugs on the rise; “When you go out, do not take drinks from people…” DPP warns

Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack on Wednesday warned Guyanese against consuming drinks from people they barely know because of the increasing use of date-rape drugs. “When you go out, do not take drinks from people because some of these people they offer them drinks and in the drinks is substance, they lose consciousness, they wake up in ...

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Former BK International clerk charged with embezzlement

A former BK International clerk is now on GYD$250,000 bail for embezzling the company’s money. It is alleged that between July 20 and September 13, 2016 Toteram Ramchand, being employed as a servant or clerk at BK Queries Inc., fraudulently embezzled the sum of GYD$28,571,235. The money was taken into possession by Ramchand for employer. The 25-year-old pleaded not guilty ...

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Mentally unstable labourer almost severs neck of neighbour

Police in Berbice said they are probing the “brutal murder” of a woman by her neighbour,  who is believed to be mentally unstable, at Belvedere, Corentyne, Berbice Wednesday morning. Dead is 53-year old  Bhumattie Delall of 351 5th Street South Belvedere, Corentyne, Berbice who was attacked while she was standing in her yard. “The suspect armed with a cutlass, approached ...

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Murder trial of Bartica massacre accused continues

The trial for three remaining accused in the Bartica massacre began on Wednesday morning with the prosecution’s address to the Jury. Prosecutor Diana Kawlesar in her address reread the charge, which states that on February 17, 2008, when persons engrossed in the 20/20 Cricket games, heavily armed gunmen drew their boats ashore and opened fire. The men then made their ...

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Suspected bandit shot by licensed firearm holder

Police said one of two armed bandits was shot and killed by a licensed firearm holder, early Wednesday morning as they attempted to break into his 5th Avenue Diamond Housing Scheme, home.   Investigations revealed that about 02:15h., the 38 year old miner was awoken by a loud noise coming from the lower flat of his house, and upon investigating ...

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