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Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Private Sector Commission, Police Commissioner differ on monitoring released prisoners

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged authorities to monitor the expected large number of remanded prisoners who are being released from custody, but Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud almost immediately knocked down the criticism, saying those being released have not committed violent crimes. “They are there for non-violent crimes and there are persons who the court would have already ...

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Eight prison escapees at large- Prisons Director

Nine prisoners were up to Tuesday afternoon believed to have escaped from the Georgetown Prison at the time of Sunday afternoon’s fire that destroyed the penal facility. The Guyana government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) said one of the nine prisoners has since been recaptured. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels was quoted as saying that eight “fugitives on the run. ...

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Updated: Minibus driver shot dead; passenger robbed of bag containing GYD$1,000

A minibus driver from Suddie, Essequibo Coast, was Tuesday shot dead at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara after a robber snatched a bag from a passenger containing GYD$1,000 and one cellular phone, police said. ‘A’ Division Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Marlon Chapman said a suspect was shot by police and arrested allegedly with a handgun in his possession. He was ...

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Updated: One arrested for several guns found in barrel at City wharf

Four handguns were Tuesday afternoon found in a barrel at the Guyana National Shipping Corporation (GNSC) wharf, Georgetown, and already one man has been arrested and another gun allegedly found in his possession, police said. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said four 9MM handguns were found in an engine in a barrel. ...

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Commission of Inquiry to probe if police neglected or failed to investigate plot to kill Granger

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) will over the next several weeks come under intense scrutiny over whether the law enforcement agency did enough to probe reports and allegations of a threat to assassinate President David Granger. Heading the Commission of Inquiry is Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Slowe who has been tasked with, among other things, to ascertain if the ...

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