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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Prisoners hand over weapons, apologise for unrest

Hours after allegedly attempting to kill a fellow prisoner because he was suspected of being an informant, inmats of the Lusignan Prison Saturday morning handed over several improvised weapons and apologised for their behaviour, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels said. He said prison staff, with the support of police and soldiers, reported for duty at the new holding area at the ...

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AK-47 rifle, ammo found in city

Police said a haversack containing AK-47 assault rifle and several rounds of a variety of ammunition was found Friday evening in a clump of bushes in north-western Georgetown. The Guyana Police Force said lawmen received information and went to a bushy area in Kingston at about 6:30 PM when they found the high-powered rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition. The ...

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14 persons hurt after minibus slams into tractor trailer – driver was allegedly drunk at the time.

Four children are currently hospitalized while several adults are nursing injuries about their body after the minibus they were traveling in slammed into a tractor trailer on the No. 19 Public road, Corentyne late Thursday evening. From information gathered, the persons were reportedly heading back home after taking a relative to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital when they got into ...

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Granger assassination plot inquiry: Lawyers differ over Police Commissioner Persaud’s involvement while on leave

Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Friday said Mr. Seelall Persaud was still constitutionally Police Commissioner although he was on vacation and in keeping with the law, he called the most senior officer of the station at the the time. However, television journalist Travis Chase’s Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters slammed Persaud for calling Inspector Narine on March 29 ...

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Mining syndicate protests not politically motivated; land allocations being fast-tracked- Raphael Trotman

Even as Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman scoffed at suggestions that recent protests by small miners were orchestrated by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to undermine him, he Thursday said the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) has been instructed to grant thousands of acres of land to mining syndicates. Asked whether moves to grant the mining syndicates ...

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City Council postpones deciding on parking meters’ future; SCS refused to disclose key financial information

Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council on Thursday agreed to postpone a vote on the fate of the metered parking system until later this month to allow stakeholders and the wider public to read and comment on a report on metered parking that found that Smart City Solutions (SCS) withheld vital information from the Council’s negotiating committee. Briefing the Council on ...

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Constitutionality of Pres. Granger’s directive to the Police Service Commission challenged in Court

  The constititionality of President David Granger’s decision to ask the Police Service Commission (PSC) to delay the promotion of officers is being challenged in the High Court. An applicant named Rajendra R. Jaigobin has filed legal proceedings against to declare that i) the Police Service Commission, a Commission established by the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in the ...

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