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Police attempt to use “junkies” labour at fire scene; relatives object

Just weeks after a Commission of Inquiry into how well the police investigated an alleged presidential assassination plot, the Guyana Police Force’s judgement Monday appeared set to be called into question again after they rounded up several suspected drug addicts to assist them at an early morning fire scene. After a female relative of the Sankars, who occupied the building ...

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Drunken policeman arrested for latest reported road death

A Guyana Police Force Lance Corporal, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, on Monday remained under close arrest in connection with the death of a 20-year old woman. Investigators said the 39- year old man, who is based at Force Headquarters, was driving his personal vehicle bearing licence number PSS 3984. The policeman, who resides at Cummings Lodge, East ...

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City businessman believed dead in fire

A city businessman was Monday morning believed to have been burnt to death in his wooden property that also housed a photocopy and photography centre, The fire quickly destroyed the building located at Main and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. After the blaze is brought under control, fire fighters will search for the body of 77-year old Mr. Yussuf Sankar. One of ...

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GRA gun stolen; security guard shot

A security guard was Sunday nursing a gunshot wound and a man, who allegedly grabbed a service revolver from a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer, has been arrested, police said. The GRA officer has also been detained. Police said they were investigating the circumstances in which a 22-year old security guard of Lower Kara Kara, Linden was shot. He is ...

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Two held for spate of East Coast Demerara robberies

Two men, believed to be perpetrators of several robberies on the lower East Coast Demerara, were early Sunday morning arrested shortly after they allegedly robbed a contractor of a gold chain valued GYD$1.6 million, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said the two suspects  -ages 26 and 31, who are  from Mon Repos and Beterverwagting , East Coast Demerara. “have been ...

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Police mechanic dies while on ‘four-hour’ motorcycle test-ride

A Guyana Police Force mechanic, who  took a motorcycle on a test-ride but did not wear a helmet, died in a road accident not far from his home village of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. He has been identified as 37-year old Constable 24376 Elroy Newton of 70 Voorzig, Mahaicony.  Police said he left the Transport Workshop, Eve Leary at about 3PM ...

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Venezuela officially flips-flops on World Court’s role in resolving border controversy

Venezuela for the first time officially acknowledged that the  border controversy with Guyana would be taken to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), but hours later reverted to its long-held position that the issue should be settled by mediation. Following a meeting between President Nicolas Maduro and the United Nations Secretary General’s High Representative, Dag Nylander, the Venezuelan government issued a ...

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Lethem men charged in connection with illegal airstrip and plane

Two men from the southernmost Guyanese town of Lethem have been charged in connection with conspiring to facilitate the illegal landing of a Brazilian-registered aircraft in northern Rupununi.   They are 21-year old Nathan Hamilton and Wasim King, 37, who were both not required to plea to the indictable charge of conspiring with businessman, Hutshan “Seon” Singh to facilitate the ...

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Justice system must treat persons vulnerable to discrimination fairly- President of Caribbean Court of Justice

The President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Dennis Byron has called on the justice system across the region to ensure that persons, who are vulnerable to discrimination, are treated fairly. In his examination of Judicial Attitudes and HIV and AIDS within the context of positioning the judiciary to effectively contribute to ending AIDS by 2030, Sir Dennis ...

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Guyana poised to get proper search and rescue system

Guyana appears poised to finally establish a search and rescue system, even as steps are being taken to boost air navigational systems and strengthen enforcement of safety regulations. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) , Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field said. Three GCAA air navigation officers, who have already received search and rescue training in the United States ...

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