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Firearm management module fitted for Security Ministry, despite Police Commissioner’s objection

The Public Security Ministry has accepted a firearm management module, despite strong objection by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on grounds that there is still outstanding work on the software to link several other databases. The computer module was constructed to aid with proper gun management that allow the immediate verification of a legal or illegal firearm. However, a well- placed police ...

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GTUC, FITUG uniting on common issues, one May Day rally

The country’s fractured trade union movement does not appear to be in a hurry to re-unite under one umbrella of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), although the two federations are planning to collaborate on a range of issues and hold one May Day rally. GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis side-stepped questions about whether his organisation and the breakaway Federation ...

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International review of audit reports, independent legal advice needed- AFC

The Alliance For Change (AFC) wants an independent review of several audit reports and the hiring of independent legal advisors to determine if anyone should be charged, to avoid claims of a witch-hunt. “The party is of the view that the series of audit reports into apparent irregularities in various government agencies should be supplemented by a review by experienced ...

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AFC calls for break-up of Harmon’s responsibilities in wake of BK Tiwari-gate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday ended a leadership retreat, calling for a break-up of the responsibilities of the Minster of State, Joseph Harmon in the wake of the appointment of Brian “BK” Tiwari as a ministerial advisor. The party which, commands an agreed 40 percent representation in Cabinet and is responsible for several key ministries, reasoned that Tiwari’s ...

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Harmon still enjoys Granger’s confidence- says top PNCR official

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon still enjoys the confidence of President David Granger despite swirling media reports that that minister appears very close with at least two companies that the coalition had heaped sharp criticism on while in opposition. Minister of Social Cohesion Amna Ally told the Post Local Government Election meeting at West Demerara that President David Granger has every confidence ...

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Police Force’s Strategic Management Dept to close; Rohee didn’t understand its role — Police Commissioner

The Strategic Management Department (SMD) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is being closed down because it has outlived its usefulness, according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. “The Guyana Police Force has outgrown the Strategic Management Department,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Persaud said the 12-member civilian staff is being gradually phased out as their contracts expire. Meanwhile, well-placed ...

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Granger refuses to name campaign financiers; assures “it’s not dirty money”

President David Granger has refused to name financiers of the coalition’s 2015 general election campaign and the amounts they gave, saying that he does not want certain businesses to be victims of politically-inspired boycotts. He assured that the funds received were not proceeds of crime. “We have received money or the coalition, as several parties, did receive monies during the ...

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America Street money-changer robber jailed

One of the men accused of robbing two America Street money-changers late last year was Friday found guilty and jailed for five years. Troy Abrams was found guilty by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, based on witnesses’ accounts of the lighting conditions, identification of the accused and prior knowledge of Abrams. The charge against Anthony Primo of West Ruimveldt was discontinued ...

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Rape-accused Wauna farmer charged with killing policeman

A North West District farmer was Friday charged with the stabbing death of a policeman more than one month ago at Matthews Ridge while efforts were being made to arrest him. Dennis Marks, 38, of Wauna Creek was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered policeman, Leonard La Rose while acting in the execution of his ...

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TSU rank feared drowned while going to curb illegal gold mining

A member of the Guyana Police Force’s Tactical Services Unit (TSU) is feared drowned after a boat capsized on the Potaro River while he and others were going t o help curb illegal gold mining in the Kaieteur National Park area. “The body has not yet been recovered and a search is in progress,” police said in a statement. Police ...

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