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“Prime suspect” in custody for robbery-murder of elderly women

Police said they on Sunday they arrested the “prime suspect” in the killing of two elderly women last week. The man was arrested at about midday at Karawab, Pomeroon River, located about 65 miles from Charity, Essequibo Coast. Investigators from Georgetown, led by a senior officer, acted on intelligence gathered and moved in on the location where the man was ...

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Police killings must be thoroughly investigated; Lusignan Prison should be shut down immediately-UN Working Group on African descendants

The United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent (WGPAD) Friday recommended that extra-judicial killings by police be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators brought to justice, but no mention was made of the gunning down of several persons by death squads. “The government should take the necessary measures to guarantee that prompt and impartial inquiries are conducted into all extra-judicial ...

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Block-maker, teenage son confess to killing, burning labourer

A block-maker, his 14-year old son and one of his workers Friday confessed to killing a labourer  whose burnt remains were found in a hole earlier in the afternoon aback his place of employment,  Deputy Berbice Divisonal Commander,Edmond Cooper said. The motive for the killing was not immediately known. The block-maker’s sons, 23 and 14 years old, are also among ...

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Brazilians claim illegal aircraft found in southern Guyana; report on police collusion completed

The Brazilian-registered aircraft, which landed on an illegal airstrip in North Rupununi two months ago, is being claimed by a company in Brazil, but there has been very little development since, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “There was some communication between some persons from Brazil that claimed that the aircraft was actually stolen and we asked them to ...

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Cop allegedly stole gun, ammo from police force

Twenty-one year old Kevon Johnson, a serving member of the Guyana Police Force attached to the Tactical Services Unit,  appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to a simple larceny charge. The charge read by Magistrate Judy Latchman stated that on August 27,2017  at the Tactical Service Unit, Eve Leary, he stole one 9mm pistol valued at $375,000 and ...

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Update: Two confess to killing elderly women

        Two of four persons in custody on Friday confessed to killing two elderly women earlier this week at their home at the corner of Albert Street and South Road, a top Guyana Police Force investigator said Friday. A senior police source said two men admitted to investigators that they killed family-friends 88-year old Constance Fraser and 75-year old ...

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Guyanese domestic airlines to help evacuate Guyanese from several hurricane-hit Caribbean islands

At least 80 Guyanese from several hurricane-battered Caribbean islands will this weekend begin returning home on several airlines including planes owned by domestic carriers, government announced on Thursday. “All of them, who we know operate aircraft on a commercial basis have come forward today to give assistance to make flights available to some Caribbean destinations to bring back an estimate ...

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Opposition to complain to IDB about public procurement

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday announced that he would be complaining to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) about opaque procurement processes, a day after that hemispheric bank said it would be assisting Guyana to set up a special mechanism to fast-track projects. “The IDB needs to know that the lack of delivery on the contracts is not because they ...

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Granger probably “not fit and proper” to select GECOM Chairman by applying High Court ruling- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday questioned the reason why President David Granger wants to meet with him again next week to discuss the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, and said that it is time the Guyanese leader abides by a recent High Court ruling on the matter. “If our president cannot find from 18 persons ...

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