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Jagdeo calls for special prosecution in Suriname piracy case

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Noting that the recent attacks on Guyanese fishermen in Surinamese waters are no random acts of violence for economic gains, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo not only called for swift action from the governments of Suriname of Guyana, but also for special prosecution of perpetrators. During a meeting Sunday in Suriname with fishermen, families of missing ...

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Suriname arrests 13 Guyanese suspects in piracy attacks

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Police authorities here confirmed Monday that they have detained thirteen suspects in the ongoing investigation into the recent armed attacks on several fishing boats offshore Suriname. While several individuals were captured by fishermen most of the suspects, all Guyanese fishermen, were arrested over the weekend at several location by police, Coast Guard and the Bureau ...

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Guyana’s private sector bribery for services highest in the Caribbean- IDB survey

A small number of private businesses in Guyana pay bribes for government services, but that figure is still high compared to the rest of the Caribbean, according to an Inter-American Development (IDB) publication. Titled “Constraints Affecting Guyana’s Private Sector: Survey Results”, the authors Guyanese economist Sukrishnalall Pasha, and Elton Bollers and Mark Wenner of the IDB found that the bribe ...

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Suriname police appeal urgently to relatives for identification documents of piracy victims

With 12 fishermen-many believed to be Guyanese- still unaccounted for following last Friday’s piracy off the coast of Suriname, police in that formrr Dutch colony on Friday appealed to relatives to provide information about those still missing. Suriname’s Coast Guard recovered two more bodies on Friday (May 4). With three bodies already recovered and a badly injured fisherman rescued, hopes ...

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Guyanese in Berbice held for questioning about deadly piracy attack off Suriname’s coast

As Guyanese police arrested a Berbician in connection with last week Friday’s piracy attack that has so far left 11 persons unaccounted for, one of the surviving fishermen has been recounting his experience at the hands of the merciless pirates who chopped and threw several of his colleagues overboard off the coast of Suriname. Arrested was Nakool “Fire” Manohar, 38 ...

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Weak, badly injured fisherman rescued; suspected pirate arrested off Suriname’s coast; Guyana in mourning

  By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Although the chance of finding survivors is getting smaller by the hour, rescue workers have found one of the victims of the deadly attack on four fishing boats on Friday. The man was said to be in critical condition was rushed to the hospital by ambulance after being brought ashore this afternoon. He allegedly said ...

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C’bean Judicial Officers hears need for more convictions, seizure of criminal proceeds for effective AML/CFT regimes

Guyana on Thursday hosted the inaugural workshop for Regional Judges and Prosecutors with a call by the country’s Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC., for more convictions and the confiscation of the proceeds of criminal ventures for the benefit of the State and other victims. This, if the global efforts of the international Financial Action Taskforce ...

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Ministry of the Presidency unveils Jagan centennial stamp

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) on Tuesday formally launched the Centennial ‘limited edition’ Commemorative Stamp in celebration of the life of the Late Executive President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Cheddi Jagan. Notably absent from the launching ceremony held at MotP was any representation of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), government ...

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