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OPINION: Sleeping policemen. Who watches out for whom?

by GHK Lall Wikipedia offered this extended description cum definition of a sleeping policeman: Speed bumps (or speed breakers) are the common name for a family of traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor-vehicle traffic in order to improve safety conditions. Variations include the speed hump, speed cushion, and speed table. “[F]amily of traffic calming devices” and ...

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Drug treatment court opens

Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court, opened its doors on Monday, aimed at giving convicted drug addicts a chance to receive treatment and reduce overcrowding of the country’s prisons. Located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the facility will permit easier access to resources and personnel, including stakeholders such as the police, social services, health and drug treatment providers for the efficient ...

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Former Chief-of-Staff says GDF, PNCR did not get solid info on Roger Khan

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best on Friday said the force and the then opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) did not amass concrete information to charge convicted drug dealer, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, with other crimes. Khan and several associates were intercepted by a GDF patrol on December 14, 2002 in a bullet ...

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Police looking overseas for information on Roger Khan, as Granger, Jagdeo weigh in on no homicide charges so far

Guyanese police are still hoping to unearth information to link convicted drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan to two murders, even as President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo weighed on a lack of evidence so far to charge the United States (US) deportee. A top police officer told News-Talk Radio Guyana that based on requests by the Director of ...

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2 arrested for 42 kilo marijuana bust at Parika

Two men of Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, were arrested by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit agents  after they were allegedly found with 42 kilogrammes of marijuana. The anti-drug agency said 39-year old Shafeek Latif and 35-year old Naresh Totaram were arrested at Parika Public Road East Bank Essequibo on October 15 during an early morning search. CANU said both ...

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5 dead in East Bank Demerara collision involving presidential escort vehicle

Five persons are killed on Tuesday morning when a Guyana Police Force presidential escort car and a civilian vehicle collided at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, police confirmed. Police Traffic Chief, Linden Isles told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that a member of the Guyana Police Force is among the fatalities. Another police force member was injured. Police ...

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Unidentified man strangled, suspected killer arrested

A man was strangled to death outside the Leader of the Opposition’s Office on Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown late Saturday night. Police are still trying to identify him, and they have since asked the public to assist with his name and address. However, the suspected killer, who was chased by public-spirited citizens and handed over to the police, has been ...

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Women among several arrested for gun, drugs at 3 East Demerara villages

Two women are among five persons who were arrested on Sunday during cordon-and-search operations at three East Coast Demerara villages. The Guyana Police Force said the searches were conducted between 6 am and 8 am at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabacilis and Plaisance villages. Police said an unlicensed pistol with a live matching round, 300 grammes of suspected cocaine, and 45 ...

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Guyanese fishermen arrested in Suriname

Five Guyanese have been arrested by Surinamese authorities for allegedly illegally fishing in the waters of that former Dutch colony. Suriname’s news service, Starnieuws only identified the men as 58-year old Ricky E., 24-year old Jason, D., 47-year old Orrin B, 31-year old Mahindra T. and the captain 36-year old Sunil, P. The news service reports that they were arrested ...

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PPP supporters disrupt Granger’s address at luncheon

Several People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters on Thursday heckled President David Granger and raised placards as he delivered an address on the political situation to a private sector luncheon. Senior police officers, including Divisional Police Commander Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman persuaded the protesters to leave the Essequibo Room at the Pegasus Hotel. While the protesters, including Juan Edghill, Peter Ramsaroop ...

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