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Police shifting away from paper-based information collection

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday launched a digital information system aimed at modernising the way it collects and uses crime information. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the new system represents more than a move away from paper-based recording. “This is going to make it easier to identify persons of interest and allow the user to easily pull ...

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3 of 5 suspected bandits arrested with alleged stolen items

Three of five suspected bandits were arrested and “almost all of the stolen items” have been recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Efforts are being made to arrest the other suspects. Those in custody are all residing in Charlestown, Georgetown, police said. The armed robbery was committed at Recht door Zee, West Bank Demerara about 7 pm on Monday. “The ...

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Presidential guard found unconscious with head injuries

A member of the Presidential Guard was early Monday morning found lying in an unconscious state on Mandela Avenue with head injuries, police said. The guard has been identified as Police Constable 2045 Winston Cooper of 761 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The 32-year old Cooper was picked up opposite the National Gymnasium by first responders of the Guyana Fire Service at ...

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Argentina says Guyana’s LGBTI community needs receptive police, hate crime laws

Argentina, which chairs the 40-nation Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) that fights for the human rights of gays and bisexuals, wants Guyanese police to make reporting hate crimes easier and for the South American nation to pass legislation outlawing such crimes. The need for such measures was contained in a letter to prominent Guyanese gay rights activist, Joel Simpson, who alleged ...

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OPINION: Police ‘sewage’ saturates all Guyana

by GHK Lall There is this article in the Stabroek News of June 13th, titled, “Another police rank speaks on corrupt practices in force” that says so much about here. A dirty plot thickens and darkens; many such plots. All the sewage ingredients are there: murder; coverup; de lil fine change of a cool million; de “boss man;” mole(s); another ...

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“There is no upsurge in crime in the State of Guyana”- Police Commissioner

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday declared that there is no spike in crime in the country, despite repeated daily reports that pedestrians and businesses are being robbed almost on a daily basis. James instead attributed the perception of increased crimes to “sensational” media reports. He assured the Guyanese diaspora and visitors that crime is not on the increase. ...

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Bomb threat forces cancellation of UG exams until next week

Police late Friday afternoon gave the University of Guyana (UG) the green light for staff and students to return to the Turkeyen Campus, after several hours of searching for bombs that someone said earlier in the day had been planted, a spokeswoman for the tertiary institution said. Public Relations Officer, Paulette Paul said all examinations have been cancelled until next ...

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