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Do not lock up persons for “behaving bad”- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday warned members of the Force against locking up persons because their family members complain they were “behaving bad” as they risk being injured by other detainees while in custody. “No one is to come to the station for you to take a relative into custody because they behaving bad. Behaving bad is not an ...

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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave – top cop

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and let me warn you civilians, we are coming after you–those ...

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Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of ...

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15-year old boy shot at Ghetto Flex Bar, Albouystown

A 15 year-old boy is injured following a Phagwah Day holiday shooting which occurred at Ghetto Flex Bar, Albouystown, Georgetown. The boy of Lot 26 D’Urban Street, Wortmanville, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited citizens and his condition was listed as stable. The incident occurred between 1630 hours and 1700 hours on Thursday. The Guyana Police Force ...

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140 Venezuelans arrive on North-West ferry

140 Venezuelan migrants arrived in Georgetown at 0500 hours Wednesday on the MV Barima which departed from Kumaka in Barima-Waini (Region One) Tuesday, Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix has confirmed. The Minister informed that the migrants were documented, immunised and taken to the Guyana Police Force’s Eve Leary headquarters in the capital Georgetown. Of the total number of migrants, about ...

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US Virgin Islands court sentences four Guyanese men following seizure of 3,769 kilos of cocaine worth US$71million

Reproduced by VI Consortium ST. CROIX — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma ...

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Ramjattan assures any elections violence will be quelled; smooth transition if PPP wins; Rohee warns “be careful with the guarantees you’re giving”

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has promised that police would not shoot any protesters and would instead do all it can to maintain peace during and after elections including a smooth change of government if the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is voted back into office. “We gonna try as best not to shoot protesters, as has happened in the ...

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Killed diamond dealer bandit identified; three others arrested

A man who was shot dead Saturday while allegedly attempting to rob a diamond dealership, has been identified as Henry Johanison, a 25-year old miner, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators were told that Johanison was shot dead inside Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Limited at Lot 288 Middle & Thomas Streets, Georgetown at about 12:10 pm. Three suspected accomplices, who were ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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