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Top cop Seelall Persaud ordered to stay off job “in the public interest” as retirement nears

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud was Friday sent on leave “in the public interest”, ahead of his retirement at 55 years old five months from now. The substantive top cop was due to resume duty on Friday at the end of four months of accumulated annualised leave. Instead, he was sent a carefully worded letter by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj ...

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Alleged sexual misconduct by Bishop’s High School teacher handed over to police; Headmistress breached law

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School teacher is now in the hands of the Guyana Police Force after a former female student detailed her “emotional” encounter to investigators. “In the case of the Bishops’ High School teacher, Mr. Coen Jackson, the Ministry of Education Welfare Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection concluded its investigation and ...

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AFC disappointed Elections Commissioner is not “youth” or woman” but Granger banks on “experience”

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is disappointed that President David Granger did not select its nominee for appointment as an Elections Commissioner, but the Guyanese leader said he selected Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Desmond Trotman because of his experience. The AFC was noticeably absent from Trotman’s swearing in at State House, but the President said they are not ...

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“Best Cop” Eastman, undercover policeman charged with Sagga’s murder

Two police men , including an undercover cop and a detective, were Thursday arraigned on a charge of allegedly murdering a city businessman last month. Investigators said Detective Corporal, Derwin Eastman and intelligence policeman, Jameson Williams murdered Godfrey “Sagga” Scipio and on October 12, 2017 at Stanley Place and David Street, Kitty. Eastman, a former Best Cop, and Williams were ...

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Prisoner calls 911 and threatens to kill President

A prisoner Thursday morning allegedly called the emergency 911 number and threatened to kill the President, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. Wgen contacted, he confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that police were questioning  the inmate of the Lusignan Prison about the alleged threat that he made. “The prisoner is being questioned. The matter is being given the attention ...

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Guyana, China sign US$250,000 upgrade for CPCE

Guyana and China on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will result in the upgrade and expansion of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) Science Laboratory and Information Technology Department. The MOU provides a five million dollars grant to the Ministry of Education “to procure equipment and amenities to strengthen the science labs at CPCE,” Minister Henry ...

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Govt violated Constitution in blocking Police promotions- High Court

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday ruled that the Executive violated Guyana’s constitution by instructing the Police Service Commission (PSC) not to proceed with the promotion of several senior officers of the Guyana Police Force. The High Court also awarded GY$200,000 in costs to Attorney-at-Law, Rajendra Jaigobin in whose name the constitutional challenge was filed by Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall on ...

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Race, age, PNC rigged elections record, no internal consultation are major concerns in AFC executive about GECOM Chairman; Ramjattan unfazed about e-mail leaks by “rogue elements”

As more leaked email  show major agreements in the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) executive over President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), party chairman Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday welcomed the departure of two Canada-based aggrieved executive members. Former AFC General Secretary, David Patterson expressed concern that support for the unilateral appointment was a ...

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AFC submits name to Granger for GECOM Commissioner

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday announced that one of its representatives could soon be appointed an elections commissioner, following the death earlier this week of A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) representative on that body. “Upon his request, the party has submitted a name to His Excellency President David Granger for consideration in naming a replacement for Ms. ...

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Mostly Chinese companies interested in building new Demerara River bridge

Several Chinese companies on Tuesday dominated the contest to be selected as the top three to be invited to build the US$170 million bridge across the Demerara River. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson told Demerara Waves Online News that the 11 submissions would be “rated and assessed and the top ones will be asked to submit formal bids”. He ...

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