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High Court cuts police inspector’s imprisonment to a few hours for allegedly insulting magistrate

The High Court on Wednesday slashed a seven-day prison term imposed on Detective Police Inspector Prem Narine to less than one day, saying the penalty for allegedly insulting a City Magistrate was “excessive”. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire reduced the jail term imposed by Magistrate Rondel Weever to less than one day and ordered that the police officer be locked up ...

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More than GYD$500,000, “yellow metal” jewellery among items found in possession of killed bandits

Guyanese police said GYD$$609,330 was among several items found in the possession of three bandits who were shot dead during a confrontation with police in the backlands of Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder. Investigators did not say to whom the money belonged, but the three men were widely believed to have been involved in a series of robberies in East Berbice ...

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Bandits killed, guns recovered in shootout with police

In the wake of a spate of violent robberies in East Berbice, three suspected bandits were Sunday afternoon shot dead, police said. Police Commissioner Leslie James confirmed that three men were shot and four guns were recovered during the confrontation. Sources said those killed include Ramnarine Jagmohan, who was recently released from jail on a murder charge, Kevin Shivgobin who ...

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Suspected marijuana-in-blue soap smuggler arrested at Lusignan Prison

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle marijuana in soap to her fiancé inside the Lusignan Prison, was Tuesday arrested, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. She has been identified as 20-year old Althea Douglas. Samuels said the woman was arrested shortly after 3:30 pm after “her efforts to smuggle marijuana in blue soap failed.” He said the woman was ...

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US gives Guyana more money to fight crime; ex-cop faces extradition for alleged cocaine trafficking

The United States (US) on Tuesday announced increased funding to help Guyana fight crime, even as Washington asked for the extradition of a former Guyanese policeman to face prosecution for alleged drug trafficking. “The Embassy notes the work of the Government of Guyana to ensure the security of its citizens, counter transnational crime, and increase effective and timely prosecutions, and ...

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Remaining off the blacklist key to oil sector – former Caribbean anti-financial crimes boss

Former Executive Director of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Calvin Wilson on Saturday cautioned that if Guyana does not maintain a clean bill of financial health, oil companies and staff would encounter bottlenecks in sending their profits and earnings overseas. He told a media workshop organised by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) that if Guyana does not satisfy ...

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International condemnation of terror-plot convict motion adoption pushes gov’t to mull over future recognition of MPs – Ally

As international pressure mounts on the Government of Guyana’s parliament for honoring convicted terrorist, Abdul Kadir, government Chief Whip Amna Ally said a policy decision might be taken to guide how such situations should be handled in the future. “Except we take a policy decision, we have to reexamine and look at it ” she said when asked whether the ...

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School of the Nations Principal hands over recording to police, US embassy; calls for “pressure” on American mission

Principal of School of the Nations, Dr. Brian O’Toole has provided an audio recording of someone he believes Guyanese police can use to crack a shooting incident that has caused his left hand to be semi-paralysed. “It’s actually of a very clear message that came only a few days ago from a person of interest – and we have the ...

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Suspected cocaine-in-pepper sauce exporters remanded to prison

Two men accused of attempting to smuggle 107.6 kilogrammes of cocaine in pepper sauce to another country were Monday remanded to prison. The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan denied bail to the accused men. They are Ramaeo “Chan” Chandrabhan of 39 Ornoque Street, Georgetown, and Andrew Young of 2018 Section ‘C’ Diamond, East Bank Demerara. The ...

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Guyana gov’t “regrets” US interpretation of tribute resolution for Abdul Kadir

The Guyana government on Monday said it regretted the United States’ (US) condemnation of the National Assembly’s passage of a resolution in tribute to former lawmaker, Abdul Kadir, who died last year in an American prison where he had been serving life imprisonment for terrorism charges. “The Government of Guyana regrets the interpretation given to the motion passed in the ...

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