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Lethem businessman arrested in connection with illegal plane, airstrip

A Lethem businessman has been arrested in connection with the discovery of an illegal aircraft and the construction of an illegal airstrip in Rupununi, southern Guyana four months ago, police and sources said. “A prime suspect who allegedly fled the jurisdiction shortly after he was being sought for questioning in relation to an illegal aircraft which was left abandoned at ...

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Juan Edghill released from custody but won’t violate parliamentary suspension

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill was Tuesday released from police custody after lawmen blocked him from entering Parliament Building because he was suspended for alleged misconduct. Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said the PPP would not push for Edghill’s return to the National Assembly because it does not want to be distracted from scrutinising the budgetary expenditures for ...

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PPP member jailed for dumping faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Opposition People’s Progressive Party  (PPP) member, Jason Abdulla was Monday jailed for six months after he was found guilty by City Magistrate Judy Latchman in connection with the dumping of faeces on Kaieteur News Columnist Freddie Kissoon seven years ago. However, former  Presidential Media Liaison Officer under the PPP administration, Kwame McCoy, and self-confessed death squad member Shawn Hinds were ...

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Another Berbice cop arrested for road death

Police said a speeding motor cyclist was killed early Sunday morning  when he allegedly slammed into a car. Dead is 28-year old Gavin Crandon of Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam. He was  pronounced dead on arrival at the New Amsterdam Hospital. The pillion rider, 15-year old Hubert Williamson,  was treated and transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. Investigators said at about ...

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Policeman arrested in connection with fatal road accident

An off-duty police Constable is under close arrest following a fatal accident which occurred Saturday evening on the Rosignol Public Road, West Coast Berbice,  the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said at about 6:50 PM said pedal cyclist Daymon Barran,43 , of 103 William Street,Rosignol perished in the mishap. The police force said the Constable,  who is stationed ...

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Private criminal charges loom over ExxonMobil’s multi-million US dollar signing bonus

Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram on Saturday signaled that private criminal charges might be laid against several top Guyana government ministers and officials for allegedly failing to deposit a multi-million United States (US) dollar signing bonus from ExxonMobil into the Consolidated Fund. Ram said he did not regard taking the matter to the police, but indicated that it was ...

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DNA testing to be done locally from next year

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to fund the upgrade of Guyana’s Forensic Laboratory to allow it to conduct DNA tests after an assessment had found several deficiencies, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan announced. Ramjattan told Demerara Waves Online News that the Head of the Citizen Security Programme, Dr. Clement Henry has indicated to him that the DNA testing ...

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Guyana, US, Caribbean on watch for radicalized persons, return of ISIS fighters

Guyana and other Caribbean countries are continuing to watch out for radical extremists and persons who have returned to the Western Hemisphere after serving as combatants with the Islamic State (ISIS), top local and American military officials said. Head of the United States (US) Army’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Admiral Kurt Tidd told a media round-table at the Marriott Hotel at ...

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Teacher Kescia Branche’s suspected killer charged

A man, who recently returned from the United States (US), was Wednesday charged with the murder of Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher, Kescia Branche. Matthew Munroe was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was remanded until January 9, 2018. By that time, the Director of Public Prosecutions chambers ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries tackle threats by violent extremists, cyber-criminals

Top military officers from across the Caribbean, North America and Europe are meeting in Guyana to, among other things, hammer out a strategy to address threats by trans-national extremist groups. Sponsored annually by the United States (US) Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), this year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) is being held under the theme of “Unifying Regional Action to Counter Trans-regional ...

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