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Jagdeo will answer SOCU’s questions if Granger does likewise

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he would drop his presidential immunity and allow police to question him if President David Granger is grilled by investigators about the award of a multi-million dollar contract to a Dutch company to conduct a feasibility study on a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “If the President, when he is questioned in SOCU (Special Organised ...

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Public Infrastructure Minister submits statement to police about Demerara River Bridge feasibility contract

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) has launched an investigation into the award of a GY$148 million contract to a Dutch company for the development of a feasibility study and design of a new Demerara River bridge,  a senior police officer said. “The matter was referred and we (police force) are investigating the matter,” the official told ...

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Jagdeo refuses to answer SOCU’s questions on PradoVille 2 lands; denies security of president, ministers was reason for scheme

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday invoked presidential immunity and refused to respond to any questions concerning the allocation of housing lands at Goedeverwagting-Plaisance (PradoVille 2) to himself, his then ministers and other top government officials eight years ago. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Assistant Commissioner Sydney James said after the probe is completed ...

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Ecstasy ‘date rape’ drug being sold in schools ; “very worrying” videos of girls found – CANU

Ecstasy, a date rape drug, has surfaced in several schools in Guyana, triggering a call by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan for parents to pay greater attention to the welfare of their children. “We are conscious of the increasing demand for ecstasy among our youth population including children at schools. This drug now seems to be the common narcotic that ...

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Intoxicated police officer arrested for causing road death

A Guyana Police Force Deputy Superintendent has been arrested in connection with the death of a pedal cyclist. The force said he was driving under the influence of alcohol. “An investigation has since been launched by a Senior Officer who visited the scene and also conducted a breathalyzer test on the Officer, who was found to be above the legal ...

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PradoVille 2 established in response to violent crime wave – Robeson Benn

A former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) cabinet  member on Wednesday said he told police investigators that top government officials were allocated lands at PradoVille 2 (Goedverwagting-Plaisance) because of the deadly crime wave at the time that had resulted in the shooting death of then Agriculture Minister, Satyadeow Sawh. Former Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said he told agents of ...

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Husband dies, rescued wife severely burnt, house destroyed

The one-flat wooden home of a reportedly abusive couple, is completely razed and dead is the reputed husband Christopher ‘Harry’ Bramble, 56, unemployed whose charred remains are stored at Lyken’s Funeral Home, the Guyana Police Force said. The reputed wife Jewel ‘Coolie Girl’ Coats, 36, who was evacuated from the lot 39 West Ruimveldt home by residents, is in a ...

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Venezuelan women arrested at West Berbice nightclub released; club manager still in custody for other offences- police

The manager of a night club at West Coast Berbice has been let off the hook of Trafficking In Persons charges after the six Venezuelans denied they were victims and proved that they were in Guyana legally, police said. However, she is expected to face charges for allegedly assaulting a peace officer and sale of smuggled liquor. Guyana Police Force ...

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