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Prison population being reduced; prisoners unaccounted for

More than 180 of the just over 1,000 prisoners, who have been dislocated by a fire at the Georgetown Prison, were Monday sent to other prisons, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. Samuels said 188 inmates, including those sent on their own recognisance by magistrates, were removed from the Lusignan holding facility and the exercise would continue on Tuesday. Demerara ...

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Murder accused Georgetown Prison inmate recaptured; five still at large

A murder accused, who attempted to flee during the fire that destroyed the Georgetown Prison, was recaptured  in the vicinity of the maximum security prison, a police spokesman said Monday. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Superintendent, Jairam Ramlakhan told Demerara Waves Online News that 20-year old Shawn Collins of 6 Ketley and Drysdale Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown was arrested in the vicinity ...

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Bartica-Lusignan massacre convict, others escape from Georgetown Prison after distracting prison authorities

Five prisoners were up to early Monday morning still at large, after distracting prison wardens by setting the overcrowded Georgetown Prison ablaze , authorities said. “The fire actually served as a distraction which resulted in the prison break. This is still to be confirmed,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels told a news briefing at the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN). ...

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Prison warden succumbs; nine other persons injured in Camp Street unrest; Georgetown hospital activates contingency plan

A prison officer succumbed to a gunshot injury while receiving emergency treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital. He has been identified as Odinga Wickham. Nine other persons were injured during Sunday afternoon’s fiery unrest that destroyed the maximum Georgetown Prison, officials said. There are no immediate reports of deaths. Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital, Retired Brigadier George ...

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14 kilos marijuana seized; seven arrested

More than 14 kilogrammes of marijuana were seized in Berbice and East Coast Demerara on Saturday and a total of seven persons were arrested, police said. The Guyana Police Force said an intelligence -led operation in New Amsterdam, Berbice Saturday morning has resulted in the arrest of six persons with 7.5 kilogrammes of cannabis. Those in custody include a husband, ...

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Guyana among several signatories to Caricom Arrest Warrant Treaty

The Caribbean Arrest Treaty was formally signed this afternoon by the leaders of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia. Guyana’s Department of Public Information said the  objective of this Treaty is to establish within the Caribbean Community a system of arrest and surrender of requested persons for the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution for an ...

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Driver in deadly Lilendaal accident on bail

Twenty-seven year old Tecona Welcome of 39 Austin Street, Campbellville made another appearance in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court , this time charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Welcome appeared before Magistrate Alisha George who read the indictable charge that on June 24, 2017 at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara she drove motor car PSS 7195 in a dangerous manner causing ...

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Noise nuisance task force formed

A Task Force to combat noise nuisance has been established to spearhead a crackdown on all forms of noise nuisance, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday. “The Ministry of Public Security in collaboration with other various stakeholders having recognised the right of citizens to live in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, and free from undue discomfort have taken ...

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