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Five held in Guyana, Suriname for piracy; extradition of Guyanese suspects unnecessary

Three Guyanese remain in police custody in Guyana and two others are being held in Suriname by police there as a probe into last month’s deadly piracy attack continues, authorities here said Wednesday. Guyana’s Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said the detainees in Guyana could be charged and prosecuted locally instead of being sent ...

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Surinamese police ignores piracy attacks report against Guyanese—Jagdeo; Suriname authorities to monitor fishermen movements

Even as Guyana’s Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday disclosed that Suriname has moved to set up check-points to monitor the movement of Guyanese fishermen, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Surinamese police often disregard reports of piracy because the victims are Guyanese. Just back from Suriname, accompanied by a team of senior police officers who gathered information about ...

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Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington grilled on 27 allegations of misconduct in public office; released on station bail

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington were Wednesday released from police custody on a total of GY$600,000 bail. They were questioned for more than four hours by investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force in the presence of ...

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Brassington, Ashni Singh walk into SOCU for questioning

Former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited, Winston Brassington and former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh Wednesday morning walked into the headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). He was accompanied by Attorney-at-Law, Mark Waldron. The two walked into a lower flat of SOCU at 9:03 AM. Moments later, former Finance Minister  Singh also went into ...

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Updated: GYD$6 million bail for Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington hours after arriving in Guyana ; prosecutor says more charges likely

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL, Winston Brassington were Tuesday granted GY$6 million bail each on three joint charges of misconduct in public office. They were arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan who granted them GY$2 million bail on each of the three joint charges. ...

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Testimony by 15-year old boy, who led Joint Services to stolen GDF weapon, to feature at Lindo Creek Inquiry

Testimony by man-who was 15 years old at the time of the Lindo Creek massacre- could be tested on the witness stand of the Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday, and it is unclear whether he would appear in person because of concerns for his security. Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Leslie Sobers remarked shortly before the adjournment of ...

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Jagdeo calls for special prosecution in Suriname piracy case

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Noting that the recent attacks on Guyanese fishermen in Surinamese waters are no random acts of violence for economic gains, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo not only called for swift action from the governments of Suriname of Guyana, but also for special prosecution of perpetrators. During a meeting Sunday in Suriname with fishermen, families of missing ...

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Suriname arrests 13 Guyanese suspects in piracy attacks

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Police authorities here confirmed Monday that they have detained thirteen suspects in the ongoing investigation into the recent armed attacks on several fishing boats offshore Suriname. While several individuals were captured by fishermen most of the suspects, all Guyanese fishermen, were arrested over the weekend at several location by police, Coast Guard and the Bureau ...

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