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Was there a hidden hand in the unrest at the Camp Street Prison?

As the dust settles after several glaring testimonies from prisoners and law enforcement at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest, other questions are now being raised. Questions are being raised about whether there was some sort of “hidden hand” in the unrest and whether there was an agenda. The Prison unrest left 17 inmates dead with others injured ...

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Syringes, tattoo machine, drugs, weapons found in Georgetown Prison

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has seized a number of prohibited items from the Camp Street jail and appears to have fragmented a group of prisoners who were at the center of a fiery prison unrest that claimed the lives of 17 inmates. “During the operation thirteen prisoners were transferred to the different prison locations and a number of prohibited ...

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Five to be charged with murder of Professor Mars

Five persons will be charged with the murder of Professor Perry Mars who was found bound and gagged at his Prashad Nagar home last week. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers said the recommendation to charge the five with murder was dispatched to police on Monday. Those expected to appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday include two 17 ...

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Alleged murderer of Linden businesswoman caught

Five months after  a murder accused broke out from the Mackenzie Police Station, he was caught in the Rupununi, police said. He is Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He is accused of killing Shevon Gordon on April 4, 2015. The Guyana Police Force said he was spotted in a vehicle and arrested at about 10 AM on ...

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Six, including two girls, arrested for Prof. Perry Mars’ murder

Less than 24 hours after a Guyana-born American professor was strangled to death at his home in Prashad Nagar, police arrested the key suspects and recovered the items that were stolen from his home. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “we have arrested the suspects and they are cooperating with ...

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Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen

A Guyana-born  retired United States (US) professor was Thursday night killed at his home in Prashad Nagar and a large quantity of valuables were carted off, police sources said. Dead is 75-year old Pairadeau “Perry” Mars, a former professor in Ethnic Studies at the Detroit, Michigan-based Wayne State University. Investigators said his bound and gagged body was found in his study ...

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Inter-American Human Rights Commission calls on Guyana to reduce prison overcrowding

Washington, D.C. –   The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the deaths of inmates at the Camp Street prison located in Georgetown, Guyana. The IACHR calls on the State to ensure that the ongoing investigations be conducted with due diligence and without delays, and that urgent measures be adopted to prevent similar incidents from occurring again. Based on information ...

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US-based cocaine importer tied to shipments from Guyana, Suriname

Reproduced from the New York Daily News An unidentified importer, who was previously associated with a shipment of cocaine from Guyana earlier this year, has been linked to a haul of cocaine-in-fish netted in Brooklyn. This time, the consignment originated from neighbouring Suriname and was trailed by United States (US) Federal agents to Brooklyn where two men were arrested while ...

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Rose Hall serial robber nabbed

A serial robber at Rose Hall, Corentyne was arrested shortly after grabbing a sum of money from from a money-changer and his brother. The Guyana Police Force said the suspect who had carried out the robbery has been identified as one of three men who had committed an armed robbery on a poultry farmer at Rose Hall on April 30, ...

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Man shot, robbed of GYD$1.8 M

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$1.8 million in Kitty, Georgetown on Monday morning. Police said that at about 10 AM on Monday May 09, 2016, Sean Harper, 46 years, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was about to exit his motor vehicle at Alexander Street, Kitty, when he was attacked by a man armed with a handgun. “The ...

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