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West Demerara supermarket robbed of guns, cash

Armed bandits assaulted and robbed the owners of a supermarket at La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed Sunday. Divisional Commander for West Demerara, Senior Superintendent, Stephen Mansell confirmed that the incident occurred on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at C and N Supermarket. He said one suspect has been arrested. The names of the victims were not immediately available. Mansell ...

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Report on self-confessed drug lord Dataram’s allegations against CANU likely to be made public

The Guyana government is likely to make public the report of an inquiry into allegations against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by self-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram. The report of the inquiry made into Dataram’s allegations will be up for discussion at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon told a post-Cabinet press briefing today. “We are willing to ...

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Jamaica’s police helping Guyana improve intelligence gathering system

Guyana is getting assistance from Jamaica in boosting its crime and security intelligence-gathering strategies and techniques, Guyana’s Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud announced Wednesday. Addressing the annual police awards ceremony, he said the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has begun conducting an assessment of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) crime and security intelligence system with the aim of recommending improvements. He said ...

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Authorities probing extortion of Guyanese by Venezuelan gang members

Residents turned out on the East Coast Demerara to see the soldiers march from Better Hope to Georgetown.

The Guyana Defence Force and Guyana Police Force are to be deployed to  gold mining areas near the border with Venezuela where there have been reports of Venezuelan gang members extorting Guyanese, according to a  high-ranking military officer. “We (GDF) had a patrol with police in the area and it is now our intention to send another patrol into the ...

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Bandits snatch Guysuco payroll

Bandits Thursday evening snatched a GYD$1.5 million payroll belonging to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) moments before it was about to be taken to Massy  at Ruimveldt, Georgetown for packaging, police said. A senior Guysuco official added that it was the pensioners’ payroll  and the remainder of last week’s payroll that were carted off.  A company spokeswoman later said the ...

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Updated: Man shot dead during drug bust at East Coast Demerara hotel

A man was shot and killed by police during a shootout at a hotel at Ogle, East Coast Demerara Thursday afternoon.A large quantity of cocaine and a gun were recovered. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “police received information about a large scale drug transaction and whilst attempting to arrest ...

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Caricom countries trying to make fugitive arrests easier

Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Wednesday night wrapped up their summit in Guyana agreeing to sign an Arrest Warrant Treaty before yearend. Caricom’s Chairman- Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skeritt said the proposed accord would help tighten security in a region whose scattered islands have been plagued by narco-trafficking, gang violence and gun crimes. “The Arrest Warrant Treaty would ...

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Files in “disarray” as Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings fraud trial begins

The commencement of the GYD$600 million fraud trial of former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her former Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings was short-lived after the prosecutor’s files were in “disarray.” Following objections by Defence Lawyer, Neil Boston, City Magistrate Judy Latchman gave Police Prosecutor, Neville Jeffers  until July 26, 2016 at 9 AM to present to ...

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“Picture Boy” sentenced to death for murdering brothers

Almost 10 years after Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier gunned down two brothers at Victoria, East Coast Demerara, he was found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury and sentenced to death. Collier rode up on a motorcycle and shot dead Ray “Sugar” Walcott and Carl “Alo” Andrews on September 23, 2006 while they were playing dominoes at the Victoria Four ...

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