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UG denies “intoxicated” female student was raped

The University of Guyana (UG) Sunday dismissed reports that a female student was raped at the Turkeyen Campus, but instead said she was intoxicated. “On Friday afternoon, February 26, 2016, a female student was taken to the medical centre on the Turkeyen campus and was subsequently diagnosed as being intoxicated by the university’s capable medical personnel. Investigations by the University ...

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Current, past WPA members scold Granger over handling of Rodney Commission Report

Former and current members of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) have lambasted Guyana’s President David Granger’s rejection of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report. WPA Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds-fearing that efforts to heal political wounds  through the alliance between the WPA and Granger’s People’s National Congress (PNC) and later the Alliance For Change (AFC) will fail- cautioned against ...

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Ilegal miners, police and GGMC end standoff at Konawaruk

Police Friday managed to quell unrest by illegal gold miners at Konawaruk after police and mines officers ordered them to stop extracting the precious metal at concessions owned by Tesouro Resources. The illegal miners had cut down trees and blocked a road at Konawaruk to prevent the entry and exit of vehicles and supplies to legal operations in the area. ...

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BREAKING: Bandit shot dead by accomplice

A bandit was Thursday night shot dead by his accomplice while during a robbery at a GuyOil gas station at Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred shortly after 8 PM. Sources said one of the bandits fired a shot to scare persons, but instead the bullet struck his accomplice. Well-placed sources said the assailant escaped with two pouches of cash ...

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Cops seeking extradition of Aeshwar Deonarine from Canada

Police Officials have confirmed that wanted former Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Aeshwar Deonarine is in Canada and plans are in place to seek his extradition to Guyana. Deonarine is wanted by the police in connection with the fraudulent obtaining of some 27.8M of GPL’s money by himself and former GPL Board Secretary Carvil Duncan. Duncan ...

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Woman admits to killing her child

A woman admitted to strangling her child, three days after initially telling investigators that the lad had fallen from a tree and eventually died, police said. Investigators said that on February 21, 2016, the police received a report from a woman that her eight-year-old son Emanuel King, of Parfait Harmonie, WBD, had fallen out of a tree and subsequently succumbed ...

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Granger touts community policing as ideal crime prevention method

  President David Granger has advanced appeals for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to look to strengthen its ties with communities and forge community policing groups as a way of preventing crime. The President, giving remarks at the annual Police Officers Annual Conference declared that for the Police to win the war against crime and violence, the root causes of ...

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President Granger seeks to discredit Walter Rodney Commission Report; says Commission relied on hearsay evidence from convict

Guyana’s President, David Granger Wednesday sought to discredit the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, saying that the three commissioners had relied on hearsay evidence from a convict. “I would like to say that the report is very badly flawed in many respects. From the start we realised that the Commission was paying a lot of attention to hearsay evidence ...

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“SOCU being kicked about like a political football” – British expert says unit needs resources

Financial Investigation Expert Sam Sittlington has decried the manner in which Guyana’s political leadership is addressing matters concerning the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), while calling for more to be done in terms of investment for the Unit. Sittlington, who recently completed a five week advisory partnership with SOCU, highlighted the concern at a British High Commission press conference ...

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