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Driver of blood-stained taxi also charged with Hackette’s murder

A second man was arraigned Monday for the murder of Simone Hackette whose body was found in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara days after she had told family members that she was going to collect a parcel that had been sent by her child’s father from Mahdia. Taxi driver Ranachal Singh of Good Faith, Mahaicony, East Coast ...

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Shopkeeper uses bandit’s gun to kill him

A businessman shot dead a bandit with the gun that was used by the intruder during the home-invasion at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Police said that at about 8 O’clock Sunday night, April 24, 2016, Raphael “Scar” Armstrong c32 years, of Friendship, East Bank Demerara was killed. At the time of the incident, police said he was armed with an unlicensed ...

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Head of Police Department lashes back at Police Comissioner

The outgoing Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Strategic Management Department (SMD), Patrick Mentore has reacted sharply to criticisms by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud’s assertions about that unit which has been ordered closed. Set up several years ago on the recommendation of a British consultancy firm, Capita Symmonds to implement a Strategic Management Plan, Seelall said the unit is being ...

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Interpol to assist Guyana in anti- human trafficking operations

The International Police (INTERPOL)  will be joining Guyanese authorities in mounting operations against human trafficking in the South American country’s major gold mining districts closer to neighbouring Brazil and Venezuela,  authorities said Wednesday. “The Operational Phase would see INTERPOL lend support to the countries being considered in the Project in their local anti-trafficking in persons operations,” the Public Security Ministry ...

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Need for “massive” movement of prisoners from Georgetown to Mazaruni -Granger

In the wake of last month’s violence at the Georgetown Prison that claimed the lives of 17 inmates, President David Granger Friday announced plans to for a “massive” movement of  a number of prisoners to the Mazaruni Prison. “The problems will not be resolved unless there is a massive re-deployment of prisoners from Georgetown particularly- I ignore New Amsterdam for ...

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Justice Patterson slams Ram over COI walk out; says display “petulant, outrageous”

Two days after the President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram, stormed out of the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry (CoI) withdrawing the group’s participation, the Commission Chairman retired Justice James Patterson has come out swinging at Ram for what he deemed a display of childishness. At the time of the stormy walkout Ram had raised concerns ...

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“Quarters” charged with killing his child’s mother

The man, who police said confessed to killing his child’s mother and dumping her body  in a canal, was Friday arraigned for the indictable charge of murder. Cleavaughn ‘Quarters’ Hamilton  of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was not required to plead to the charge.  After the charge was read to the 30-year old man by Magistrate Zameena Ali,  remanded  him to ...

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