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Fresh unrest at Georgetown Prison

In the wake of the fiery death of 16  inmates of the Georgetown Prison,  prisoners there Friday morning  began fresh unrest. Police were summoned to the maximum security prison to respond to the inmates making loud noises in one of the corridors, a top police officer told Demerara Waves Online News. The police officer said the prisoners were also pelting ...

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Ramjattan stands by CANU against Dataram’s drug trafficking allegations

Public  Service Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan is confident that  Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) would not be found culpable of  drug trafficking, in the wake of allegations made by self-confessed drug trafficker Barry Dataram. “We were all there at the (National Security) Committee and we decided that , yes, once there is this allegation, whether it comes from a criminal, let’s have ...

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Guyana promises US to extradite persons

Guyana has promised the United States (US) to facilitate the extradition of wanted persons, but so far the coalition-led administration has not received any request from the North American country. In its 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), the State Department  noted that the 10-month old coalition government has pledged to cooperate on a range of issues including the ...

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BREAKING: Prisoners attempt to burn Georgetown Prison again

In less than 24 hours, inmates late Thursday morning again attempted to burn the Georgetown Prison for a fourth time. At about 11:15 AM, thick clouds of smoke could be seen billowing from the penitentiary which houses both remanded and convicted prisoners. Reliable sources on the scene said they heard a loud explosion and moments after saw thick smoke from ...

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D’urban Street-based Guinness Bar cashier assaulted

A cashier attached to Guinness Bar on Durban street was late Wednesday night assaulted and was rushed to the hospital in an unknown condition. Initial reports indicate that two armed men stormed the establishment and attempted to carry out a robbery. It is unclear whether the men made off with any booty. The cashier was beaten severely on his head ...

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Update: Prisoners relight fire at Camp Street Prison

At minutes after 20:00hrs on Wednesday, firefighters were call to the Georgetown ‘Camp Street’ Prisons to put out a small fire that was started by inmates at one of the cells of the prison, however what seemed like a quick operation to a few turned into a few hours. As three fire trucks attempted to out the fire, the pressure ...

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Board of Inquiry to investigate Dataram’s claims against CANU

  President David Granger has announced that a decision has been taken to establish a Board of Inquiry to investigate claims of corruption made by self-professed drug baron Barry Dataram against Guyana’s security agencies. The President said that the decision was made on Tuesday by the National Security Committee, which is headed by him. Dataram had made scathing allegations against ...

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BREAKING: Suspected rapist stabs cop to death, injures two other lawmen

One policeman was stabbed to death and two other lawmen were injured Tuesday afternoon by a suspected rapist during efforts to arrest him at Matthews Ridge, North West District. The incident occurred at about 5:30 PM. Dead in 62-year old Sergeant Linden La Rose who was enlisted in the Guyana Police Force in 1995. Police said he was stabbed to his neck ...

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“Snapping” gun saved my life; Man recalls encounter with bandit

Carl Haynes, an official attached to a private security company says that he was saved by the snapping of a bandit’s gun during an attempted robbery on Sheriff Street on Monday. It is understood that Haynes was walking along Second Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, accompanied by his sister Rayon Haynes when they were held up by a man armed with a ...

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