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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps would have accelerated the need for the acquisition of more vessels ...

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Govt supports mandatory death penalty, rendition to fight terrorism

Government Wednesday night justified the mandatory death penalty and rendition of terrorists and passed the Anti-terrorism and Terrorist-Related Activities Bill, despite concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). PPPC Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall appealed to government to send the “unvarnished” bill to a parliamentary select committee to facilitate proper consultations and arrive at a law ...

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Police to craft plan to de-radicalise terrorists

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud briefing the media on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.Even as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) examines information about the existence of a terrorist, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said that law enforcement agency would be exploring ways of de-radicalising such persons who might return to Guyana. “There are some unverified data of one other, still unverified but no ...

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Police equipped to probe white collar crime; NICIL investigation begins

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Wednesday that a forensic audit report on the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) has been handed to investigators and he assured that the Guyana Police Force has competent investigators to probe white collar crime. “The investigations have commenced,” he said. Persaud said he was aware that NICIL’s Chief Executive officer, Winston Brassington was ...

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PPP wants wide-ranging consultations on Coroners Act

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants wide-ranging consultations on amendments to the Coroners Act, beyond merely allowing for more persons other than magistrates to conduct inquests. In a letter to Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, the PPPC’s Anil Nandlall urged that there be  “holistic review” of the principal act in keeping with a recommendation by ...

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Murder accused escapes from New Amsterdam Prison

Police were Tuesday night still hunting for a murder accused who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison, police said. He has been identified as 25-year old Jagmohan Neshan of Belvedere Squatting Area, Corentyne, Berbice. He escaped from the prison on December 28, 2015. Police said he was a remanded prisoner and was charged for the Murder of Devindra Deodath which ...

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Fluffy’s alleged killer caught

The man who allegedly stabbed “Fluffy” to death on Christmas Day was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Mark Greaves, 54, of 171 James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was remanded to prison until January 18, 2015 for a ...

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Govt to order Financial Intelligence Unit to report on its work

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams wants the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to tell him what it has been doing to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism. “The FIU would now have to put in writing to this government what are the requirements that have been demanded of them and what have been implemented and ...

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Three killed, three injured in brawl

Two persons were killed and three others injured in a brawl involving cutlasses and knives at a bar at Manchester Village , Corentyne, police said. Dead are Mark Simon, 28 years, of Liverpool, Corentyne and Kempton Gray, 23 years, of Alness, Corentyne as a result of injuries. They were taken to hospital where Simon was pronounced dead on arrival and ...

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