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GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods seized

The Guyana Revenue Authority Wednesday said it seized almost GYD$20 million worth of smuggled goods and detained a number of vehicles that were used to transport the items  in January. The seizure of the un-customed goods by the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) has been is part of what the agency calls its “relentless”  pursuit of smugglers “The countrywide ...

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Guyanese, Brazilian allegedly caught with stolen horses

Two Guyanese and one Brazilian have been arrested for allegedly being in possession of 15 horses that were being taken to Brazil, police said. Investigators said the men were arrested by Lethem Police at about midday, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Manari, Central Rupununi. Police said the horses were stolen from a ranch owned by a businessman at Manari and ...

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Guyana considers seeking extradition of former GPL Deputy CEO

Guyana would ask Canada to extradite the  Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) former Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aeshwar Deonarine to answer a charge related to the alleged theft of more than GYD$27 million from the power company. Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said Guyana has asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), through the International Police (InterPol), to locate ...

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More cocaine pellets coming down… 62 grammes and counting

A man nabbed with 518 grammes of cocaine in his under garments also up to Thursday excreted several pellets weighing an additional 62 grammes of the illicit substance, police said. The outgoing passenger was nabbed at the Ogle International Airport at about 5:30 Thursday morning. He remained under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)  where he is expected ...

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Bank of Baroda robbers remanded to prison

 Three men were Wednesday arraigned for a GYD$2 million robbery committed on the Bank of Baroda’s Mon Repos branch, East Coast Demerara. They are 34-year old Sean Anthony ‘Rattie” Aaron of ‎ ‎317 North East La Penitence, 28-year-old Kennard Jabbar of 88 Freeman Street, and graphic artist 39-year old Eon Campbell.  They were not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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BREAKING: Former GPL board member, Carville Duncan charged with stealing power company’s money

The President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) and the Guyana Labour Union,  Carvil Duncan was Tuesday placed on GYD$1M bail in connection with three charges in his capacity as a former board member of the Guyana Power and Light. Police alleged that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole GYD$984,900, property of GPL; on the same day at Georgetown, he ...

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US$15 million anti-crime project launched

Guyana Monday launched a US$15 million Citizen Security Strengthening Program (CSSP) to reduce the crime and violence levels in Guyana over the next five years. The US$15 million project is being funded by the inanced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The hemispheric bank says the Guyana government is placing significant resources to address challenges such as rising homicide rates robbery rates ...

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Lands and Surveys robbed

Bandits Monday morning robbed the Lands and Surveys Commission located at D’urban Backlands, Georgetown. ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbers grabbed a payroll of an undisclosed amount. He said no one was injured during the incident that occurred at about 10 AM. He said the robbers escaped on a motorcycle. Other sources told ...

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Pastor whipped orphans during search for missing cell phone

A Pastor, who is responsible for an orphanage, at Port Mourant, Corentyne was Sunday questioned in connection with the whipping of two male orphans during a search for a missing cellular phone. Police confirmed that Pastor Vernon D’Oliveira was questioned, gave a statement and released from custody on his own recognizance. He is expected to return to the station on ...

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