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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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SWAT team member charged with illegal possession of guns, ammo

A member of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team was Friday arraigned on a charge of illegal possession of guns and ammunition. Quacy Sampson pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The charge against the 35-year old man of Kitty, Georgetown is that on December ...

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Bank of Baroda robbed

The Mon Repos branch of the Bank of Baroda was Friday afternoon robbed by three masked men armed with a handgun, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said. The five-minute incident occurred at about 12:50 PM. He said the RK Security Guard, who was on duty at the time, was relieved of her .32 service firearm. Police ...

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Guyanese among ID-theft-ring that stole $700 K from New York banks

A Guyanese man is a among members of a New York-based identification-theft ring that stole more than US$700,000 from banks by impersonating real account holders and making fraudulent withdrawals in 10 states, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Prosecutors said the group flew “soldiers” to different locales, where they entered banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo and Capital One branches, and ...

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Govt explains elections unrest in Sophia, votes against compensation

An opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-sponsored motion seeking compensation for properties burnt during Elections Night 2015 mayhem in Sophia was Friday morning defeated as government sought to justify the reaction by residents there. At exactly 12:40 Friday morning, the government benches defeated the motion for the compensation by a vote of 33- to 28. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix ...

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Police force issues “stop” guidelines for plainclothes, traffic ranks after Sattaur case

Days after the son of the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) complained bitterly that he was being trailed by someone in a heavily tinted unmarked vehicle who later turned out to be a traffic policewoman, the Guyana Police Force Thursday announced guidelines for stop and search. The GRA boss’ son, 19-year old Fiyad  Sattaur, Wednesday pleaded guilty ...

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Trinidadian convicted for terrorism, along with former Guyanese politician, dies in US jail

A Trinidadian man, who was convicted along with former Guyanese parliamentarian Abdul Kadir, for plotting to blow up the John F. Kennedy International Airport, has died in a United States Federal Prison. The Trinidad Newsday newspaper reported that Kareen Ibrahim- Trinidad and Tobago’s first official terrorist- died Tuesday morning in a United States prison where he was serving a life ...

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