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AG says PPP attempting to derail inquests by opposing Coroners Bill

Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams says that the stern opposition to the Coroners Amendment Bill 2015 by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is an attempt to derail impending inquests into several deaths. Shadow Attorney General Anil Nandlall had bashed the consultation process on the Coroners Bill labeling it as ‘cosmetic’ and a mere ‘gaff.’ Williams speaking to ...

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Dog Mouth jailed for indecent assault, dry-humping of woman

A man Thursday admitted that he took out his penis and dry-humped a woman as well as damaged a door at the City Constabulary’s Bourda Outpost. Balram “Dog Mouth” Singh was sentenced to five months imprisonment for indecent exposure, indecent assault and damage to property. After the charges were read to him by City Magistrate Alex Moore, the accused told ...

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FBI gets involved as 15,000 ounces of illegal gold leave Guyana weekly – Trotman

Some 15,000 ounces of raw gold are being transported out of Guyana weekly, says Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman who disclosed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States (US) Homeland Security are looking into the issue. Trotman made the disclosure at a press conference on Wednesday detailing that while some of the gold comes directly from Guyana, some ...

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“The police has to answer, the GDF has to answer” – Teixeira weighs in on “sinister” recon mission

Guyana Defence Officer (GDF) Robert Pyle who was recently killed in an accident on Carifesta Avenue was on a “sinister” mission says Chief Whip of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Gail Teixeira. The GDF has confirmed that Pyle was on a legitimate mission at the time that he was killed. That mission was intended to be a surveillance of ...

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Fisherman’s body found in net

Police were Tuesday probing the death of a fisherman whose body was found in the net of a fishing vessel that was working in the vicinity of the Berbice River in eastern Guyana. The man has been identified as Shahabudeen Haniff, 49 years, of Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara. The body was discovered in the net of the vessel on Monday, ...

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GDF spy was on “legitimate operation” , amid private sector fears

Amid growing concern about the role of military intelligence in civilian operations like the one mounted against the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Tuesday said Sergeant Robert Pyle was involved in a “legitimate operation” last week when he died in a vehicular collision. “Defence Headquarters wishes to notify the public that the late ...

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PSC wants “minor amendments” to Coroners and Law Reform Bills

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says that after a consultation meeting with the Attorney General over Coroners Amendment Bill and the Law Reform Commission Bill, it has recommended some minor amendments. In a release to the media on Tuesday, the PSC noted that the discussion centered primarily on the provisions for appointment of Commissioners and agreement was reached with the ...

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North West District men arraigned on murder charges

Two men from the North West District (NWD) of Guyana were Monday arraigned for separate murders that were linked to arguments. In one of the cases, 23-year old Leonard Fredericks of Heaven Hill, Matthews Ridge was arraigned for allegedly murdering Peter James at Hell Hill, also in Matthews Ridge. Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the Court that the duo had ...

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Guyana seeking US help with gold smuggling court cases

Guyana has asked the United States for assistance to help convict a man for allegedly smuggling large quantities of  gold to New York. Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo businessman, Christopher Baldeo is accused of smuggling almost US$69,142 worth of gold to the United States between February 6 and 7, 2015. Currently on GYD$100,000 court bail, he is due to re-appear before ...

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