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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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“Unbecoming and very political” – Rohee responds to Top Cop’s criticism

  Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has dismissed statements by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud regarding his tenure as Home Affairs Minister as “political” and “unbecoming.” Rohee at a press conference last Monday had stated that promotions should be placed on hold until certain disciplinary matters are complete. “Little or nothing is ...

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Mother burnt to death, son injured by bandits

Bandits burned a house early Sunday morning, resulting in the death of a woman and injury to her son who were tied up before the building was set alight, police said. Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Anita Baichan, 49 years, of Hope, WCB, who perished in a fire at her home about 0230h. today ...

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Fourth homicide on Day 2 of 2016

Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man at Greenwich Park, East Bank, Essequibo Village and at Cane Grove Village, East Coast Demerara. He is Dewan Baksh, 22, years of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo. Police said he was at the time imbibing at Pink Shop when he and another man were involved in a fracas. In the process, he was ...

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