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Guyana, other Caribbean countries anti-corruption bodies want harmonised rules, legislation

Guyana’s Integrity Commission has joined other members of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) in identifying the need for a harmonised system of rules and legislation to tackle corruption. In a communiqué at the end of its fifth annual meeting held from June 3 to 7 in the Cayman Islands, the CCAICACB said the time ...

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Cellular phones seized from Georgetown-based prisoners after Facebook post

Hours after prisoners at the Georgetown Prison showed off their picture-taking skills on Facebook, prison authorities on Sunday raided several cells and seized a number of phones, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said all five prisoners, who featured in the Facebook picture, would be charged. Inmates are prohibited from being in possession of cell phones. Samuels said five ...

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“There is no upsurge in crime in the State of Guyana”- Police Commissioner

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday declared that there is no spike in crime in the country, despite repeated daily reports that pedestrians and businesses are being robbed almost on a daily basis. James instead attributed the perception of increased crimes to “sensational” media reports. He assured the Guyanese diaspora and visitors that crime is not on the increase. ...

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High Court cuts police inspector’s imprisonment to a few hours for allegedly insulting magistrate

The High Court on Wednesday slashed a seven-day prison term imposed on Detective Police Inspector Prem Narine to less than one day, saying the penalty for allegedly insulting a City Magistrate was “excessive”. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire reduced the jail term imposed by Magistrate Rondel Weever to less than one day and ordered that the police officer be locked up ...

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More than GYD$500,000, “yellow metal” jewellery among items found in possession of killed bandits

Guyanese police said GYD$$609,330 was among several items found in the possession of three bandits who were shot dead during a confrontation with police in the backlands of Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder. Investigators did not say to whom the money belonged, but the three men were widely believed to have been involved in a series of robberies in East Berbice ...

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Bandits killed, guns recovered in shootout with police

In the wake of a spate of violent robberies in East Berbice, three suspected bandits were Sunday afternoon shot dead, police said. Police Commissioner Leslie James confirmed that three men were shot and four guns were recovered during the confrontation. Sources said those killed include Ramnarine Jagmohan, who was recently released from jail on a murder charge, Kevin Shivgobin who ...

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Suspected marijuana-in-blue soap smuggler arrested at Lusignan Prison

A woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle marijuana in soap to her fiancé inside the Lusignan Prison, was Tuesday arrested, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. She has been identified as 20-year old Althea Douglas. Samuels said the woman was arrested shortly after 3:30 pm after “her efforts to smuggle marijuana in blue soap failed.” He said the woman was ...

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US gives Guyana more money to fight crime; ex-cop faces extradition for alleged cocaine trafficking

The United States (US) on Tuesday announced increased funding to help Guyana fight crime, even as Washington asked for the extradition of a former Guyanese policeman to face prosecution for alleged drug trafficking. “The Embassy notes the work of the Government of Guyana to ensure the security of its citizens, counter transnational crime, and increase effective and timely prosecutions, and ...

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