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GTT fires workers after “suspicious activities”

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) fired 12 persons following the discovery of “suspicious activities”. “During a routine internal review of financial procedures, GTT documented suspicious activities which warranted further investigation. GTT’ spokeswoman, Jasmine Harris said police were called in and those given marching orders included managers and junior staff. Consequently, reorganization of staff resources was required to ensure ...

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State to appeal dismissal of GY$600 million larceny charge against Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings

The State has signaled its intention to appeal the dismissal of a GY$600 million larceny charge against  former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Assistant, Margaret Cummings. “The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) wishes to advise that a Notice of Appeal was filed in the Guyana Court of Appeal on August 30, 2018,” the ...

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Policeman, who failed alcohol test, arrested for killing motorcyclist with force’s vehicle

A Police Constable,  failed a breathalyzer test following a fatal accident Saturday night, is under close arrest, the Guyana Police Force said. Sources have identified the policeman as Ryan Persaud. Dead is 23-year old Akemo Anthony of 338 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, At the time of the accident at 11:40 Saturday night on Nelson Mandela Public Road in the vicinity of ...

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Decision to scrap jail terms for marijuana possession for personal use welcomed; tough laws needed to punish prison staff for drug trafficking- Prisons Director

Even as more prison guards and civilians are being busted for smuggling marijuana into the jails, Director of the Guyana Prison Service, Gladwin Samuels has welcomed government’s decision to scrap jail terms for the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. At the same time, Samuels is recommending that tough legislation be put in place to specifically punish ...

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Bounty Supermarket in Kitty robbed

A lone gun-toting bandit Wednesday afternoon committed a robbery at Bounty Supermarket’s branch at Kitty, Georgetown. “Nobody is injured. Everybody is safe and sound,” a reliable source told Demerara Waves Online News. A well-placed source said the man robbed the entity of an undisclosed sum of cash. None of the customers was robbed, but the bandit escaped with monies from ...

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Mother jailed pending trial for murder of three-year old son

The woman, who allegedly stabbed to death her three-year old son, was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Twenty-six year old Pat Brenda Ferreira was not required to plea to the indictable charge. The pregnant woman was remanded to prison until September 12, 2018 by Cove and John Magistrate, Peter Hugh. A preliminary inquiry would eventually be held to ...

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Junior Finance Minister wants to advise on corruption charges; calls for appeal of Jennifer Westford’s GY$600 million larceny charge

Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma has criticised police investigators and legal experts for instituting the wrong charge against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Officer, Margaret Cummings who were freed of a GY$600 million charge of larceny by public officer. Speaking on Saturday’s edition of Voice of the People on his television station, CNSTV6, Sharma urged ...

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Mother arrested for stabbing death of 3-year old son

Guyanese police on Saturday arrested a 26-year old woman for allegedly stabbing her three-year old son to death. Dead is Ramdeo Ferreira of  585 15th Street,Foulis, Easr Coast Demerara. Sources said the woman’s name is Pat Brenda Ferreira. Investigators said at about 09:45 AM the suspect was seen chasing after her son in her yard armed with a knife. “Minutes later ...

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