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Private criminal charges loom over ExxonMobil’s multi-million US dollar signing bonus

Chartered Accountant and Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram on Saturday signaled that private criminal charges might be laid against several top Guyana government ministers and officials for allegedly failing to deposit a multi-million United States (US) dollar signing bonus from ExxonMobil into the Consolidated Fund. Ram said he did not regard taking the matter to the police, but indicated that it was ...

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DNA testing to be done locally from next year

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is to fund the upgrade of Guyana’s Forensic Laboratory to allow it to conduct DNA tests after an assessment had found several deficiencies, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan announced. Ramjattan told Demerara Waves Online News that the Head of the Citizen Security Programme, Dr. Clement Henry has indicated to him that the DNA testing ...

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Guyana, US, Caribbean on watch for radicalized persons, return of ISIS fighters

Guyana and other Caribbean countries are continuing to watch out for radical extremists and persons who have returned to the Western Hemisphere after serving as combatants with the Islamic State (ISIS), top local and American military officials said. Head of the United States (US) Army’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), Admiral Kurt Tidd told a media round-table at the Marriott Hotel at ...

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Teacher Kescia Branche’s suspected killer charged

A man, who recently returned from the United States (US), was Wednesday charged with the murder of Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher, Kescia Branche. Matthew Munroe was not required to plea to the indictable charge when he appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was remanded until January 9, 2018. By that time, the Director of Public Prosecutions chambers ...

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Guyana, other Caribbean countries tackle threats by violent extremists, cyber-criminals

Top military officers from across the Caribbean, North America and Europe are meeting in Guyana to, among other things, hammer out a strategy to address threats by trans-national extremist groups. Sponsored annually by the United States (US) Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), this year’s Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) is being held under the theme of “Unifying Regional Action to Counter Trans-regional ...

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Man confesses to stabbing Berbice woman to death- police

A man on Tuesday confessed to killing a woman at Number Four Village, West Coast Berbice and dumping her body in a trench, police said. Berbice Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said the man, who usually slept in a hammock at the same address where 22-year old Marissa Fraser lived, told investigators that he stabbed the woman with a ...

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Stabbed body of woman found in Berbice trench

The body of a 22-year old woman was Monday morning extracted from a trench at Number 4 Village, West Coast Berbice, police said. Berbice Divisonal Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said investigators were treating the incident as a homicide because stab wounds were seen when the body was taken out of the waterway. She has been identified as Marissa Fraser ...

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Suspect in Bouterse murder trial commits suicide

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Ruben Rozendaal, a co-defendant in the mass murder trial against Suriname president Desi Bouterse, allegedly committed suicide late Friday night in his apartment in Paramaribo. According to several reliable sources the body of the 61-year old, was found around 10 o’clock local time and subsequently police were called to investigate. Rozendaal’s left arm was cut ...

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Taxi driver shot, car stolen after women lure him

A taxi driver was shot by carjackers after he was lured by two women to Mocha Road, D’urban Backlands to pick up a man who committed the crimes. Sustaining a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh is 46-year old Phillip King. Police were up to late Saturday night still searching for his silver grey Premio bearing licence number HC ...

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