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Granger assassination plot inquiry: Lawyers differ over Police Commissioner Persaud’s involvement while on leave

Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Friday said Mr. Seelall Persaud was still constitutionally Police Commissioner although he was on vacation and in keeping with the law, he called the most senior officer of the station at the the time. However, television journalist Travis Chase’s Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters slammed Persaud for calling Inspector Narine on March 29 ...

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CANU setting up Berbice branch as part of drug trade crackdown

A Berbice branch of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is set to be opened at Springlands, Corentyne to aid law enforcement agents  in the fight against drug trafficking, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has announced. The announcement was made at a public meeting on Sunday at No. 66 village, Corentyne against the backdrop of an increased incidence of drug trafficking especially ...

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Illegal aircraft found in Guyana changed ownership recently

The Brazilian company listed as the operator of the illegal aircraft found earlier this week on an illegal airstrip in the North Rupununi on Wednesday said it sold the plane to another company almost four months ago for less than US$1 million. Speaking through an interpreter, Carlos Eustaquio of Riwa South America said the Beechcraft Kingair, bearing registration markings PR-IMG, ...

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Police Legal adviser cites major gaps in evidence on Granger assassination plot probe

Police Legal Adviser, Retired Justice of Appeal Claudette Singh said the uncertainty about the date of the occurrence of the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger, only the presence of the accused and the accuser, and the fact that the report was made 21 months ago posed challenges to arriving at conclusive advice. Singh, who was grilled by Attorneys-at-Law, ...

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Illegal aircraft bears valid Brazil registration, operated by Brazilian company

The Beechcraft Kingair aircraft has been confirmed as having authentic Brazilian registration and is operated by a company believed to be involved in the gold industry. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Colonel Egbert Field said information, including the registration number-PR IMG-obtained from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority matches those on the plane. The Brazilian Authority said ...

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Bandits rob city cafe’s customers, staff

Bandits Tuesday morning apparently traced two men from a city bank to a cafe where they assaulted and robbed them of an estimated GYD$1 million, sources said. The incident occurred at Coffee Bean Cafe, Church Street, Georgetown. The two customers-a Guyanese and a Malaysian-were gun butted before the driver of the vehicle surrendered the keys. A source said the bandits ...

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Alleged teen wife killer arraigned

The man, who allegedly knifed his teenage common-law wife to death and fled to neighbouring Surinameay, was Tuesday arraigned for her murder. Thirty-year old Ryan Singh was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sister’s Village Court. He is accused of the murder of 16-year old Parbattie ...

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Brazilian aircraft found in Guyana possibly owned by Brazil’s third largest bank

The Brazilian-registered Beechcraft Kingair plane found in southern Guyana is bearing the registration number of a plane belonging to Brazil’s third largest bank, Banco Bradesco, sources said. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Col. Egbert Field said he has received such information and would be factoring that into efforts to ascertain the origin of the plane. “I ...

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