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DPP now at centre of ‘tit-for-tat’ over criminal charges by govt, opposition

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday dragged the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack to the centre of an apparent tit-for-tat criminal charges against two serving government ministers, one former minister and a former senior government privatisation official. “Whatever actions the DPP takes, the PPP expects it to be fair, even-handed and non-discriminatory,” that party said. Former Attorney ...

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Speeding, drunken driver arrested for West Demerara road death

A pedal cyclist was killed early Sunday morning at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara after he was struck down by a speeding motorcar whose driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is Keith Redmond 60 years, of Bagotville, West Bank Demerara. Traffic police investigators said about 5:15 AM, PMM 1895 driven by a 37 year ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency converting information to evidence before moving to local, foreign courts

Director of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), Professor Clive Thomas on Friday said information provided by several foreign agencies was being converted into evidence to build solid cases to recover cash and other properties locally and overseas. “That’s what we are doing most of the time. That’s what make the cases long- have to convert the information into evidence…That’s ...

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International documents show “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during Jagdeo era -SARA

The Head of the State Assets Recovery Agency , Professor Clive Thomas says evidence from international law enforcement agencies have revealed a “massive scale of corruption and money laundering” during the period that Bharrat Jagdeo served as Guyana’s President. “Documents received from external Law Enforcement Agencies such as Interpol, Homeland Security and CFATF (Caribbean Financial Action Task Force) have shown the ...

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Legal-political showdown: Jagdeo, Harmon say govt, PPP officials to face more criminal charges

Even as the Guyana government slammed the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) filing of private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against two government ministers as an effort to distract the public from its record of corruption, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said more charges would be filed against other ministers. “The charges that were filed today against the current and ...

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PPP files private criminal charges against two govt ministers

Private criminal charges of misconduct in public office were Thursday filed against two government ministers in connection with the rental of a pharmaceutical bond and procurement of more than GYD$600 million in drugs for the Georgetown Public Hospital. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said the charges were filed against former Minister of Public Health, George Norton and current Public Health Minister Volda ...

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New York-based Guyanese shot at West Demerara in 2016 found stabbed to death in Brooklyn apartment

A New York-based Guyanese metropolitan bus driver, who was crippled as a result of a gunshot injury at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara almost two years ago, was found stabbed to death in his Brooklyn apartment. The New York Post reported that Otis James, 48, was discovered unconscious and bleeding — with stab wounds to his head, face, chest and torso ...

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Religious leaders uncover “massive” alleged irregularities in Guyana Police Force’s learner-driver’s exam

A number of religious leaders, who invigilated a learner-driver’s examination held by the Guyana Police Force, have uncovered massive padding of the number of candidates with answer sheets from persons who did not sit the exam. The force said those, who sat the examination on April 12, 2018 at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown will have to resit that particular ...

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Woman who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana-in-food to imprisoned husband charged

A woman, who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Prison to her murder-accused husband, was refused bail. Nichola Clarke, 37, of 57 Joseph Pollydore “D’urban” Street, Lodge was remanded to prison until May 30. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore, the woman plead not guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The particulars ...

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Nandlall asks DPP to scrap charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack was Tuesday asked to consider discontinue charges of misconduct in public office against former Finance Minister, Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. The request was made by their lawyer, Anil Nandlall who said he would be giving the DPP until weekend to respond before ...

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