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Murders, robberies down since 2012 – Ramjattan; Rohee points to ‘pick-pockets’ at Stabroek Market square

Murders and robberies have declined since 2012, but there are lingering concerns about the large number of robberies at Stabroek Market square, parliamentarians said Thursday during Day 4 of the 2019 National Budget debate. Weathering intense heckling from opposition parliamentarians in the 65-seat National Assembly, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan boasted  of reduced crimes based on statistics provided by the ...

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Suspect shot, arrested during attempted car theft

Guyanese police said they early Wednesday morning shot and injured one of four men during an exchange of gunfire as the lawmen foiled an attempt to steal a car at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said the 24-year old injured man, after he was treated and discharged, accompanied police to his home at Sophia where three spent shells were found. Police ...

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Caricom free movement for agricultural workers, beauticians, barbers, security guards

Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member countries have agreed to add agricultural workers,  security guards, barbers and beauticians to the list of persons eligible to move and work freely across the single market bloc. Regional leaders, including Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, struck the agreement at a December 3 to 4, 2018 meeting held ...

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Reputed wife allegedly kills husband

Guyanese police are investigating tthe alleged murder of Victor Roberts,38, self employed of 41 Prince William Street,Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. Neighbors identified the alleged perpetrator as 25-year old Melissa Playter, a housewife and shopkeeper. The incident occurred at about 12:40 OM  at their residence allegedly. His reputed wife has since been detained and a knife has been recovered by investigators. “Investigations ...

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TV journalist shoots bottle-hurling labourer

A labourer was Sunday morning shot and injured after he allegedly lobbed several bottles at well-known television journalist outside his girlfriend’s home, police said. Twenty-eight year old Jimmy Ramgobin was shot in his lower right leg and taken to hospital for medical attention. Police said they have since seized the licensed firearm as part of the investigations. The Guyana Police ...

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Pedestrian knocked dead by lorry

A woman lost her life in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge on Saturday when a lorry struck her down as she was crossing a road, police said. Dead is 45-year old Shondell Nero Sparrock of Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 6:30 PM on the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara she was crossing a ...

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Commission of Inquiry recommends disciplinary action against Town Clerk

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown City Council, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard on Friday said the probe has recommended disciplinary action against Town Clerk, Royston King for the lease of land that does not belong to the City and for conducting such a transaction without  Council’s approval. “The Town Clerk (ag) interpretation of the ...

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Firemen charged in connection with stolen articles from Fly Jamaica crash-landed plane

Four Guyana Fire Service fire fighters allegedly connected to the stealing of items from the crash-landed Fly Jamaica passenger jet, were Wednesday granted bail. Collis Williams, 37, of  Coverden, East Bank Demerara is accused of stealing one IPhone valued US$350 and one Samsung phone valued US$380, with a total value of GYD$146,000. Police said the property belonged to Captain Basil ...

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Irfan Ali released on self bail for GYD$174 million fraud charges

Former Minister of Housing, Irfan Ali was Wednesday released on self-bail (no cash) on 18 charges of conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices. He has to return to court on January 7, 2019. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan released Ali in his own recognizance after Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry ...

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Irfan Ali arrested and charged; to appear in court

Former Minister of Housing, Water and Tourism in the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, Irfan Ali was early Wednesday morning arrested by agents of the police force’s Special Organised Crime Unit, multiple sources confirmed. The sources said he has been charged and he is expected to be arraigned before a City magistrate some time Wednesday. SOCU agents arrived at ...

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