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No political intervention in SOCU probe of former PPP cabinet members- Ramjattan

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has denied that there has been any political direction in the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force. “I want to here and now state this fact,and believe me it is not an alternative fact … there has been no Government,Ministerial or political intervention whatsoever!,” Ramjattan said. Addressing Transparency ...

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Police Corporal detained, gun lodged following armed robbery

A police corporal was Sunday detained and his licensed firearm lodged, after police received different accounts about a shooting incident that resulted in the injury of a taxi driver on Sussex Street, Charlestown, Georgetown. “As a result of the circumstances, including that the victim who was shot, has indicated to the detectives an incidental narrative of event, which conflicts with that ...

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Four charged separately for gun, ammo, marijuana possession

Four men were on March 9 charged before city magistrate Fabayo Azore for illegal possession. Although the matters are seemingly not connected, all four men were arrested on March 7 at Omai Landing, Essequibo. Mark Sampson, 20 years, of Linden was charged before city magistrate Fabian Azore with illegal possession of 450 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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Harmon says Jagdeo’s immunity not unfettered … SOCU ranks to make determination at Police Station

by Gary Eleazar The administration on Friday sounded a warning for Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, over his resort to immunity from prosecution, for acts while in Office and points to the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, who is to be ousted from office by impeachment and faces possible criminal charges and jail term, for acts committed while in Office. The intimation ...

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DPP, husband questioned about Pradoville houselot but aren’t suspects – Hughes

Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack and her husband, Moenul Hack, on Friday subjected themselves to questioning by agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). They were questioned about the acqusition of a house lot at Pradoville 2- Ogle/ Sparendaam under the previous People’s Progressive Party. Accompanying them was Attorney at Law, Nigel Hughes who said no allegation has ...

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Massive credit card fraud ring busted in Queens, New York; thousands of victims were compromised

(TRIBUNE MEDIA)– As many as 16 Indian-origin people, including a woman, in the US have been charged for their alleged role in a massive stolen credit card and identity theft operation resulting in losses of over US$ 3.5 million to individuals, financial institutions and retail businesses. Muhammad Rana, 40, of Queens in New York, was the leader of the massive fraud ...

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Republic Bank could form part of fraud investigation into $26M forged cheque

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan appeared puzzled today, March 8, that a reportedly forged $26.3M manager’s cheque did not see Republic Bank Guyana Limited being part of a fraud investigation involving a city businessman. Chairman of Micro Business Developers and Consultancy Incorporated, Clayton Alleyne, plead not guilty before the Chief Magistrate to a charge that between December 2, 2016, and December ...

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SOCU questions Kwame Mc Coy, former Head of Climate Change Office

Former director of  Guyana’s state radio and television broadcaster, National Communications Network (NCN), Kwame Mc Coy, was Thursday questioned about the relocation of the Sparendaam radio transmission station’s mast nearby where several house lots have been allocated to then government ministers and other officials. “Basically, they wanted to know about my role in this entire saga of the Pradoville 2, specifically as ...

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