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Junior Finance Minister wants to advise on corruption charges; calls for appeal of Jennifer Westford’s GY$600 million larceny charge

Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma has criticised police investigators and legal experts for instituting the wrong charge against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Officer, Margaret Cummings who were freed of a GY$600 million charge of larceny by public officer. Speaking on Saturday’s edition of Voice of the People on his television station, CNSTV6, Sharma urged ...

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Mother arrested for stabbing death of 3-year old son

Guyanese police on Saturday arrested a 26-year old woman for allegedly stabbing her three-year old son to death. Dead is Ramdeo Ferreira of  585 15th Street,Foulis, Easr Coast Demerara. Sources said the woman’s name is Pat Brenda Ferreira. Investigators said at about 09:45 AM the suspect was seen chasing after her son in her yard armed with a knife. “Minutes later ...

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BREAKING: Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings freed of stealing GY$600 million

Former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Assistant Margaret Cummings were Friday afternoon freed from a charge of larceny of GY$639,420,000 by a public officer. Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman said the charge of 24 counts of larceny by a public officer was “bad in law” because, according to Guyana’s constitution, Westford, as a government minister, was not ...

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Surinamese woman nabbed at back-track with cocaine, ecstasy–police

A Surinamese woman was early Saturday morning arrested at Number 78 Village Foreshore,Corentyne, Berbice (Backtrack route) with cocaine and ecstasy in her possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said she and her belongings were searched and 247 grammes of suspected cocaine and 100 grammes of ecstasy (192 pills) were found. The 27 year-old, who is said to be a ...

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Police considering PPP’s complaint about award of new Demerara Bridge feasibility study

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is considering the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP’s) request for a probe into Cabinet’s award of a contract to a Netherlands-headquartered company to conduct a feasibility study for a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “The matter is now engaging the attention of the Guyana Police Force,” Head of SOCU, Special Assistant Police ...

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Thieves, including employee, caught red-handed carting off safe

A hardware store employe is one of three persons arrested after they and three others abandoned a safe shortly after tying up five security guards, police said. “As the suspects were fleeing the premises with the steel safe, they saw a police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot intact and escaped,” police said. The incident occurred Monday morningl ...

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Juvenile escapes from holding centre

A 16-year old boy escaped from the Juvenile Holding Centre, Sophia six days ago,  and since then a search has come up empty handed. He has been identified as Leon Patterson. The Public Security Ministry appealed to the public for assistance in finding the lad by contacting the nearest police station. The Ministry of Public Security said the teenager was discovered missing ...

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Brazilian miner was shot behind his head by policeman

The Brazilian miner, who was killed by a policeman, was shot behind his head, according to an autopsy conducted on Wednesday found. “The cause of death was given as gunshot injury to head (entry through the back exit through the front),” the Guyana Police Force said. Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh believed that Estevao Costa Marques was shot from a range more ...

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Ukrainians charged with assaulting Guyanese gold mine workers

Two Ukrainians have been charged with a number of offences linked to the assault of two Guyanese gold mine workers as well as failure to wear uniforms as private security personnel. Police said the Russian-speaking Ukrainians- 38-year 0ld Vitaly Paraschuck was charged with two counts of threatening behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm committed on Charles Clarke on July ...

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Policemen arrested in connection with killing of Brazilian miner

A Guyana Police Force Corporal and a Constable have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a Brazilian miner at Puruni District on Saturday. The policemen, who are based at Kurupung Police Station allegedly abandoned the station Friday morning, leaving on an All Terrain Vehicl (ATV) for patrol duties. Amed with a.30 carbine rifle , they subsequently joined a ...

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