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Land and Surveys Commission guarding against washing dirty money for land leases

The Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Tuesday said it is collaborating with relevant agencies to ensure that dirty money is not laundered to lease large tracts of State land, even a it works towards fast-tracking the processing of land applications down to three months. Chief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the GLSC, Trevor Benn said his semi-autonomous agency ...

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Ex-cop among car thieves

The Guyana Police Force believes that an ex policeman is among several car thieves whose preferred brands are Toyota Allion and Premio cars. The suspect was held after he sped off with a plainclothes policeman’s car and later crashed the vehicle. This time the vehicle was a Toyota 212. The incident occured Monday at a bout 10:30 am at Second ...

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Four hospitalised after gambling fracas

Four persons are hospitalized in serious conditions at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation after one was chopped and the others were struck down due to the deliberate,reckless and wanton driving of a 54-year old minibus driver who is an ex-policeman of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. He is in custody and assisting with the investigation. The ...

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Questionable medical school owner resurfaces; leaves students in limbo

Several persons believed that they have been defrauded by a woman who has for several decades been allegedly setting up bogus medical training institutions in Guyana. After weeks of asking the woman, who gives her name as Juanna Craig, for details about the unnamed medical school such as its accreditation, she fled Saturday afternoon from Critchlow Labour College (CLC) where ...

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BREAKING: New York man convicted for shooting death of Guyanese teenage girl in Brooklyn

New York authorities on Friday announced that a man, who shot dead a 16-year old girl in their Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment, was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting a teenage Guyanese girl with a sub-machine rifle. The Acting Brooklyn District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez said 26-year Taariq Stephens, 26, of East Flatbush, Brooklyn will be sentenced on January 16, 2018, ...

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Passenger-bandits arrested; items stolen from minibus driver, others recovered

Three men, who allegedly robbed several passengers Wednesday morning, were arrested moments later as one of them pretended he was sleeping and the others were relaxing, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said police recovered several of the items that were stolen from passengers during the gun-point robbery that occurred at about 10 AM aboard a Route ...

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Lethem businessman arrested in connection with illegal plane, airstrip

A Lethem businessman has been arrested in connection with the discovery of an illegal aircraft and the construction of an illegal airstrip in Rupununi, southern Guyana four months ago, police and sources said. “A prime suspect who allegedly fled the jurisdiction shortly after he was being sought for questioning in relation to an illegal aircraft which was left abandoned at ...

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Juan Edghill released from custody but won’t violate parliamentary suspension

Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill was Tuesday released from police custody after lawmen blocked him from entering Parliament Building because he was suspended for alleged misconduct. Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said the PPP would not push for Edghill’s return to the National Assembly because it does not want to be distracted from scrutinising the budgetary expenditures for ...

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PPP member jailed for dumping faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Opposition People’s Progressive Party  (PPP) member, Jason Abdulla was Monday jailed for six months after he was found guilty by City Magistrate Judy Latchman in connection with the dumping of faeces on Kaieteur News Columnist Freddie Kissoon seven years ago. However, former  Presidential Media Liaison Officer under the PPP administration, Kwame McCoy, and self-confessed death squad member Shawn Hinds were ...

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