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Guyana govt convinced Suriname to continue search for missing fishermen; Greenidge, Jagdeo tangle on illegal activities by fishermen

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon Friday night disclosed that Suriname at one stage had decided to abandon the search for 16 fishermen, but only continued after Guyana had said that it would have continued to look for the piracy victims off the eastern coast of that former Dutch colony. “During the course of the last week, the Surinamese gave the ...

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Corentyne fisherman suspected in recent Surinamese piracy attack on robbery charges

A Corentyne fisherman, who was arrested in connection with last month’s deadly piracy attack on 20 fishermen off Suriname’s east coast, was Friday charged in Guyana with offences dating back to 2015 and 2016. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Nakool “Fire” Manohar of No. 43 Village Corentyne, Berbice was charged with two counts of armed robbery under Section 3 ...

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Cyber Crime Bill contains “tool” to crackdown on seditious posts on Facebook, other computerised posts – AFC Chairman

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday insisted that sedition must be listed as an offence in proposed Cyber Crime legislation to crack down on those who use Facebook and other Internet-based media to threaten the stability of the government. “No, the existing provision does not cover it because this is now sedition by use of computer. Right now, the ...

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Caribbean Court frees Lusignan murder accused

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday freed Lusignan massacre accused, James Hyles and Royden Williams. The Trinidad-headquartered regional appeal court allowed the appeal and in so doing blocked a request by the State for a retrial. Hyles left the court a free man. The allegation of bias by the jury foreman was dismissed. Hyles and now dead Williams ...

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Suriname parliament grills govt on pirate attacks; unanimously passes motion in favour of Guyanese fishermen

by Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – The Surinamese government came under attack in parliament Thursday for the way authorities here handled the recent deadly assault on several fishing boats offshore Suriname, before parliamentarians unanimously passed a motion to deal with the incident and the welfare of the largely Guyanese  fishing community. After a stinging debate by both sides eventually, the motion ...

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Jealous “Cross Eye” of Linden allegedly kills taxi driver

  Police say they are on the manhunt for a suspectes killer known as “Cross Eye “of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden. He allegedly murdered 40-year-old Taxi driver Claude “Sonno” De Jonge of 915 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden early Thursday morning at his reputed wife’s home, located at 1074 Cinderella City, Mackenzie, Linden. The body bore three suspected stab wounds to ...

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Five held in Guyana, Suriname for piracy; extradition of Guyanese suspects unnecessary

Three Guyanese remain in police custody in Guyana and two others are being held in Suriname by police there as a probe into last month’s deadly piracy attack continues, authorities here said Wednesday. Guyana’s Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said the detainees in Guyana could be charged and prosecuted locally instead of being sent ...

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Surinamese police ignores piracy attacks report against Guyanese—Jagdeo; Suriname authorities to monitor fishermen movements

Even as Guyana’s Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday disclosed that Suriname has moved to set up check-points to monitor the movement of Guyanese fishermen, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Surinamese police often disregard reports of piracy because the victims are Guyanese. Just back from Suriname, accompanied by a team of senior police officers who gathered information about ...

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Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington grilled on 27 allegations of misconduct in public office; released on station bail

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington were Wednesday released from police custody on a total of GY$600,000 bail. They were questioned for more than four hours by investigators of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force in the presence of ...

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