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Several witnesses absent from NGMC alleged fraud trial; Ramjattan partly satisfied with SOCU’s work in face of constraints

by Gary Eleazar and Denis Chabrol Even as Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday expressed partial satisfaction with the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in probing alleged financial crimes committed during the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, a trial into alleged fraud at the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) saw the absence of several witnesses. ...

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Man on the run after allegedly strangling wife

Police in ‘D’ Division are making stringent efforts to quickly apprehend a male suspect who allegedly strangled his reputed wife, in his Parika, East Bank Essequibo home, about 7:30 Wednesday morning, the Guyana Police Force said.   Investigations have so far revealed that the victim Dhanwantie Ram, 29, after encountering several domestic abuses, four days ago left her reputed husband’s ...

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Ramjattan defends CPGs 30,000 patrols with 89 arrests

by Gary Eleazar The 166 Community Policing Groups across the country, in December last year conducted some 30,000 vehicular, motorcycle and other type patrols and arrested a total of 89 persons but Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, believes monies invested in the organization is monies well spent at this stage. With a staffing strength of 4,347 persons—rivaling the staffing strength ...

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Guyana Gold Board directors ordered to probe links to gold dealer accused of multi-million dollar bank fraud

In the wake of fraud charges against a licensed gold dealer, the Ministry of Natural Resources Tuesday night said the newly-appointed directors of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) have been tasked with investigating whether anyone from that entity has been stained in the alleged dealings. “As a consequence of these reports, the Ministry will maintain its vigilance over the operations ...

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UG calls in police to probe alleged theft, mismanagement at ICT Centre

University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of  equipment from the Centre and misconduct of staff members. “The Manager of the Centre and several employees ...

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Corentyne miner beaten to death over missing raw gold; Linden miner arrested

Guyanese police were Tuesday  investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Phillip Cort, 53, a miner of 32 Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice. Investigators sais his body was found in his tent at Armu Falls Top Landing, Cuyuni, Region 7 about 06:00hrs on Monday, April 03, 2017 with multiple marks of violence.   Investigations have so far revealed that about ...

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‘Sledgehammer guy’ charged with fraud, granted bail

Mikhail Rodrigues, the man who took social media by storm when he used a sledgehammer to lash off a parking clamp from his vehicle, was this morning charged with fraud in the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Rodrigues, a 37-year-old Regent Street businessman, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with fraudulently converting a motor canter, GJJ 4976, to his own use. ...

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Govt orders Commission of Inquiry into CANU, Coast Guard roles in interception, release of unnamed boat; CANU Head to be summoned

One month after the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh was sent on leave, a Commission of Inquiry was Friday sworn in to probe the role that agency and the Guyana Defence Force Coast Guard played in the detention and release of a vessel. “…whether the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit had the authority to order the release of ...

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Two men freed of Laing Avenue murder, two others still before court

Negus Lamaizon and Samuel McIntyre were today cleared of a murder charged against them, after city magistrate Dylon Bess discharged the matter against them, citing insufficient evidence. Lamaizon, of D’Urban Street, Georgetown, and McIntyre, walked out of the court as free men after the preliminary inquiry into the matter concluded with the dismissal. The magistrate’s role was merely to determine ...

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Liquor restaurant owner shot by security guard

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Wilfred Tennyson, 20, a businessman of 37 Adventure, Essequibo Coast, which occurred about 1 O’clock  Thursday morning by a Supernumerary Constable attached to a Security Service. Investigation revealed that the male suspect, who was armed with a handgun belonging to the Security Firm he works with, left his place of duty and ...

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