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“A lot of time wasted” on preparing criminal case files, British Adviser to SOCU says at money laundering investigation and asset recovery course

The Adviser to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr. Sam Sittlington on Tuesday lamented that a lot of time was being wasted in shuttling files between investigators and legal advisers before charges are laid and some cases are still being lost in the courts. “There is a lot of time wasted and we don’t need that,” ...

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29 suspects arrested, stolen bikes and phones seized- police

Police early Sunday morning swooped down at two locations – Agricola, East Bank Demerara and North Road, Bourda- arresting 29 suspects and seizing several items suspected to have been stolen, the Guyana Police Force said. The operation code-named “Operation Restore Order” was conducted between 4:45 and 8:00 AM  and netted 29 suspects, including one woman, for various offences.  They include possession ...

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Mentally ill Guyanese man throws 4-year old brother off Brooklyn seven-storey roof to his death

Reproduced from Inquisitr A mentally ill man from Brooklyn, New York, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after allegedly throwing his 4-year-old brother off of the roof of their seven-storey apartment building on Saturday, September 29. According to the New York Daily News, 20-year-old Shawn Smith asked New York Police Department officers for help around 3:30 a.m. since he ...

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Suspected rapist killed

The Guyana Police Force is now treating the death of a suspected rapist as a homicide, following results of an autopsy, Deputy Police Commissioner Lyndon Alves said. He told Demerara Waves Online News that detectives were deployed, and later Wednesday sleuths would determine if there were any suspects in the death of Sherwin Apple, considered the “mastermind.” Apple’s body was ...

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Man in Linden sex video tape found dead on Kitty foreshore

One of two men, who were implicated in the rape of a teenage girl and the circulation of a video recording of the sexual offence, was found dead on the Kitty foreshore, police said. Dead is 41-year old  Sherwin Apple, a clothes vendor of William Street, Kitty and Silver Town Linden. His body was found Tuesday morning at about 9:20 AM ...

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Drunken licensed firearm holder shoots miner

An intoxicated licensed firearm holder allegedly shot a a miner with whom he had an argument outside a bar at Mahdia Landing early Sunday morning, the Guyana Police Force said. Sustaining gunshot injuries to his left shoulder and knee is 27-year old Shahonan ‘ Biggs’ Monderson of 10 Felicity Village,West Coast Demerara. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation ...

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Only 30 percent of sexually abused children referred for post-trauma counseling ; victims susceptible to long term mental, social problems

ChildLink Inc; a local child rights organisation, says sexual abuse of children is one of the causes of mental illnesses sometimes leading to suicide- problems that could be curbed only if more is invested in rehabilitation programmes. The assessment is contained in the ChildLink Abuse Report titled “Crises In The Dark- Child Sexual Abuse in Guyana Today”. “The recent study ...

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Children’s Court to be launched next month; GY$600 million needed for full child-friendly criminal justice system

Guyana will late next month activate the Children’s Court system in keeping with the recently passed Juvenile Justice Act, officials announced Friday night. Chancellor of the Judiciary, Yonette Cummings-Edwards said two magistrates have been already trained in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and United States (US) to preside over the daily court sessions in Georgetown.  Other magistrates, she said, would be ...

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Jagdeo will answer SOCU’s questions if Granger does likewise

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said he would drop his presidential immunity and allow police to question him if President David Granger is grilled by investigators about the award of a multi-million dollar contract to a Dutch company to conduct a feasibility study on a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “If the President, when he is questioned in SOCU (Special Organised ...

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