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Berbice CID Police cameras stolen

Unknown persons broke into the Criminal Investigations Department at the New Amsterdam Police Station and stole two cameras, a senior police officer said. The officer said no evidence was on the cameras and no one has been arrested so far. “We are looking at everyone,” the officer said when asked whether the suspects were members of the police force or ...

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Police Force gets new Strategic Plan

Members of the newly formed Police Reform Change Board on Monday received the New Guyana Police Force Strategic Plan, the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. The presentation was done at an executive briefing which discussed the Police Reform Change Board and the New Guyana Police Force Strategic Plan. No details were provided about the contents of the plan. ...

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Guyanese charged with murder of Trinidadian doubles vendor

Reproduced from Trinidad’s Daily Express GUYANESE national Balgobin Doodnath appeared in the Chaguanas Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with last week’s murder of doubles vendor Dhroop Jagessar. Jagessar, 22 who lived in Chase Village, was arrested last Tuesday at the Piarco International Airport. He was charged following instructions last Friday by Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul. Doodnath faced ...

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Guyanese charged with killing doubles vendor ‘Pie’ in Trinidad

Reproduced from Trinidad Newsday By Laurel Williams THE 20-year-old Guyanese man who police arrested at the airport last week when he tried boarding a flight, has been charged with murdering Chaguanas doubles vendor Dhroop “Pie” Jagessar. Police from the Homicide Bureau Region III, however, released the 52-year-old Guyanese woman who was held with the suspect. She is a close relative ...

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Guyanese man accused of killing 11-year old daughter dies in Canadian hospital

Reproduced from City News Toronto Guyanese Roopesh Rajkumar, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 11-year-old daughter, has died, sources tell CityNews. The 41-year-old had been in hospital since suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the night his daughter, Riya, was found dead in his Brampton, Ontario home after she went missing. Rajkumar was arrested by Provincial Police ...

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UG student in alleged bomb threat remanded to prison

The University of Guyana (UG) student, who allegedly issued bomb threats against that tertiary institution, was Monday refused bail on a charge under the Telecommunications Act. Sheliza “Dianne” Jafeerally, 25, of Cummings Lodge, Georgetown, and a Sales Consultant at Yello Media Group, pleaded not guilty to the offence that on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by means of a public telecommunications ...

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Wanted: Man who allegedly knifed Capoey excavator operator to death

Guyanese police on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for a prime suspect in the stabbing death of an excavator operator at Capoey Village, Essequibo Coast. Investigators want to question Carl “Ralph” Welcome Jnr. for the murder of of Shervin Melville between 16th and 17th December, 2018. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Carl Welcome Jnr. C/D “Ralph” is asked to ...

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BREAKING: Major alcohol bust at city wharf

The Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) enforcement agents on Wednesday intercepted a shipping container of liquor said to be valued at more than GYD$15 million which a local shipping agent declared as other items, GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia said. Unofficial estimates, according to other sources, put the value of the undeclared liquor at as much as GYD$40 million. Investigators are working ...

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