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Large quantity of illegal pesticides seized

Inspection and Enforcement Officers of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Sunday last thwarted a major smuggling operation and confiscating approximately 300 kilograms of illegal or unregistered pesticides, the Ministry of Agriculture said Monday. The operation which took place at approximately 23:00hrs, saw inspectors of the authority along with officers ...

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Updated: Electrician beheaded by brother-in-law

An electrician was beheaded at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, allegedly by his brother-in-law, police confirmed. The victim has been identified as 39-year old Justin Peterkin of Paradise Village, East Coast Demerara. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman said the suspected killer has since been arrested. The incident ocurred at about 08:30hrs Monday at his father-in-law’s home located at 1323 ...

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Timehri prison officers, prisoner stabbed during prison fracas

Three prison officers and a disruptive prisoner at the Timehri Prison were Saturday morning injured during the fracas that began Friday night, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said an investigation has since been launched and by police and prison authorities. Samuels said a convicted murderer stabbed a remanded murder  accused with an improvised weapon. The Prisons Director said ...

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“Souse Mouth” shot dead after carjacking

One of two bandits, who had earlier stolen a taxi driver’s car and escaped, was killed after he opened fire at police who cornered them during a second escape bid, the Guyana Police Force said. The dead man has been identified as 27-year old Melroy “Souse Mouth” Solomon of Titus Street,Agricola, East Bank Demerara. Police said he was previously charged ...

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Lusignan Prison escapee recaptured

Dexroy Pollard, one of the three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Holding Bay, on the East Coast Demerara on October 15, is in custody, government’s Department of Public Information said. The 29-year-old Wales resident was recaptured by public-spirited citizens on the West Bank of Demerara on Thursday. Pollard was among the three inmates who escaped the Lusignan holding bay ...

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Colombian facing extradition to US from Jamaica previously held in Guyana in connection with cocaine vessels

Former Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh says one of the men held in Jamaica on a United States (US) arrest warrant for alleged drug trafficking had been previously held in Guyana during the search of a vessel for cocaine which had eventually triggered a Commission of Inquiry. Current top CANU officials have said the detention of the ...

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Justice Kennard rules out apologising to Mayor Chase-Green for “shut up” order

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Cecil Kennard on Monday said he would not apologise for telling City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green to “shut up” last week Friday. “I have no apology for making that statement,” he said. Kennard highlighted that instead of answering questions, Chase-Green last week Friday was asking questions of the Commission’s lawyer, Attorney-at-Law ...

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Arrest of Tower Hotel’s owner in Jamaica signals crackdown on suspected drug lords- CANU ; Shervington “Big Head” faces extradition to US

The arrest of well-known Guyanese businessman, hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell in Jamaica for alleged drug trafficking marks the start of Guyana going after the ‘big fish’ drug lords, a top official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). “For years and years now, the man-in-the-street has been saying that CANU only goes after the small and the medium fishes, but ...

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