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Public Security Minister likely to appear before Commission of Inquiry on Granger’s assassination plot

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan is likely to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into the effectiveness of the Guyana Police Force in investigating an alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger. Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Ram on Wednesday told Commissioner of the Inquiry, Retired Assistant Commissioner Paul Slowe that he would like Ramjattan to be summoned to the probe set ...

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Young burglar promises to change life after jail term

by Antoyne Toney A  young man was Wednesday morning jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to stealing several items from a house in Georgetown. Eighteen-year old Justin Austin of Lodge Housing Scheme was sentenced to prison by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan after he admitted to stealing the items. They were three televisions, one radio set and one ...

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Businessman was framed about assassination plot, woman tells police

The man, who accused Nizam Khan, of offering him GYD$7 million to kill President David Granger, might have framed the East Bank Demerara businessman if the testimony of his former landlord is anything to go by. Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Wednesday led evidence by Detective Laundry to show the Commission of Inquiry that the accuser, Andriff ...

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Soldier injured while on operation to capture prison escapees

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier on “Operation Clean Sweep” was early Tuesday morning seriously injured after he was knocked down by a motorcyclist breached a cordon at the Bath Settlement Public Road, West Coast Berbice, police said in a statement. Hospitalised is Private Brian Samuel,22, of Low Land, Hope, East Coast Demerara. The motorcyclist, who received  minor injuries, 65-year ...

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Businessman denies offering GYD$ millions to kill President Granger

An East Bank Demerara businessman on Monday denied that he ever offered GYD$6 to GYD$7 million to a barber in the neighbourhood to kill President David Granger, but disclosed that he had lent the man money in the past. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into how effective the Guyana Police Force had investigated the alleged plot by Andriff Guillard, ...

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Assassination plot: Police Commissioner Persaud denies instructing bail for friend, brother

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud denied instructing that bail be granted to a man who allegedly plotted to kill President David Granger, saying that he merely offered an “opinion” based on the investigations at that stage. Persaud said while he was on leave, he also suggested to Detective Narine instead of ordered the release of the alleged assassination plotter’s brother, Imran ...

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Third prisoner caught in less than 24 hours; four still on the run

Another prison escapee was early Monday captured at a house at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, police said. He is Shawn Harris who had exited the swampy area of the Lusignan Prison through a muddy hole under the foundation of a wall. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Prison escapee surrenders in mother’s company

Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine this evening announced that Lusignan Prison escapee Kerry Cromwell is back in police custody. Asst Commissioner Ramnarine advised that Cromwell’s mother contacted a senior government functionary and advised of Cromwell’s whereabouts and the family’s willingness to turn him in. His mother along with other relatives, on the advice of the government functionary, then took Cromwell ...

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Prison escapee shot dead during shootout with Joint Services

An escapee from the Lusignan Prison was Sunday afternoon shot dead during an alleged shootout with members of the security forces. Government’s Department of Public Information said  Clive Forde aka El Sinkie was killed during a confrontation at East Ruimveldt. “Joint Services received information that Forde was hiding out in a house in the area and surrounded the house. Forde attempted ...

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Canadian gold refinery wants Guyana to tighten anti-money laundering system; source of gold systems

A Canadian company that refines Guyana’s gold wants local authorities to tighten several areas to ensure the precious yellow metal is not used to wash dirty money, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. Royal Canadian Mint’s Director of Storage and Refining Solutions, Steve Higgins has since told Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman that he is pleased “with ...

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