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Brassington, Ashni Singh walk into SOCU for questioning

Former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited, Winston Brassington and former Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh Wednesday morning walked into the headquarters of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). He was accompanied by Attorney-at-Law, Mark Waldron. The two walked into a lower flat of SOCU at 9:03 AM. Moments later, former Finance Minister  Singh also went into ...

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Updated: GYD$6 million bail for Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington hours after arriving in Guyana ; prosecutor says more charges likely

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Chief Executive Officer of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL, Winston Brassington were Tuesday granted GY$6 million bail each on three joint charges of misconduct in public office. They were arraigned before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan who granted them GY$2 million bail on each of the three joint charges. ...

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Testimony by 15-year old boy, who led Joint Services to stolen GDF weapon, to feature at Lindo Creek Inquiry

Testimony by man-who was 15 years old at the time of the Lindo Creek massacre- could be tested on the witness stand of the Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday, and it is unclear whether he would appear in person because of concerns for his security. Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Leslie Sobers remarked shortly before the adjournment of ...

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Jagdeo calls for special prosecution in Suriname piracy case

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Noting that the recent attacks on Guyanese fishermen in Surinamese waters are no random acts of violence for economic gains, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo not only called for swift action from the governments of Suriname of Guyana, but also for special prosecution of perpetrators. During a meeting Sunday in Suriname with fishermen, families of missing ...

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Suriname arrests 13 Guyanese suspects in piracy attacks

By Ivan Cairo PARAMARIBO – Police authorities here confirmed Monday that they have detained thirteen suspects in the ongoing investigation into the recent armed attacks on several fishing boats offshore Suriname. While several individuals were captured by fishermen most of the suspects, all Guyanese fishermen, were arrested over the weekend at several location by police, Coast Guard and the Bureau ...

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Guyana’s private sector bribery for services highest in the Caribbean- IDB survey

A small number of private businesses in Guyana pay bribes for government services, but that figure is still high compared to the rest of the Caribbean, according to an Inter-American Development (IDB) publication. Titled “Constraints Affecting Guyana’s Private Sector: Survey Results”, the authors Guyanese economist Sukrishnalall Pasha, and Elton Bollers and Mark Wenner of the IDB found that the bribe ...

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Prime suspect in deadly pirate attack offshore Suriname arrested

by Ivan Cairo A  prime suspect, who allegedly confessed to being one of the pirates responsible for the deadly attack off Suriname’s east coast was Sunday morning arrested by fishermen and handed over to police in that former Dutch colony. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Slijngard, commander of the Coast Guard, disclosed Sunday afternoon that a suspect has been captured at sea an handed ...

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Suriname police appeal urgently to relatives for identification documents of piracy victims

With 12 fishermen-many believed to be Guyanese- still unaccounted for following last Friday’s piracy off the coast of Suriname, police in that formrr Dutch colony on Friday appealed to relatives to provide information about those still missing. Suriname’s Coast Guard recovered two more bodies on Friday (May 4). With three bodies already recovered and a badly injured fisherman rescued, hopes ...

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