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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave – top cop

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and let me warn you civilians, we are coming after you–those ...

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Bartica miner allegedly shoots wife

A 52-year-old Bartica miner, who, allegedly, shot and injured his wife during an argument, has been taken into custody, and his firearm lodged, the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Businesswoman, 49-year old Ava Abrams of 77 Third Avenue, Bartica, sustained a gunshot wound to her left hand. “Enquiries disclosed from the victim that she closed her business about 01:50 hrs., ...

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Former soldier, convicted for drug trafficking, escapes from prison

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Sunday morning escaped from the Lusignan Prison, police said. The escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of 158 North Haslington, East Coast Demerara. He was serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Police said Lambert scaled the eastern fence of ‘holding bay 3’ at ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk youth. The perpetrator told authorities he had been also bullied. ...

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Murder accused dies after beating in prison

A man accused of murder died late Friday night in hospital, three days after he was severely beaten by fellow inmates at the Lusignan Prison, police said. Dead is 30-year old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown. Police said the remanded prisoner was beaten by unknown prisoners on April 3 in Bay 1 at the East Coast Demerara penitentiary. The inmate ...

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Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of ...

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6-year-old pupil killed in road accident

A six-year pupil of Eversham Primary School, Corentyne, Berbice, was killed after she ran out from behind a lorry and was struck down by a car, the Guyana Police Force said. The child was identified as Arianna Lowenfield with a given address as Epson Village, Corentyne. The car that struck her bears licence number HC 2523 and was being driven ...

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15-year old boy shot at Ghetto Flex Bar, Albouystown

A 15 year-old boy is injured following a Phagwah Day holiday shooting which occurred at Ghetto Flex Bar, Albouystown, Georgetown. The boy of Lot 26 D’Urban Street, Wortmanville, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited citizens and his condition was listed as stable. The incident occurred between 1630 hours and 1700 hours on Thursday. The Guyana Police Force ...

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