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Taxi driver shot, car stolen after women lure him

A taxi driver was shot by carjackers after he was lured by two women to Mocha Road, D’urban Backlands to pick up a man who committed the crimes. Sustaining a gunshot wound to his upper right thigh is 46-year old Phillip King. Police were up to late Saturday night still searching for his silver grey Premio bearing licence number HC ...

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Rose Hall Town businessman shot

A Rose Hall Town businessman was shot and injured by bandits who masked themselves with motorcyclist helmets, sources said. He is 47-year old Bobby Prasad, owner of Bobby’s Boutique. The two perpetrators arrived on a black motorcycle at about 1 PM and ordered the staff to lie on the floor. Two shots were fired in the direction of Prasad who ...

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Alleged sexual misconduct by Bishop’s High School teacher handed over to police; Headmistress breached law

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School teacher is now in the hands of the Guyana Police Force after a former female student detailed her “emotional” encounter to investigators. “In the case of the Bishops’ High School teacher, Mr. Coen Jackson, the Ministry of Education Welfare Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection concluded its investigation and ...

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“Best Cop” Eastman, undercover policeman charged with Sagga’s murder

Two police men , including an undercover cop and a detective, were Thursday arraigned on a charge of allegedly murdering a city businessman last month. Investigators said Detective Corporal, Derwin Eastman and intelligence policeman, Jameson Williams murdered Godfrey “Sagga” Scipio and on October 12, 2017 at Stanley Place and David Street, Kitty. Eastman, a former Best Cop, and Williams were ...

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Prisoner calls 911 and threatens to kill President

A prisoner Thursday morning allegedly called the emergency 911 number and threatened to kill the President, Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. Wgen contacted, he confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News that police were questioning  the inmate of the Lusignan Prison about the alleged threat that he made. “The prisoner is being questioned. The matter is being given the attention ...

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Authorities probe Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct; he admits to relationships with former students

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School (BHS) by a male teacher is being investigated by the Ministries of Social Protection and Education, even as the alleged perpetrator vehemently denied having sexual relations with the females while they were students or below the age of consent. Business teacher at Bishops’ High School, Coene Blaine Jackson, however, admitted that intimate ...

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State Assets Recovery Unit intensifies training

Even as the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is working to recover stolen assets, which is estimated to be valued at more than US$400M, the organisation Monday morning opened a Law Enforcement Training Series on Assets Recovery and Financial Investigations. More than 70 persons are participating in the 18-day workshop being conducted in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute of Forensic ...

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Guyana should guard against opportunistic financial criminals in oil and gas sector- TT Attorney General

Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi on Wednesday advised that Guyana should guard against small-scale opportunists who may want to wash dirty money in a growing oil and gas sector. He said Guyana would not face a high risk from from the sale of oil and gas by oil producing countries or established downstream companies that provide related ...

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No need for parliamentary-appointed Anti-Money Laundering Authority – Attorney General

Guyana intends to scrap the idea of having an Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism Authority because government has widened the involvement of wide variety of agencies in the system to detect and pursue financial crimes, Attorney General Basil Williams said Wednesday. “That was over-kill. Why would you put such a heavy superstructure over FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit)? ...

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