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Woman who knocked down St. Lucian scouts in Guyana fined, jailed

The woman, who drove up a one way and struck down three St. Lucian scouts who are here for a Caribbean Cuboree, was Thursday fined and jailed for 10 months. Tracy Fordyce, of Cowan Street, Kingston, Georgetown pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and breach of a one-way. Magistrate Renita Singh at Court seven of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court sentenced Fordyce ...

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Sanjay’s Jewellery allegedly robbed

Police were Sunday investigating an alleged robbery committed at Sanjay’s Jewellery Store on Sheriff Street, Campbelville , Georgetown. The owner, Bishnarine ‘Sanjay’ Persaud was not immediately available to give an account of the incident as he was said to be speaking with investigators inside the building. However, Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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Three relatives shot dead in East Berbice while fishing

Guyanese police are probing the shooting death of three members of one family  including a 15-year old boy at a rice field aback Mibicuri, East Berbice, Divisional Police Commander, Ian Amsterdam said. “We found three persons. All had gunshots,” he said. He  said one man, who is not connected to the rice field, has since been arrested. No firearms have ...

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Nothing unconstitutional about special prosecutors; PPP govt used it too- Trotman

Attorney-at-Law and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Friday lashed back at the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Gail Teixeira over her criticism of government’s moves to hire special prosecutors to help secure convictions against suspected pilferers of state assets. “There is nothing unique about Special Prosecutors in Guyana and throughout the Commonwealth,” she said. “The previous government utilized the ...

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Referendum on death penalty if there’s deadlock- Granger

President David Granger said he was open to holding a referendum on whether the death penalty should be abolished if there is a deadlock, hinting very strongly that he was opposed to external forces dictating what Guyana should do. “There has been a moratorium of over two decades and what I would say is that if the Cabinet were to consider ...

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CANU cleared of Barry Dataram’s allegations

  elf-confessed drug lord, Barry Dataram’s allegations that the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU)‎ has been involved in facilitating drug trafficking instead of fighting it have. no merit, President David Granger said Thursday. ‎”I would say generally that Mr Barry Dataram:s allegations‎ are without foundation. The Commission did find other areas that require administrative attention,” he said on his weekly television ...

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Guyana govt “not in a rush” to hold death penalty consultations

A day after a top international human rights activist called on Guyana to repeal the death penalty for terrorism and other offences for which there is capital punishment, government on Thursday ruled out consultations any time soon to do so. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who chaired the post-cabinet press conference, said from all indications government was “not in ...

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SARU Chief rejects PPP’s “witch hunt” claims

by Gary Eleazar Head of Guyana’s State Asset Recovery Unit (SARU), Professor Clive Thomas has rejected outright claims by the opposition Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP) that the agency is engaged in a ‘witch-hunt’ against its members, since it is merely probing complaints made. In fact, he said it was the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo -led administration which signed the international ...

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Special prosecution team likely for high profile state asset cases

A team of Special Prosecutors is to be established to help convict persons for various corruption offences that are being probed by law enforcement authorities, government announced on Thursday. “We would prefer to have a more studied approach so that for these cases which are, of course, of public interest and concern we have a strong prosecuting team to preside ...

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