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PradoVille 2 established in response to violent crime wave – Robeson Benn

A former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) cabinet  member on Wednesday said he told police investigators that top government officials were allocated lands at PradoVille 2 (Goedverwagting-Plaisance) because of the deadly crime wave at the time that had resulted in the shooting death of then Agriculture Minister, Satyadeow Sawh. Former Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said he told agents of ...

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Husband dies, rescued wife severely burnt, house destroyed

The one-flat wooden home of a reportedly abusive couple, is completely razed and dead is the reputed husband Christopher ‘Harry’ Bramble, 56, unemployed whose charred remains are stored at Lyken’s Funeral Home, the Guyana Police Force said. The reputed wife Jewel ‘Coolie Girl’ Coats, 36, who was evacuated from the lot 39 West Ruimveldt home by residents, is in a ...

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Venezuelan women arrested at West Berbice nightclub released; club manager still in custody for other offences- police

The manager of a night club at West Coast Berbice has been let off the hook of Trafficking In Persons charges after the six Venezuelans denied they were victims and proved that they were in Guyana legally, police said. However, she is expected to face charges for allegedly assaulting a peace officer and sale of smuggled liquor. Guyana Police Force ...

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Scrapping jail terms for marijuana possession contradicts ‘no smoking’ agenda but all smoking will be discouraged- Granger

President David Granger said,  while government would be taking steps to remove jail terms for small amounts of marijuana for personal use, concerns have been raised about potentially increased marijuana smoking at a time when steps were being taken to curb tobacco smoking. “Our health experts were concerned that, one the one hand we are moving towards reducing smoking in ...

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GTT fires workers after “suspicious activities”

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) fired 12 persons following the discovery of “suspicious activities”. “During a routine internal review of financial procedures, GTT documented suspicious activities which warranted further investigation. GTT’ spokeswoman, Jasmine Harris said police were called in and those given marching orders included managers and junior staff. Consequently, reorganization of staff resources was required to ensure ...

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State to appeal dismissal of GY$600 million larceny charge against Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings

The State has signaled its intention to appeal the dismissal of a GY$600 million larceny charge against  former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Assistant, Margaret Cummings. “The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) wishes to advise that a Notice of Appeal was filed in the Guyana Court of Appeal on August 30, 2018,” the ...

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Policeman, who failed alcohol test, arrested for killing motorcyclist with force’s vehicle

A Police Constable,  failed a breathalyzer test following a fatal accident Saturday night, is under close arrest, the Guyana Police Force said. Sources have identified the policeman as Ryan Persaud. Dead is 23-year old Akemo Anthony of 338 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, At the time of the accident at 11:40 Saturday night on Nelson Mandela Public Road in the vicinity of ...

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