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Assassination plot: Police Commissioner Persaud denies instructing bail for friend, brother

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud denied instructing that bail be granted to a man who allegedly plotted to kill President David Granger, saying that he merely offered an “opinion” based on the investigations at that stage. Persaud said while he was on leave, he also suggested to Detective Narine instead of ordered the release of the alleged assassination plotter’s brother, Imran ...

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Third prisoner caught in less than 24 hours; four still on the run

Another prison escapee was early Monday captured at a house at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, police said. He is Shawn Harris who had exited the swampy area of the Lusignan Prison through a muddy hole under the foundation of a wall. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Prison escapee surrenders in mother’s company

Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine this evening announced that Lusignan Prison escapee Kerry Cromwell is back in police custody. Asst Commissioner Ramnarine advised that Cromwell’s mother contacted a senior government functionary and advised of Cromwell’s whereabouts and the family’s willingness to turn him in. His mother along with other relatives, on the advice of the government functionary, then took Cromwell ...

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Prison escapee shot dead during shootout with Joint Services

An escapee from the Lusignan Prison was Sunday afternoon shot dead during an alleged shootout with members of the security forces. Government’s Department of Public Information said  Clive Forde aka El Sinkie was killed during a confrontation at East Ruimveldt. “Joint Services received information that Forde was hiding out in a house in the area and surrounded the house. Forde attempted ...

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Canadian gold refinery wants Guyana to tighten anti-money laundering system; source of gold systems

A Canadian company that refines Guyana’s gold wants local authorities to tighten several areas to ensure the precious yellow metal is not used to wash dirty money, the Ministry of Natural Resources said in a statement. Royal Canadian Mint’s Director of Storage and Refining Solutions, Steve Higgins has since told Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman that he is pleased “with ...

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16-year old female murdered; police hunting husband

A 16-year old female was Saturday killed at her East Canje, Berbice home and police said they have since launched a manhunt for her 25-year old reputed husband who could not come to grips with the reality that the woman dumped him. Dead is Parbattie “Roseanna” Lakhpaul of 369 Number 2 Village, East Canje. “Investigation revealed that recently the couple ...

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Prison escapee Stafrei Alexander caught in East Berbice ; four arrested

One of the prisoners, who escaped earlier this month from the burning Georgetown Prison, was Saturday night captured at Rose Hall, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum said Stafrei Alexander was nabbed at Toopoo Street, Hampshire Village, Corentyne. “He was heading to a particular house having emerged from his hideout when he was arrested,” Blanhum told Demerara ...

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Prisoners at Lusignan jail shot to restore order- govt

Sixteen prisoners were shot and two fire fighters were injured during efforts to prevent another escape from the Lusignan Prison Saturday afternoon, officials said. “Prisoners were fighting each other and were rioting against officers. Despite several warnings they did not comply. Force was used,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels told reporters. He said pellets and rubber bullets were used. Government’s ...

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Jagdeo slams Granger assassination plot probe

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said the Commission of Inquiry into how well the Guyana Police Force had investigated an alleged assassination plot against President David Granger is demoralising that law enforcement agency. The former Guyanese leader said to look into and question almost the entire leadership of the police force is bad for the police force in the ...

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Teenagers jailed for stealing motorcycle

Two teenagers were  Friday morning jailed for one year each after they pleaded guilty to stealing one motorcycle, when they appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly. The teens who are from Plaisance, East Coast Demerara admitted that between July 24 and 25 at Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, stole one Honda 150 motorcycle valued at GYD$425,000, property of Hanniyah Warde. The ...

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