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Guyanese among ID-theft-ring that stole $700 K from New York banks

A Guyanese man is a among members of a New York-based identification-theft ring that stole more than US$700,000 from banks by impersonating real account holders and making fraudulent withdrawals in 10 states, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Prosecutors said the group flew “soldiers” to different locales, where they entered banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo and Capital One branches, and ...

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Govt explains elections unrest in Sophia, votes against compensation

An opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-sponsored motion seeking compensation for properties burnt during Elections Night 2015 mayhem in Sophia was Friday morning defeated as government sought to justify the reaction by residents there. At exactly 12:40 Friday morning, the government benches defeated the motion for the compensation by a vote of 33- to 28. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix ...

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Police force issues “stop” guidelines for plainclothes, traffic ranks after Sattaur case

Days after the son of the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) complained bitterly that he was being trailed by someone in a heavily tinted unmarked vehicle who later turned out to be a traffic policewoman, the Guyana Police Force Thursday announced guidelines for stop and search. The GRA boss’ son, 19-year old Fiyad  Sattaur, Wednesday pleaded guilty ...

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Trinidadian convicted for terrorism, along with former Guyanese politician, dies in US jail

A Trinidadian man, who was convicted along with former Guyanese parliamentarian Abdul Kadir, for plotting to blow up the John F. Kennedy International Airport, has died in a United States Federal Prison. The Trinidad Newsday newspaper reported that Kareen Ibrahim- Trinidad and Tobago’s first official terrorist- died Tuesday morning in a United States prison where he was serving a life ...

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Rohee brands SOCU interrogation as “rigmaroles”

The Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that current steps by the Special Organised Crime Unit to question members of the PPP is nothing more than a lengthy procedure that has to unfold. Over the past week several members of that Party and current serving Parliamentarians have been questioned by SOCU relative to a probe at ...

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Linden man attempts suicide after killing wife, stabbing daughter

 A Linden man is currently under police guard at the Linden Hospital Complex after he killed his wife, stabbed his daughter and later attempted to take his own life. A police release has confirmed that 34-year-old Leolyn Sullivan is dead while her 18-year-old daughter Shameka Campbell is currently being treated for stab wounds at the Hospital. Police say that at ...

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Man previously jailed for wounding now wanted for murder

A man, who was recently released from prison after serving a jail sentence for wounding, is now wanted for allegedly murdering a man early Sunday morning. “The suspect has not yet been arrested. He was recently released from prison where he had served a sentence on a charge of wounding,” police said. His identity was not released. Guyana Police Force ...

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France-bound cocaine intercepted

Anti-narcotics agents of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) Friday afternoon intercepted more than two kilogrammes of cocaine that was being shipped to France. Investigators said  a package containing 2 kilogrammes, 700 grammes of cocaine was intercepted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport at about 1:30 PM on Friday January 15, 2016. The narcotic was being shipped to France via a courier ...

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Three more charged with murder of British teen

Three more persons were Friday arraigned for their alleged murder of the 18-year old British film-maker who had come here three months ago to stay with his god-brother. Apart from his god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George who were arraigned Thursday for the same offence, those charged with the indictable offence are George’s girlfriend, Krystol Thomas, and her mother ...

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NICIL Probe: SOCU hauls in Luncheon for questioning

Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat (HPS) Dr Roger Luncheon is the latest member of the Former People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration that has been hauled in for questioning in relation to irregularities uncovered at NICIL. Sources at the Special Operations Crime Unit (SOCU) have confirmed that the PPP stalwart was questioned sometime today. However no other information relative to ...

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