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US funding three-year project to improve justice delivery in Guyana

The United States on Friday announced that it would be funding a three-year programme at a cost of US$946,000 aimed at improving the quality of policing, prosecution and delivery of justice by the court system over the next three years. “The main objective of this programme will be to increase effective criminal investigation in Guyana that leads to strong prosecutions ...

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Serial bandit arraigned on 10 charges, remanded to prison

A man, who police labeled a “serial bandit” and gang member, was Thursday arraigned for 10 robbery and robbery-related offences that he allegedly committed in two months. Twenty-seven year old Shemroy Hackett’s appearance in court followed his arrest in his home village of Bare Root, East Coast Demerara shortly after he and four others had allegedly robbed a grocer at ...

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GWI fires Lear Goring as Debt Recovery Manager

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Thursday decided to fire Lear Goring as the entity’s Debt Recovery Manager because he is unqualified for the position. Goring, who was twice convicted for drug trafficking in the United States and deported, is a friend of GWI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard Van West Charles. Following the specially convened board meeting, the utility company assured that ...

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Jagdeo dismisses govt’s plans to remove SOCU from police force

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Attorney General, Basil Williams have agreed that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) should be allowed to fight financial crimes only, but Jagdeo prefers to see that unit remain a part of the Guyana Police Force or it may be used to harass political opponents. “You don’t know how they will act and they will ...

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Armed bandits rob East Bank Demerara supermarket

Armed bandits Wednesday night invaded a supermarket at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara and ordered the owner, staff and customers to lie face down on the ground before carting off more than GYD$1 million in cash and valuables,  the owner said. The incident occurred at about 7:34 PM on August 31, 2016 at Fresh Mart Supermarket, Coverden Public Road, East ...

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Robbery suspect turns out to be East Demerara serial bandit, gang member

A suspected serial bandit, who was arrested earlier this week, has confessed to committing several armed robberies on the East Coast Demerara and he is expected to be arraigned on Thursday, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. Investigators said the man was also “positively identified” as a perpetrator during several identification parades. “The suspect was positively identified during ...

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Guyana-bound man held at Jamaica airport with marijuana

JAMAICA OBSERVER – A man has been taken into custody for breaches of the Dangerous Drug Act after 12 pounds of ganja was found in his luggage at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, on Sunday He has been identified as Sean Matthews of Arnold Road in Kingston. Reports from the narcotics police are that Matthews was about to board ...

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Licensed firearm holder charged with murder of man in tinted car

The man, who allegedly shot dead another man and seriously injured his girlfriend after they drove up in a heavily tinted car on his bridge, was charged with murder. A neatly dressed Robert Benn of TucVille, Georgetown was handcuffed and shackled before he was taken to courtroom at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with the murder of 25-year ...

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Jagdeo claims Noel Blackman donated dirty money to PNCR; Oscar Clarke denies

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has claimed that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has received campaign financing from former Health Minister, Dr. Noel Blackman’s illegal distribution of painkillers in the United States (US), but a top party official has bluntly denied the accusation. “How much of the drug money that Mr. Blackman was involved in…went into the APNU (A Partnership for ...

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