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Colombian facing extradition to US from Jamaica previously held in Guyana in connection with cocaine vessels

Former Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh says one of the men held in Jamaica on a United States (US) arrest warrant for alleged drug trafficking had been previously held in Guyana during the search of a vessel for cocaine which had eventually triggered a Commission of Inquiry. Current top CANU officials have said the detention of the ...

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Justice Kennard rules out apologising to Mayor Chase-Green for “shut up” order

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry, Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Cecil Kennard on Monday said he would not apologise for telling City Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green to “shut up” last week Friday. “I have no apology for making that statement,” he said. Kennard highlighted that instead of answering questions, Chase-Green last week Friday was asking questions of the Commission’s lawyer, Attorney-at-Law ...

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Arrest of Tower Hotel’s owner in Jamaica signals crackdown on suspected drug lords- CANU ; Shervington “Big Head” faces extradition to US

The arrest of well-known Guyanese businessman, hotelier Shervington “Big Head” Lovell in Jamaica for alleged drug trafficking marks the start of Guyana going after the ‘big fish’ drug lords, a top official of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). “For years and years now, the man-in-the-street has been saying that CANU only goes after the small and the medium fishes, but ...

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Internal police probe launched into alleged removal of video evidence from murder scene; Top Cop promises drastic reduction of police corruption

Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Thursday said an internal probe has been launched into the alleged involvement of a police officer in the  removal of video evidence from a murder scene at Subryanville, Georgetown, even as he said his administration would have a zero tolerance of corruption. Following the airing of certain allegations, James said Deputy Police Commissioner (Law Enforcement), ...

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Police working on standardised rules for vehicle tint

Police Commissioner, Leslie James Thursday stated that the force is working to ensure the usage of tints on vehicles, “and those of the joint services” are standardised. The issue has been a contentious one, with several people raising concerns about the tinting by motorists of their windscreens. This move is seen as questionable since a driver’s vision can be impaired ...

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Youth held for probe into attempted murder

A man, who allegedly lashed another man to his shoulder, was relieved of the piece of wood and struck to his head. Suffering from a fractured skull and hospitalised in a semi-conscious condition is 18-year old Peter Livingstone of  Lot 2 La Retraite, West Bank Demerara. The incident occurred Friday at 8:PM in the same village. Police have since arrested the ...

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Soldiers charged with rape granted bail

Two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers, who are accused of raping a woman, were Friday each granted GY$300,000 bail. They are 22-year old Raulston Reid of 174 Duchfour Scheme, East Coast Demerara and 21-year old Isaiah Rawlins of Wisrock, Linden. Police said the duo, who was stationed at the Anna Regina army base, were not required to plea to the ...

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Murder accused prison escapee recaptured

Murder accused prison escapee, Travis Evans, was Friday morning caught at Timehri, police  and prison officials said. “I wish to commend all those persons who assisted and i now encourage others to be equally helpful,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. A joint security services team received a tip-off that he was on the road probably awaiting transportation. Samuels said Evans ...

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