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“Unbecoming and very political” – Rohee responds to Top Cop’s criticism

  Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee has dismissed statements by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud regarding his tenure as Home Affairs Minister as “political” and “unbecoming.” Rohee at a press conference last Monday had stated that promotions should be placed on hold until certain disciplinary matters are complete. “Little or nothing is ...

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Mother burnt to death, son injured by bandits

Bandits burned a house early Sunday morning, resulting in the death of a woman and injury to her son who were tied up before the building was set alight, police said. Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Anita Baichan, 49 years, of Hope, WCB, who perished in a fire at her home about 0230h. today ...

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Fourth homicide on Day 2 of 2016

Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man at Greenwich Park, East Bank, Essequibo Village and at Cane Grove Village, East Coast Demerara. He is Dewan Baksh, 22, years of Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo. Police said he was at the time imbibing at Pink Shop when he and another man were involved in a fracas. In the process, he was ...

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Corentyne man is Guyana’s first murder victim for 2016

A Corenytne man is Guyana’s first reported murder victim for 2016, according to the police force. The incident occurred at 12:10 Friday, January 1, 2016. He is 24-year old Asif Hafeez of Crabwood Creek. Investigators were told that he another man were consuming alcoholic beverages when an argument ensued between them and Hafeez was stabbed to his neck. He was ...

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Govt refuses to renew cash-jet pilot’s CJIA hangar lease

The Guyana government has taken possession of a hangar at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport after the lease to Guyanese cash-jet pilot, Khamraj Lall, expired. Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said Lall’s representatives had written to the Attorney General, Basil Williams claiming that they still had a stake in the property but was told that the clear condition on ...

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Computer technician on US visa-related fraud charge

A computer technician, who allegedly gave a woman a fake American Embassy appointment letter, Thursday pleaded not guilty and was granted bail on two counts of fraud. He is 27-year old Dhanraj Raghubeer of Kitty, Georgetown. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, he pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which states that on Sunday, October 25 at ...

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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps would have accelerated the need for the acquisition of more vessels ...

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Govt supports mandatory death penalty, rendition to fight terrorism

Government Wednesday night justified the mandatory death penalty and rendition of terrorists and passed the Anti-terrorism and Terrorist-Related Activities Bill, despite concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). PPPC Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall appealed to government to send the “unvarnished” bill to a parliamentary select committee to facilitate proper consultations and arrive at a law ...

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Police to craft plan to de-radicalise terrorists

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud briefing the media on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.Even as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) examines information about the existence of a terrorist, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said that law enforcement agency would be exploring ways of de-radicalising such persons who might return to Guyana. “There are some unverified data of one other, still unverified but no ...

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