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President Granger seeks to discredit Walter Rodney Commission Report; says Commission relied on hearsay evidence from convict

Guyana’s President, David Granger Wednesday sought to discredit the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, saying that the three commissioners had relied on hearsay evidence from a convict. “I would like to say that the report is very badly flawed in many respects. From the start we realised that the Commission was paying a lot of attention to hearsay evidence ...

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“SOCU being kicked about like a political football” – British expert says unit needs resources

Financial Investigation Expert Sam Sittlington has decried the manner in which Guyana’s political leadership is addressing matters concerning the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), while calling for more to be done in terms of investment for the Unit. Sittlington, who recently completed a five week advisory partnership with SOCU, highlighted the concern at a British High Commission press conference ...

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Former cop charged with murder of wife

Former Guyana Police Force Sergeant Colin Bailey was Wednesday arraigned for the alleged murder of his common-law wife, Surmattie “Savita’ Ramnaress almost three years ago. Police said Bailey of 63 Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara murdered the woman between August 30 and 31, 2013 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge that ...

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Murder-suicide in Mazaruni

A man shot dead his fiancé before committing suicide by turning the weapon himself at Kartabo, Mazaruni, police confirmed. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the pistol has been recovered. Residents gave her name as 19-year old Glenda Williams and his as 22-year old Terry Alexander, a gold miner. Police and residents said the incident ...

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PPP activists charged in connection with throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

A former Guyana presidential spokesman was among three persons arraigned for the throwing of a bowl of faeces on newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon six years ago. Kwame Mc Coy, a Central Committee member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), pleaded not guilty to the offence and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Mc Coy is a ...

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Immigration officers, security officer charged in connection with cocaine discovery at JFK Airport

Three Guyana immigration officers and a female security officer were Friday arraigned in connection with the discovery of a 1.3 kilogrammes of cocaine on a Dynamic Airways aircraft in New York. They pleaded guilty and were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan until March 10, 2016 for report. Those charged are University of Guyana International Relations student ...

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New details surface about allegations of Crum-Ewing’s killing, as PPP activists remain in custody

Even as two well-known opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) activists Wednesday night remained in police custody for an ongoing probe into the killing of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, new details have surfaced about the allegations. Investigators so far appear to be relying on a statement by Shawn Hinds that implicated Jason Abdulla and O’Kenny Fraser in the murder of ...

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PPP activists confess to throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

Six years after a container of faeces was hurled at newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon, three activists of the now opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) have confessed to doing so, police said. A usually reliable source said Shawn Hinds, Jason Abdulla and Okene Fraser have all confessed to committing the act on May 24, 2010 in the ...

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Penis-touching headmaster sent for counselling

The Headmaster of a privately-owned school was Wednesday fined GYD$25,000 and ordered to undergo counselling for touching the penis of a student. He is Arthur Chandra of ABC Academy, New Market Street, Georgetown. City Magistrate, Faith Mc Gusty said if the educator did not attend  the six months of counseling or pay the fine he would be sent to prison ...

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