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Police more equipped to deal with fraudulent documents

Guyana is now better poised to counter the production and use of fraudulent documents as it has trained 70 persons and has received 200 fraudulent document detection kits. Twwo batches of 35 persons on Friday each concluded training under the Fraudulent Document Detection Programme. At the Guyana Police Force Training Centre, Young and Camp streets, Home Affairs Minister clement Rohee ...

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Regent Street businessman shot, robbed

A Regent Street pawn shop manager was shot and robbed of cash and jewellery Friday afternoon moments after he closed his doors for the day. Thirty-year old Pooran Ramotar of Bourda Pawn Shop sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg at the hands of one of the perpetrators he described as a teenager. The lone gun-toting bandit grabbed a ...

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Several in West Demerara collision transferred to GPHC

At least three critically injured persons were late Friday night being transferred to the Georgetown Hospital following a gruesome collision between a bus and a car. The incident occurred at Harlem/ Ruimzight, West Coast Demerara earlier Friday night. Police sources said several persons were seriously injured and were rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH). No one has died. ...

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Granger, Selman to share Foreign Relations responsibility

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Chairman David Granger and colleague APNU parliamentarian Africo Selman would be temporarily sharing the Foreign Relations portfolio, following Debra Backer’s resignation. “Between us, we will share until a selection is made,” he said Backer’s resignation takes effect on February 7. Granger also announced at his Friday morning news conference that APNU parliamentarian, Ronald Bulkan ...

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Will APNU eventually vote for Anti-Money Laundering law? Western diplomats warn of “serious consequences”

Hours after Opposition Leader, David Granger said his coalition would act in the “national interest,” key Western Nations on Friday warned that Guyana could face “serious consequences” if Guyana was blacklisted by the France-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF). “We encourage all stakeholders to work together to finalize AML/CFT (Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism) legislation and ensure ...

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Woman allegedly kills husband

A woman early Friday morning stabbed her common-law husband to death at their home near the Kwakwani airstrip, police said. The  man has been identified as 40-year old Anthony Perreira also known as Quinn.  Police said he was stabbed to his chest. Investigators said his wife has been arrested. A neighbour has been detained for questioning. The alleged assailant is ...

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GDF attracts more youths

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Thursday announced that its first recruitment cycle for 2014, has been met by a significant response from Guyanese youth from all across the country. One hundred persons submitted applications to be trained as Officers on the Standard Officers Course (SOC) number 47, while another 700 youths have applied to be trained as soldiers on ...

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Guyana-born US resident’s home seized for under US$1,000

Calvin James, 61, had his home seized by city officials in Syracuse after he fell $936 short on an $11,000 tax tab, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports.  A Syracuse man is fighting to get his home back from the city after he paid nearly $10,000 in back taxes over a six-month period, but came up $936 short and lost it. “I ...

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Taxi driver on car-sale fraud charge

A taxi driver accused of falsely claiming that he could sell a car and obtained GUY$1.1 million dollars from another man was Thursday freed on GUY$350,000 bail. City Magistrate Fabayo Azore granted 40-year old Satyanand Persaud his pre-trial liberty after he pleaded not guilty to the offence of with intent to defraud and by falsely pretending that he was in ...

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