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Caricom ballistics tracking system to help cut case backlog

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) hopes a new ballistic information system will help track down guns used by certain gangs and reduce the backlog of criminal cases across the region. The Regional Integrated Ballistic Information Network (RIBIN)  would be empowered by a Charter and Participation Agreement. the Caribbean Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) said in a statement that ...

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Six in custody for drugs, gun and bullets

Six men are in custody in connection with the separate discovery of a large quantity of marijuana and a handgun with matching bullets, police said. A mobile patrol stopped and searched a minibus at Ithaca, West Bank Berbice around 5:30 PM Saturday and found 3 kilogrammes 192 grammes of marijuana. Three men have been arrested and are in police custody ...

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UK politician who observed a Guyana election dies

A British elections observer, who had described the 1986 elections as “crooked as barbed wire” has died. The UK Guardian reported that Pratap Chitnis, Lord Chitnis, died on July 12. He was 77. Lord Chitnis was one of several members of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons whom the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) had lobbied prior to the 1986 poll ...

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Speed boat captain dies after slamming bike into car

A 32-year old speedboat operator was Saturday afternoon killed when he slammed a motorcycle into the back of a car on the Parika Public Road, East Bank Essequibo. He has been identified as 32-year old Gavin Renville of Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo. Police sources said that investigations so far have revealed that the car slowed down to negotiate ...

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Boat capsizes in Cuyuni, no one perishes

Several miners, who were involved in a boat accident near Matouk Falls, Cuyuni River, were rescued from the dangerous rapids, officials said early Saturday evening. “In relation to the river mishap in the Cuyuni River, be informed that all the persons who were in the vessel have been accounted for,” Guyana Police Force spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said in a brief ...

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AFC calls for mass street protests

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is calling for mass street protests to oust the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration from power. AFC Chairman Nigel Hughes punctuated his entire speech at a public meeting in Kitty, Georgetown with appeals for agitation against ills such as corruption and bad governance. In apparent reference to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and ...

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Two shot at Bartica night spot

Two persons were shot at a Bartica night spot and police have seized the handgun from which the rounds were discharged. Injured are 18-year old Keshana Barnes of Farm, East Bank Essequibo and the licensed firearm holder, 23-year old Tyrone Lewis of Bartica. Barnes was struck on her right foot and Lewis shot himself to his buttocks. They are patients ...

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Updated: Truck driver perishes in Rupununi mishap

A truck driver was killed Friday night when he was trying to salvage the vehicle that slipped over the edge of a bridge as the the Rupununi river was overflowing its banks. Relatives identify him as 24-year old Dwayne Sancho Williams of Lethem. He was the son of Sydney Sancho. The incident occurred around 9 PM.A Citizen Reporter, who went ...

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New rules for mobile music vendors

Music vendors will soon have to remodel their carts and operate a centralized location to help curb noise nuisance and traffic congestion in the capital, Georgetown. “You have to be prepared to compromise to continue your business,” Transport Minister Robeson Benn told the estimated 30 vendors who attended Friday afternoon’s meeting at the St. Stanislaus College auditorium. “The bottom line ...

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Gov’t going ahead with CJIA expansion

Government intends to go ahead with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project in light of the fact that the hefty sum of US$20M has already been invested for mobilisation, field and laboratory works, Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said on Friday. The project represents the latest of government’s ongoing efforts to transform and modernise the infrastructural landscape ...

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