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Cocaine in plywood weighed at 48 kilos; valued at millions

Customs and Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Head James Singh has confirmed that a popular sawmill owner, one of his employees and a broker are still in custody following a huge drug bust on Thursday. Singh confirmed that authorities intercepted 48 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated US street value of US$35,000 per kilogram. That would amount to millions of Guyana dollars ...

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Wakenaam businessman gunned down in botched Bourda robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed a 26-year-old businessman on Tuesday at Robb and Alexander Streets Bourda. Demerara Wave understand that 26-year-old Mahendra Persaud of Wakenaam had travelled to the City to buy goods for his family’s business when the incident occurred. Persaud reportedly came out of a car and was immediately accosted by ...

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Letter: Rohee slams ‘disrespectful’ Police Commissioner

Dear Editor, The sitting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud, in a recent interview published by “Demerara Waves” sought to do the following: Disrespect a Cabinet decision of the PPP/C administration. Besmirch the character of the then Minister of Home Affairs; Clement J. Rohee. Denigrate the efficacy of the Strategic Management Department at the Guyana Police Force. For the benefit ...

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“Anything could have happened” – Fire Chief recalls possibility of major prison breakout

Fire Chief Marlon Gentle has testified that anything could have happened during the Camp Street Prison riot – citing the possibility of a major prison escape at the principal penal center in Guyana. Gentle made the statement while giving testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Wednesday. He was one of three officials that ...

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Jamaican on immigration, drug and forgery charges in Guyana

A Jamaican carpenter, accused of overstaying, drug trafficking and forgery of a Guyana driver’s licence, was Tuesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Alfred Wellington, who resides at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, allegedly had 1.324 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on April 2, 2016. Police further alleged that between April 18, 2011 and April ...

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Transparency Institute lashes out at Gov’t over Harmon scandals

  Transparency Institute Guyana Inc, is calling on the President David Granger administration to immediately issue the names of all the persons that have been given instruments of office, after the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The call comes after revelations that shady businessman Brian ‘BK’ Tiwarie was appointed as Ministerial Advisor on Business. His appointed was rescinded ...

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CoI Chairman, Prison Attorney square off over release of video evidence

The Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison riot, James Patterson and the Joint Services Attorney Selwyn Pieters were engaged in a heated exchange on Tuesday morning as the Commission met for a sitting. Patterson raised some concerns about the manner in which video evidence was released to the public and that evidence was not available ...

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