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Surinamese drug mule jailed in Guyana

A Surinamese woman, who attempted to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to Barbados, was Monday jailed for three years. Damario Cheslie was found guilty for being in possession of 526 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She was found guilty of the offence that was committed on May 17, 2015 at the Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara. At ...

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Local govt councillors must treat PPP supporters properly after LGE- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday urged supporters of his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to vote solidy at the upcoming local government elections to act as a buffer against some of central government’s discriminatory policies. At the same time, he called on PPP members, when elected councillors at the March 18, 2016 Local Government Elections (LGE), to treat supporters properly ...

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“Bring the Minister” – Rioting Prisoners want Ramjattan

Prisoners currently engaged in a prison riot that has seen the death of some 17 other prisoners are requesting the presence of National Security Minister and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan. Prisoners during a brief exchange with Police Commander Clifton Hicken made the request for Ramjattan to show himself. Prisoners are alleging that prison officials left their brethren to die in ...

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No Normalcy! Prisoners still rioting

For a third day fire tenders have been summoned to the Camp Street prisons to counter fires that have been set by prisoners. Reports indicate that around 07:00 on Friday morning prisoners continued their rioting lighting another mattress. The fire service promptly responded and was able to out out the blaze. Four fire tenders still remain at the scene given ...

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16 prisoners dead, five others injured in violent Georgetown Prison unrest

The death toll in Thursday’s violent unrest at the Georgetown Prison has risen to 16, even  as authorities said calm has been restored to the maximum security facility. Guyana’s Public  Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the incident was also engaging the attention of President David Granger. One of the prisoners died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation while the bodies ...

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Guyana promises US to extradite persons

Guyana has promised the United States (US) to facilitate the extradition of wanted persons, but so far the coalition-led administration has not received any request from the North American country. In its 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR), the State Department  noted that the 10-month old coalition government has pledged to cooperate on a range of issues including the ...

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Robber shot dead after snatching policeman’s gold chain

Police said that at about 0730h. today Thursday March 03, 2016, a police rank, who is also a licensed firearm holder, was walking along Robb Street, Georgetown, when he was attacked by  Sherwin Monka of Albouystown, Georgetown, who took away his gold chain. Sherwin Monka was shot during the robbery and later succumbed at the GPHC. The Police Office of ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Camp Street jail

Fire fighters were Wednesday night battling a fire at the Camp Street jail but none of the prisoners has escaped, police said. Divisional Commander of the Guyana Police Force, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that inmates lit a mattress in a section of the media. No immediate information was available about the circumstances that led to the fire. ...

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Guyana satisfied with UN Secretary General’s proposals to resolve border controversy

Guyana is broadly satisfied with proposals by the United Nations Secretary General,  Ban Ki Moon to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela, Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge said Wednesday. “The proposals in toto are workable. I am satisfied in toto that they are workable. Any specific element may have a problem but when you take them altogether in all the circumstances ...

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Camera captures rare photos of Jaguar and her cubs in Guyana

by Daniel Uria Reproduced from United Press International RUPUNUNI , Guyana, March 1 (UPI) — Camera traps in Guyana captured rare photographs of a female jaguar and her two cubs living at Surama Eco Lodge. Rupununi Wildlife Research Unit shared photos of the jaguars to Facebook that show the jaguar and her two cubs walking through a forest. The photos ...

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