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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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Nagamootoo gets high profile responsibilities

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is now responsible for governance, a portfolio that had been previously held by Raphael Trotman until he was recently appointed Minister of Natural Resources. For the first time in decades, the President has given up the vital portfolio of petroleum (oil and gas) and has instead assigned it to a minister, in this case Trotman. In ...

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Gastro outbreak at Baramita kills one

An outbreak of gastroenteritis in the North West District (NWD) community of Baramita has left one person dead and 60 others stricken. The Ministry of Public Health says it is closely monitoring the indigenous community in Region One, after several cases of vomiting and diarrhea were detected in the area where residents are reluctant to use treated water and take the ...

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BREAKING: Guyana police probing whether decomposed body is that of missing Briton

Police were up to late Friday afternoon probing whether a body discovered aback Alness Village, Corentyne is that of the British young man who has been reported missing. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that sleuths were heading to the area. Blanhum said the body was ...

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‘We were never discourteous or disrespectful to Sattaur’ – GRA Chairman

Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Rawle Lucas has defended the manner in which the Authority moved to repossess state assets from Commissioner General Khurshid Sattaur. The Governing body has been criticized by the Private Sector Commission (PSC) which claimed that the repossession of some electronic devices and other items from Sattaur was done without a ...

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Escaped murder accused recaptured

Police have managed to recapture a prisoner who escaped from the New Amsterdam Prison on December 28. According to a police release, at approximately  20:45 hrs  on Thursday night police ranks acting on information received went to an abandoned lot at Rose Hall, Corentyne, where they arrested escaped prisoner Neshan Jagmohan. Jagmohan was on trial for the murder of businessman ...

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Granger pushes broad-based anti-suicide “action plan”

President David Granger is spearheading an anti-suicide “action plan” by government, religious and non-governmental organisations. “I intend to find out why we have so many suicides and once we identify those factors, try to use Governmental action and try to get the efforts of civil society and households to put this scourge to an end. We are above normal and ...

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Police, Public Service Commissions get more cash than last year, but less than proposed

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has rejected claims by the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that government has reduced the amount of monies allocated to the Public and Police Service Commission for 2016. Responding to former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee, Ramjattan said the actual amount for this year has been increased by GYD$11 million  and should take it ...

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Budget cuts for Indigenous Peoples and Child Rights Commissions

The Guyana government Thursday slashed huge chunks of monies from the proposed budgets of the Rights of the Child Commission and the Indigenous Peoples Commission for 2016. The ROC asked government for GYD$84 million but in the end only ended up with GYD$31 million, prompting opposition Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) MP, Gillian Burton-Persaud to observe that the reduction has ...

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