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What crime? Police Force says crime down by 19%

With persistent complaints from the Guyanese public over the current crime situation, the Guyana Police Force is reporting a 19% decrease in the crime rate. Police in a release confirmed that it has recorded a 19% decrease in serious crimes at the end of April this year relative to the same period last year. In the release, Police say there ...

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26-Y-O stabbed to death outside White Castle Fish Shop

Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of 26-year-old Gordon Ross, who was found on John Street, Georgetown. Police say Ross was found with stab wounds about his body about 01:40 hrs on Saturday. Reports reaching Demerara Waves indicate that Ross was involved in a scuffle with another man outside of White Castle Fish Shop when he ...

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Man killed during ‘friendly fight’ with friend

Police are investigating the death of two men on Guyana’s coast after they were killed in separate incidents on in the last 24 hours. According to Police, at about 15:00 hrs on Friday 39-year-old  Nafasie Edghill, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was at Mon Repos, ECD, when he became involved in a playful scuffle with a friend. Police said the ...

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Prisoners set fire to Golden Grove Police Station

Police say that prisoners being held at the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara Police Station managed to set fire to the station lockups after being denied cigarettes. According to a statement from the police at about 06:30 hrs on Thursday prisoners in the lockups were taken out of their cells by the police to shower themselves. At the conclusion of ...

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Age of criminal responsibility to be raised, wandering decriminalized – Ramjattan

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says that the new Juvenile Justice Bill would be seeking to implement a myriad of changes for juvenile justice while decriminalizing wandering. Ramjattan made the statement while delivering the feature address at the first of three consultations on the draft Bill that is expected to be taken before the house in the ...

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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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CoI team tours Camp Street prison again

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street prison riot again toured the prison facility, this time to give the new additions to the team a sense of the layout of the facility where the fatal fire occurred. The new members who benefitted from the tour includes Guyana Bar Association President (GBA) Christopher Ram, Attorney Representing the Guyana Police ...

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Salary increases for public servants likely in first half – Granger

The absence report of the Commission of Inquiry into the public service is all that is holding back the APNU+AFC administration from engaging public service unions in a collective wage bargaining manner. This is according to President David Granger who was at the time responding to concerns raised about the absence of a salary increase for members of the disciplined ...

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Updated: Assistant Commissioner Balram Persaud critically injured in accident

The Police Officer, who was severely injured in a road accident late Friday night, has been identified as Assistant Commissioner (Administration), Balram Persaud. Traffic Chief, Dion Moore said the circumstances that led to the accident were not known as investigators have been unable to interview Persaud. After the accident at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara- a short distance from the Demerara ...

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