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Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Foul play suspected in soldier’s death

Foul play is suspected in the death of a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier whose badly decomposed body was found in his locked house, police say. Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said an autopsy revealed that Corporal Akini Sampson,38, died of shock and blunt trauma to the head. Persaud theorised that the man might have been ...

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Police to send DNA samples to Brazil

Guyana is turning to Brazil for help with sophisticated crime scene forensic tests because Caribbean laboratories are taking too long to conduct them and return results, a senior police official said Monday. Chief of Criminal Investigations, Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said details are being finalized with the Brazilian liaison officer in Georgetown before the first set of samples is ...

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Forensic lab staff identified – Rohee

Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee says the staff for the GUY$450M Police Forensic Laboratory has been identified. He told reporters on Monday at a PPP press conference that the vacancies were filled by persons who responded to advertisements in the newspapers. “A panel was set up and they have selected what I would consider to be highly qualified (people); in ...

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Guyana gets FAO award for halving hunger

Guyana was among 18 countries that received a global award for fighting hunger in keeping with international benchmarks set by United Nations (UN) organisations. Receiving the award in Rome, Italy was Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who attended a Special high level ceremony at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the UN. He was accompanied by Foreign ...

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