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Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

City chamber tells govt to order BK’s stones

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Tuesday urged government to give BK International a fair chance to prove that it can satisfy local stone demand, in the wake of claims that there is a shortage. “In this particular case, the Ministry of Public Works should concede the benefit of the doubt to BK International and take the ...

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Crackdown on criminal network continues; several confess to Wakenaam, Meten-Meer-Zorg attacks

A major crackdown on a criminal network on the Essequibo Islands and West Coast Demerara continued overnight and several persons have confessed to a robbery-murder and armed robbery, police said. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said a wanted bulletin would be issued for the suspected mastermind who fled into a cemetery at Meten Meer Zorg, West Coast Demerara and vanished ...

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Two nabbed in connection with huge marijuana fields

Ten acres of marijuana plants were Monday destroyed and two men were arrested, police said. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said two men are to be charged in connection with the two fields of marijuana at Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway. Sources said they told police that they were labourers who were taken there to plant the marijuana. Five other men ...

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13 arrested in connection with Wakenaam, Meten-Meer-Zorg banditry

Thirteen suspects were Monday arrested and one handgun seized in connection with two recent armed attacks that left one person dead and another injured. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said a 9MM handgun and six rounds of ammunition were found in possession of one of the men who is a boat operator. Investigators believed that several of those arrested might ...

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