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Daily Archives: February 12, 2014

Guyana asking US for info on local connections to Italy-New York drug mafia

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday announced that government would ask the United States (US) for information about local connections to the New York-Italian Mafia that was involved in trafficking cocaine to Italy. US Ambassador Brent Hardt said all the information so far that has been publicly released is with the Department of Justice (DoJ) and Guyanese law enforcement agencies could ...

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Guyanese law enforcement agencies not contacted in break-up of Italian drug mafia

Guyanese law enforcement agencies on Wednesday said they have not been contacted or involved in the dismantling of an international ring that had been planning to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to Italy. Deputy Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said he has asked his subordinates to check on reports that the New York-Italian drug ring was connected to Guyana. While Guyana has ...

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Medical exam shows Colwyn Harding’s rectum was ruptured with “foreign object”

An unnamed independent medical expert has found that there was upper rectal bleeding in Colwyn Harding to support his claim that a policeman sodomized him with a condom-covered baton. The results of the findings were released Wednesday afternoon by members of the Colwyn Harding Support Group. ‘That expert found that there was active rectal mucosa bleeding on Mr. Harding in ...

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Fire destroys Anns Grove house

Investigators were up to Tuesday morning combing the debris to ascertain the cause of a fire which destroyed a house at Lot 8, Main Street, Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara. According to reports 30-year old Shamalli Scott and her niece vacated about three weeks prior to the fire. A fire official told Demerara Waves that neighbours said the fire started ...

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Youth charged with several Corentyne armed robberies

A 19-year old suspect in a series of armed robberies on the Corentyne Coast is Wednesday expected back in court in connection with three incidents during the past two months. Kishan Hemnauth of 160 Section B, Number 65 Village is facing several charges of robbery under arms. He was not required to plea when he first appeared before Whim Magistrate ...

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APNU’s anti-money laundering amendments may be sent to C/FATF

Government and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) appeared set to agree to send that opposition party’s amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act to regional and international watchdogs on financial crimes to ascertain whether they are workable. However, President Donald Ramotar has not succeeded in persuading APNU to support the government-sponsored amendments only ...

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