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Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Thieves cart off KFC’s safe, video surveillance system

Thieves early Tuesday morning carted off close to GUY$1 million in cash and equipment from the KFC outlet at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara. Managing Director, Deo Singh said the burglars blow-torched a metal safe from the ground where it was bolted down and carted it off with at least GUY$700,000. Singh said the thieves also took away with the video ...

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GDF pledges to help Walter Rodney Inquiry Commission

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Tuesday pledged to help the Walter Rodney Inquiry Commission in its probe into the killing of the politician-historian in a bomb-blast near the Georgetown Prison more than 30 years ago. During discussions, COS Brigadier Phillips and his team, which included Deputy COS Col Kemraj Persaud and other senior officers, presented a synopsis of the ...

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Sex Worker Coalition member on cocaine trafficking charge

A member of the  Guyana Sex Worker Coalition, Tishana Edwards was Tuesday remanded to prison on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Twenty-three year old Tishana Edwards of Lot 1 Victoria Road, Plaisance pleaded not guilty to the charge when she appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.  The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (CANU) ...

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Walter Rodney Inquiry Commission sworn in

A three-member commission was Monday sworn in to probe the bomb-blast death of Guyanese politician, Dr. Walter Rodney at the height of a civil rebellion against the then administration of late President Forbes Burnham. Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, Sir Richard Cheltenham, however, said he was unsure when sittings would begin because it all depended on the accumulation ...

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Ashni Singh’s accident is police matter- Rohee

General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee on Tuesday shrugged off questions about Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh’s involvement in an accident on Mash Day. Asked his views about Singh allegedly leaving the scene without rendering assistance to the taxi driver and his passenger, Rohee would only say that it was “strictly speaking” in the hands of ...

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