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Daily Archives: July 4, 2015

Gun-toting bandits terrorize, rob several during home invasion

The recent spike in armed robberies continues unabated; the latest reported incident being a home invasion on the Corentyne Coast where four occupants were terrorized. A man, who was entering the house as the four perpetrators were leaving, was shot to his face. Injured is 18-year old Dorwin Lord. He was hit by pellets to his face and has been ...

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Carjackers arrested

Police on Saturday said they have arrested two carjackers who have been positively identified in a number of recent incidents. “They are in police custody and will be charged shortly,” police said in a statement. Investigators said after the men were arrested on Friday, July 3, 2015, they were “positively identified as the perpetrators of two of the robberies, involving ...

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Public debate commences on advertising CJ, Chancellor’s post

Legal minds are already commenting on the proposed advertisement of the senior judicial posts of Chancellor of the Judiciary and Chief Justice, with some sides for and others against. In June Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced that the government has plans to advertise for the senior posts which are usually designated by the Judicial Service Commission in consultation with ...

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Public Security ministry hits brick wall as fishermen reject guns, stronger police marine wing possible

by Zena Henry Ministry of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan says that he is having a hard time convincing fishermen to consider arms to protect themselves against pirates while conducting fishing operations in the countries waters. The Minister said fishermen are reluctant to take arms with them on fishing trips, but desire authorities to patrol the waters while they are working. ...

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Several Special Organised Crime Unit prospective members fail lie-detector tests

Guyana’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which is tasked with probing money laundering, is experiencing mixed fortunes in recruiting persons who have not failed lie-detector tests, according to a senior official. Head of SOCU, Assistant Commissioner Sydney James told Demerara Waves Online News on Saturday that because of a number of fail-grades, the entity is operating with limited staff. “We ...

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