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BREAKING: Bandit shot dead by accomplice

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016, 21:20 by Denis Chabrol A bandit was Thursday night shot dead by his accomplice while during a robbery at a GuyOil gas station at Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred shortly after 8 PM. Sources said one of the bandits fired a shot to scare persons, but instead the bullet struck his accomplice. ...

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Cops seeking extradition of Aeshwar Deonarine from Canada

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016, 18:57 by Police Officials have confirmed that wanted former Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Aeshwar Deonarine is in Canada and plans are in place to seek his extradition to Guyana. Deonarine is wanted by the police in connection with the fraudulent obtaining of some 27.8M of GPL’s money by ...

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Woman admits to killing her child

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016, 18:26 by Denis Chabrol A woman admitted to strangling her child, three days after initially telling investigators that the lad had fallen from a tree and eventually died, police said. Investigators said that on February 21, 2016, the police received a report from a woman that her eight-year-old son Emanuel King, of Parfait ...

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UNASUR invites President Granger to join South American Defence Council – to speak on security, defence of small nations

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016, 18:08 by Denis Chabrol Secretary-General of the Union of South American States (UNASUR), Mr Ernesto Samper Thursday invited President David Granger to join the South American Defence Council and to speak on the issues of Security and Defence in relation to small States and the Caribbean. During the meeting, which was held at ...

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SOCU funding coming – Granger

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016, 13:04 by With criticism about the lack of resources for the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) surfacing, President David Granger has assured that better days are ahead for the unit as funding as allocated in the 2016 Budget has been approved. On Wednesday, UK expert Sam Sittlington said that the lack of ...

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Granger touts community policing as ideal crime prevention method

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016, 12:43 by   President David Granger has advanced appeals for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to look to strengthen its ties with communities and forge community policing groups as a way of preventing crime. The President, giving remarks at the annual Police Officers Annual Conference declared that for the Police to win the ...

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Min. of Education Rupert Roopnaraine hospitalised

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 19:59 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine has been hospitalised, but he is scheduled to be discharged on Thursday, usually reliable sources said. Since his admission, he has been showing signs of recovery, according to the sources. Roopnaraine  was absent from the consideration of 2016 budgetary estimates of expenditure ...

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President Granger seeks to discredit Walter Rodney Commission Report; says Commission relied on hearsay evidence from convict

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 19:01 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s President, David Granger Wednesday sought to discredit the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, saying that the three commissioners had relied on hearsay evidence from a convict. “I would like to say that the report is very badly flawed in many respects. From the start we realised that ...

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No-confidence motion moved against Linden Town Clerk

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 18:42 by Denis Chabrol Linden Town Councillors Wednesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Town Clerk, Jenella Bowen, saying that she disobeyed repeated requests to rescind disciplinary letters that she had issued to two senior municipal officers while she was on leave. Chairman of Linden’s Interim Management Committee, Orrin Gordon told Demerara Waves ...

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“SOCU being kicked about like a political football” – British expert says unit needs resources

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 17:54 by Denis Chabrol Financial Investigation Expert Sam Sittlington has decried the manner in which Guyana’s political leadership is addressing matters concerning the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), while calling for more to be done in terms of investment for the Unit. Sittlington, who recently completed a five week advisory partnership with ...

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February 2016