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Daily Archives: Friday, 4 March 2016, 23:04

Man wanted for stabbing death of girlfriend captured

Last Updated on Saturday, 5 March 2016, 7:50 by Denis Chabrol Almost one year after a man stabbed his girlfriend to death at Sophia, Greater Georgetown, he was caught Friday in Linden and has already admitted to killing her. Shivanand Roopnarine  has been already brought to Georgetown for questioning . He is facing  a charge of murder. Police have long identified ...

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Guyana names diplomats to major countries

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 23:44 by Denis Chabrol Almost 10 months after being elected to office, Guyana Friday named diplomats to several major countries around the world except the United States (US) and Brazil. Government had previously said that a number of its nominees had been undergoing security screening by the countries to which they are expected ...

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Former Judge to chair CoI into Camp Street unrest

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 17:38 by Denis Chabrol   Even as police still cordon off the area surrounding the Georgetown, Camp Street prison, the APNU+AFC administration has convened a commission of Inquiry into the circumstances that led to the prison unrest that saw 17 prisoners being Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday afternoon revealed that the ...

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Deputy Director of Prisons sent on leave; Camp Street head says “sorry”

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 17:23 by Jomo Paul   Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has revealed that effective immediately, the Deputy Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels has been asked to proceed on leave following the unrest at the Camp Street prison. Samuels, along with Officer in Charge of the Camp Street Prison Kevin Pilgrim were fingered by ...

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GECOM ready for free and fair local govt elections- Western diplomats

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol Western diplomats, preparing to observe the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), have given the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) high marks for preparations for the polls, but the country’s leading business organisation believes that more voter education could have been done. “We are confident that the preparations that would have ...

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6 more prisoners injured as unrest quelled; compensation for families being considered

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 15:12 by Denis Chabrol Prisoners on Friday called for the Officer-in-Charge of the Georgetown Prison, Superintendent Kevin Pilgrim to be fired,  saying that he must be dealt with because he allegedly had a hand in the death of their fellow inmates. Calm has since been restored to the Georgetown Prison following a meeting between ...

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“Bring the Minister” – Rioting Prisoners want Ramjattan

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 23:47 by Denis Chabrol Prisoners currently engaged in a prison riot that has seen the death of some 17 other prisoners are requesting the presence of National Security Minister and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan. Prisoners during a brief exchange with Police Commander Clifton Hicken made the request for Ramjattan to show himself. Prisoners ...

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BREAKING: Prisoners threaten to ignite gas cylinder, gasoline in standoff with security forces

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 8:49 by Denis Chabrol The situation at the Georgetown Prison deteriorated Friday morning, with inmates threatening to light a cooking gas cylinder and a tank containing gasoline. Fire was set to another section, causing fire fighters to go into action even as efforts were being made to get the inmates back in their ...

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No Normalcy! Prisoners still rioting

Last Updated on Friday, 4 March 2016, 7:52 by Denis Chabrol For a third day fire tenders have been summoned to the Camp Street prisons to counter fires that have been set by prisoners. Reports indicate that around 07:00 on Friday morning prisoners continued their rioting lighting another mattress. The fire service promptly responded and was able to out out ...

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