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Politics, crime, and violence in Guyana: is there a nexus?

Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall Politics, crime, and violence in Guyana: is there a nexus?  Is there a history?  Is this the reality?  These are sure to be provocative, even unwanted, questions.  They still must be asked and explored. It has been said that choke-and-rob banditry had its origins in the stormy strife-political, racial, social-of the pre-Independence period, ...

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Truck driver guilty of causing death of cyclist

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 21:26 by Denis Chabrol Truck driver Roopnarine Hardiwar, who was on trial for killing a pedal cyclist, was Monday sentenced to three years in prison after the Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan relied on the scientific evidence presented instead of inconsistent accounts by several witnesses. Hardiwar appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday, ...

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First Lady commends ACDA and COLAACO’s success in education

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 20:43 by Denis Chabrol First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Sunday evening, commended the African Cultural and Development Association’s (ACDA) Centre of Learning And Afro-Centric Orientation (COLAACO) on its holistic education programme, at its annual Sikukuu ya-Mwaka (Festivity of the Year) event hosted at the Akwaaba Centre, Thomas Lands, Georgetown. “This place of learning is ...

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Private sector’s claim of rising crime “preposterous”- Top Cop

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 20:28 by Denis Chabrol Even as Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine on Monday used statistics to dismiss concerns by the private sector that there is a rise in crime, a business place was robbed and a youth broke into the home of the daughter of a prominent citizen in an attempted robbery. He said ...

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Alleged male, female car hijackers charged

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 15:54 by Denis Chabrol A man and a woman have been remanded after appearing before Magistrate Leron Daly for robbing another man of his car, phone and cash. It is alleged that on October 26, 2016 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara Robert Beckles and Sharda Thomas robbed Lakeram Budurgh of one Toyota Premio ...

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Alleged East Bank Demerara robber remanded

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 15:44 by Denis Chabrol A labourer is now on remand after appearing in court on Monday on two counts of robbery under arms. The first allegation against Ron Simmons is that on May 3, 2015 at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara he, being in the company of others and armed with a gun, ...

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Police share some responsibility for deadly Moblissa accident

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 15:35 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Police Force is sharing some blame for last week’s road accident on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway that resulted in the death of a woman and a passenger in a Mahdia bus that was heading to Georgetown. Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine said the police force was unable to patrol ...

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Police Force, Police Service Commission at odds over bypass of senior officers for promotion

Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2016, 15:16 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Police Force and the Police Service Commission (PSC) are at odds over the appointment of a Senior Superintendent ahead of several others who have been appointed Superintendent in 2015, Police Commissioner David Ramnarine said Monday. “There are some unhealthy developments. The most you can do is write ...

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OPINION: Grenade, press freedom, crime and politics

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 14:08 by Writer Eye on the Issues by GHK Lall That live grenade endangering the lives of people at Kaieteur News prompts these two questions: Can democracy, the 21st century, and Guyanese politics and standards coexist?  Coexist constructively and peaceably and progress to a firm lasting footing? It was a live grenade with ...

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October 2016