Daily Archives: Friday, 14 July 2017, 22:34

Govt should share responsibility for prison riots, Private Sector Commission hints

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017, 22:34 by Denis Chabrol The Private Sector Commission (PSC) Friday night suggested that government should take some responsibility for Guyana’s two major prison riots in 16 months because a good mechanism to gather and analyse intelligence was scrapped by Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan. Head of the PSC’s Governance and Security sub-committee, Gerry ...

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Former Republic Bank employee jailed for attempted bank robbery, related offences; policeman, others remanded

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017, 14:54 by Denis Chabrol Five men, including one policeman and two employees of Republic Bank, were Friday arraigned in connection with the failed bank robbery more than one week ago. A former bank employee- Jamal Haynes- was jailed for six years after he pleaded guilty to attempting to rob the bank and several ...

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Prisoners attempt to burn Lusignan jail to protest flooded conditions

Last Updated on Friday, 14 July 2017, 8:44 by Denis Chabrol Prisoners held at the walled Lusignan holding area early Friday morning attempted to burn down the Lusignan  Prison by hurling bottle lamps at the wooden building, but fire fighters quickly extinguished the burning objects, police said. Sources said the prisoners, numbering just about 500, began banging the door to ...

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