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Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

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

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 Gouveia levelled the charge as Ramjattan, Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud and ...

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Updated: Linden-Soesdyke Highway accident leaves three dead, two hospitalised

Three persons were killed and one other was critically injured early Friday night when the car they were travelling in slammed into a parked heavy duty truck, police confirmed. The accident in the vicinity of Kairuni at about 7:30 PM. The car involved in the accident is bearing license number plate PHH 9398. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan confirmed ...

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

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 other charges. The policemen charged are Constable Anfermee Blackman and Rural ...

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Prisoners attempt to burn Lusignan jail to protest flooded conditions

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 demand that they may be moved from the swampy pasture to ...

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