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Daily Archives: October 4, 2017

Head of SWAT Unit transferred after police force gun, ammo stolen

The Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Lonsdale Withrite has been transferred after his service firearm and vehicle were allegedly stolen from him, but Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine is mum about who has replaced him. Ramnarine said Withrite has been transferred to the East Coast Demerara (‘C’) Division, but he declined ...

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Police guards at Lusignan jail probably culpable for latest escape

Just hours after a remanded prisoner escaped from the Lusignan Prison, the Guyana Police Force suggested that the police guards who were on duty did nothing to prevent the prisoner from fleeing the East Coast Demerara penal facility. Rape-accused, 35-year old Dellon Blake escaped from holding bay two at the jail early Wednesday morning. “From indications at the Prison he used ...

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President maintains he must select “fit and proper” GECOM Chairman; to meet Jagdeo soon

President David Granger on Wednesday highlighted that the High Court has confirmed that he has the right to select a “fit and proper” person to become the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), just days after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) signaled that it might join in appealing the ruling by Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire that the President could reject ...

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Rape accused escapes from Lusignan Prison

A prisoner, accused of rape, has escaped from the Lusignan Prison, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said Wednesday. He is Dellon Blake of Kamuni Creek, Demerara River, West Bank Demerara. “He has tear drop tattoo on left side of his face. He cuts cabbage for a living,” the Prisons Director said. Samuels said Blake,35 years old, escaped from holding bay ...

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Early morning flood hits Alexander Village, River View

Residents of River view and Alexander Village, Georgetown on Wednesday woke up to flood waters inundating their yards, dwellings and businesses. Sources said the flood started at about 3 AM during Demerara River high-tide. The exact cause of the flood  was not immediately known. There are two different accounts- the koker operator slept away and the koker malfunctioned. City Engineer, ...

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