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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Bomb-scare on COPA flight which was scheduled to depart Guyana – authorities

Last Updated on Monday, 8 April 2019, 17:50 by Writer Guyanese police and other authorities at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday confirmed there was a bomb-scare aboard a COPA Airlines plane that caused a delayed departure from Guyana. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed that the law enforcement agency received a report of the ...

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Do not lock up persons for “behaving bad”- Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Monday, 8 April 2019, 17:34 by Writer Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday warned members of the Force against locking up persons because their family members complain they were “behaving bad” as they risk being injured by other detainees while in custody. “No one is to come to the station for you to take a relative into ...

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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave – top cop

Last Updated on Monday, 8 April 2019, 16:09 by Writer Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and ...

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Manari bypass aims to reduce accidents in Region 9

Last Updated on Sunday, 7 April 2019, 17:40 by Writer An GYD$80 million Manari bypass in Region 9  (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is expected to reduce the number of road accidents around a dangerously sharp turn, officials said. The bypass was constructed by JR Ranch Incorporated in collaboration with the ministries of Public Infrastructure and Natural Resources. “With this new bypass, ...

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Bartica miner allegedly shoots wife

Last Updated on Sunday, 7 April 2019, 16:34 by Writer A 52-year-old Bartica miner, who, allegedly, shot and injured his wife during an argument, has been taken into custody, and his firearm lodged, the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Businesswoman, 49-year old Ava Abrams of 77 Third Avenue, Bartica, sustained a gunshot wound to her left hand. “Enquiries disclosed from ...

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Former soldier, convicted for drug trafficking, escapes from prison

Last Updated on Sunday, 7 April 2019, 11:07 by Writer A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Sunday morning escaped from the Lusignan Prison, police said. The escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of 158 North Haslington, East Coast Demerara. He was serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Police said ...

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China to evacuate its critically ill manganese workers from Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 6 April 2019, 20:31 by Writer China is to evacuate at least 12 of its critically ill manganese mine workers from Guyana on Monday, a well placed Public Health Ministry official said Saturday. Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence could not be reached for comment and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said he did not receive ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

Last Updated on Saturday, 6 April 2019, 13:06 by Writer A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk ...

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Murder accused dies after beating in prison

Last Updated on Saturday, 6 April 2019, 8:26 by Writer A man accused of murder died late Friday night in hospital, three days after he was severely beaten by fellow inmates at the Lusignan Prison, police said. Dead is 30-year old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown. Police said the remanded prisoner was beaten by unknown prisoners on April 3 in ...

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