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Ramjattan, Teixeira weigh in on motivation of spate of fires at govt buildings

by Samuel Sukhnandan Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Tuesday did not rule out three early morning fires set on public buildings as being politically motivated. Ramjattan told News Talk Radio/Demerara Waves earlier Tuesday that “out of an abundance of caution, I am awaiting reports from the Fire Chief (Marlon Gentle) and Police Commissioner (Leslie James) before making any comment ...

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Police files destroyed in willful fire at Anna Regina CID office

The Guyana Police Force said several files at its Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters were destroyed and others damaged by am early Tuesday morning fire. The incident occurred at about 5 AM at the CID Office of the Anna Regina Police Station. Police say Constable Benjamin was checking the compound when he observed smoke coming from the Regional Detective Inspectors ...

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Unoccupied GDF building damaged by fire

An unoccupied Guyana Defence Force (GDF) building on the Essequibo Coast was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning, police said. The building, located at the GDF 2nd Infantry Battalion Base at Maria’S Lodge, went up in flames around 3:30 AM. Police said neighbours observed fire and smoke at the top flat and formed a bucket brigade to contain the blaze ...

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Update: Arsonists burn GECOM office in Wismar

Police suspect that arsonists burnt down the Region 10 office of the Guyana Elections Commission, located at Wismar, early Tuesday morning. Investigators say they were told by a security guard, who was at the front of the rented building at First Alley, that at about 1:55 AM, she heard an explosion at the back of the building. She said  two ...

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