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Daily Archives: Monday, 6 December 2021, 17:29

Possession of ecstasy, other designer drugs to be illegal

Last Updated on Monday, 6 December 2021, 17:29 by Denis Chabrol The possession of designer drugs such as ecstasy, methamphetamines and other ‘designer drugs would now be made illegal with an amendment to the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act , amid increasing use of these substances by youths. “This will ensure that persons in possession of these substances will be ...

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Police to be legally empowered to take DNA samples from suspects; carry non-lethal weapons

Last Updated on Monday, 6 December 2021, 17:08 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Police Force investigators will soon be able to take DNA samples from suspects who have been arrested, according to a proposed amendment to the Police Act. “The effect of this amendment is that in addition to measurements, photographs and fingerprint impressions, a member of the force can take ...

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Larceny suspect shot and injured by police

Last Updated on Monday, 6 December 2021, 12:54 by Denis Chabrol A man has been shot and injured after he attacked police with a cutlass and broken bottles, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is 36-year old Marlon Brewster of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. The Guyana Police Force says its Office of Professional Responsibility is probing the shooting on December ...

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Teleperformance poised to expand to the Caribbean; Finance Minister urges bigger “footprint” in Guyana

Last Updated on Monday, 6 December 2021, 12:52 by Denis Chabrol Teleperformance, Guyana’s largest international call centre, is planning to expand its operations to the Caribbean, but Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh urged the company to expand across Guyana first. Addressing the company’s 5th anniversary observance and awards ceremony at the Pegasus Hotel on Monday, Guyana Country Manager Luis Barreto ...

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