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Deputy Police Commissioner Brutus goes on leave to allow for probe

Just days after Deputy Police Commissioner Calvin Brutus was reassigned from administration to Head of Special Branch, the Guyana Police Force said Thursday afternoon that he has gone on leave to allow a probe into alleged financial misdeeds. Mr Brutus allegedly deposited GY$16.5 million into his Police Credit Union account on December 15, 2023. The money was returned to him ...

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Records prove police commissioner wrong about deputy commissioner’s multi-million dollar deposit in police credit union

One day after Acting Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken denied that a high-ranking police officer ever deposited tens of millions of dollars into a Guyana Police Credit Union account, fresh information has surfaced showing that the money was deposited and returned to that officer. The officer, Deputy Police Commisioner Calvin Brutus, on Wednesday opted to remain silent when he was questioned ...

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Guyana now has capping stack if there is a well blow-out; Guyana should worry about Suriname’s protection

ExxonMobil Guyana’s President, Alistair Routledge on Tuesday said Guyana should be concerned about a protection against an oil spill in neighbouring Suriname, even as he showcased a capping stack that is on standby to shut off any well blowout offshore. “When you do the modelling, Guyana should worry more about what happens in Suriname than what happens in Guyana so ...

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Jagdeo knocks ExxonMobil over no conflict of interest position with AFC’s Hughes

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said he was unsurprised by President of ExxonMobil Guyana, Alistair Routledge saying there was no conflict of interest between Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes and that American supermajor. “It was no surprise that the representatives of Exxon took the position that Nigel Hughes is not in conflict with Exxon Mobil,” Mr Jagdeo told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Nigel Hughes not in conflict with ExxonMobil – Routledge

The President of ExxonMobil Guyana, Alistair Routledge on Tuesday said well-known Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes and his law firm are not in a conflict of interest because he is now the leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC) political party. “We comply with all laws and regulations here and internationally and we don’t believe we have any conflict of interest, any ...

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Guyana mapping strategy to trigger demand for hotels, other businesses

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday announced that government was crafting a strategy to stimulate demand for hotels, malls and fast food services. “We have to understand that the government and the private sector, together, we have to invest in bringing the traffic in so that the services, the facilities that we’re building will have the demand structure to support those ...

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Manhunt in Region 7 chopping death

A police manhunt was launched Saturday for a Venezuelan suspect in connection with the chopping death of another Venezuelan, a gold miner at Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River, Region 7 (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and police said they were searching for the suspect. Dead is 21-year-old Adrian Williams of San Martin, Venezuela and Quartzstone Landing, Cuyuni River, which occurred yesterday (Friday, July 5, 2024) ...

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AFC sets up oil and gas committee to keep Hughes at arms length from sector; Jagdeo points to loopholes

The Alliance for Change (AFC) has set up a two-man internal party oil and gas sectoral committee to insulate its leader, Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes from dealing with such matters, but People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo discarded that as insufficient. “Until we attain government I will have no input in or involvement with the AFC Oil and Gas ...

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Men clad in ‘police uniforms’ rob company manager of millions at bank deposit vault

Two motorcyclists, clad in what appeared to be police uniforms, Wednesday night allegedly robbed the manager of Toucan Distributors Limited of GY$10 million at Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry’s (GBTI) compound on Young Street, Kingston, Georgetown. police said. “The man observed that the motorcyclists were ‘Policemen’-suspects dressed in Police uniforms. As such, the 65-year-old walked towards the Deposit vault ...

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