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Ballot paper arrives under tight security

Ballot paper and other sensitive materials for the March 2, 2020 general elections Friday morning arrived under tight police security at the headquarters of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The arrival and offloading of the shipping container of materials was witnessed by GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh and the six other election commissioners as well as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith ...

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Fewer crimes, guns on streets since 2015 -former police chief

Former Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix Wednesday night boasted that since his A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition came to power in 2015, there has been a 30-percent decline in serious crimes and more than 500 guns have been seized. Felix, who is Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, rattled off the figures and other achievements in the ...

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Man wanted for questioning in connection with injuries to infant

A 25-year-old security guard, Oswin Pollard, is wanted by police for questioning into serious injuries sustained by a nine-month-old baby, police sources and the mother confirmed. Francina Williams, 27, said the incident was first reported to the police outpost at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) but to the best of her knowledge nothing had been done and so she ...

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Assistant Police Commissioner Hicken disagrees secondment is removal from force administration

Assistant Police Commissioner, Clifton Hicken was Wednesday seconded to the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Citizenship, but he brushed off concerns that he has effectively been removed from the administration of the Guyana Police Force. Asked if he was given any reason for his secondment, Hicken said “that is nothing new. Police is [sic] always attached from time to ...

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Former PPP lawmaker charged with sexual assault, maintains innocence

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Alister Charlie has been slapped with a sexual assault charge stemming from an alleged incident that occurred last year July in Lethem, Rupununi. Charlie has not yet appeared before a Magistrate, but he said police have informed him that the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers have advised that he be charged with sexual assault ...

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UPDATE: Georgetown Prison bars sawn off in failed escape plot

Guyana Prison Service personnel on Friday foiled a plot by several prisoners to escape from the Georgetown Prison at Camp Street, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels confirmed. The Guyana Prison Service later issued the following statement: On Friday, January 3, 2020 at about 10:45 hours, while the Director of Prisons (ag) and other ranks were interacting with prisoners in the Security ...

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Rice farmer killed after complaining about goats

A rice farmer is now dead after he told two villagers that goats were damaging his rice cultivation. Dead is 36-year-old Chanderpaul ‘Jack’ Dhoman of Lot 28 Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. He was killed by one of the men some time between Old Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at First Street, Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, ...

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Georgetown’s Chief Constable fired

The Chief Constable of Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, Andrew Foo, was Tuesday – Old Year’s Day – fired by the Local Government Commission, multiple sources disclosed. Superintendent Andrew Livingstone, who is acting Deputy Chief Constable, is now expected succeed Foo. Sources said Foo was handed his letter by a senior local government commissioner. His services were said to have been terminated ...

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Suspected bandit who attacked policeman with cutlass, accomplice arrested -police

Police Sunday morning arrested two men who allegedly robbed two foreigners of their mobile phones. One of the suspects also allegedly attacked a policeman with a cutlass while efforts were being made to arrest him. The incident occurred on Longden Street, Georgetown shortly before 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Police said the suspected robber, who aggressively attacked a policeman with a ...

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