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Law Enforcement

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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Man stabbed to death early Boxing Day

A man, who was earlier seen staggering in La Penitence, Georgetown, was early Boxing Day – Thursday – stabbed to death by two males who fled the scene, police said. He is 32-year-old Israel McKenzie, a labourer, of 74 Middle Road, La Penitence. No one has been arrested. Guyana Police Force homicide detectives were told that the man was attacked ...

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Stabbed, decomposed body of 16-year old Brazilian boy found in Lethem

The badly decomposed body of a 16-year-old Brazilian boy was discovered on the Guyana side of the Takatu River, days after he did not return to his home in the neighbouring Brazilian township of Bonfim in the state of Roraima, Guyanese police said. Police in Guyana believe Oduan Macio Junior Da Silva, a student, was killed because “suspected stab wounds ...

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Policemen who allegedly beat, burn suspected teen burglar granted bail

The two policemen, who beat and burned a teenager who allegedly burgled their home, were Friday released on a total of GYD$800,000 bail. The police prosecutor, Inspector Matthew did not object to bail. Constables Daniel Bernard, 24, and Isaiah Bernard, 26, of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to two joint charges when they appeared before Magistrate ...

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“Jail him” -Ramjattan’s first reaction to cops burning teenager

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan said his first reaction when he learned that a policeman allegedly burned a teenage intruder suspect with hot water was “jail him”. “I said ‘jail him, immediately, lock him up’ and I understand they put them in chains too because this is so atrocious,” he told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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