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Killed diamond dealer bandit identified; three others arrested

A man who was shot dead Saturday while allegedly attempting to rob a diamond dealership, has been identified as Henry Johanison, a 25-year old miner, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators were told that Johanison was shot dead inside Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Limited at Lot 288 Middle & Thomas Streets, Georgetown at about 12:10 pm. Three suspected accomplices, who were ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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Berbice CID Police cameras stolen

Unknown persons broke into the Criminal Investigations Department at the New Amsterdam Police Station and stole two cameras, a senior police officer said. The officer said no evidence was on the cameras and no one has been arrested so far. “We are looking at everyone,” the officer said when asked whether the suspects were members of the police force or ...

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Police Force in exploratory talks with Guyanese-owned US company for aviation wing

Top officials of the Guyana Police Force and a Guyanese-owned aviation company that is based in Florida on Thursday held exploratory talks about plans by the law enforcement agency to establish an aviation wing. Police Commissioner, Leslie James and his administrative team met with representatives of Midas Aviation Services, Inc. of Pompano Beach Airpark, Florida. “During this engagement, the discussion ...

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Police Force gets new Strategic Plan

Members of the newly formed Police Reform Change Board on Monday received the New Guyana Police Force Strategic Plan, the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. The presentation was done at an executive briefing which discussed the Police Reform Change Board and the New Guyana Police Force Strategic Plan. No details were provided about the contents of the plan. ...

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Female student arrested for alleged bomb threats at University of Guyana

A female University of Guyana (UG) student was Friday arrested in connection with two days of bomb threats at the University of Guyana, forcing that tertiary institution to close its doors until next week, authorities said. She has been identified as Dianne Jafferaly, said to be a close relative of a staunch People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member. Head of the ...

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School of the Nations’ parents, administration want face-to-face answers from police

Despite strenuous efforts by the School of the Nations to tighten security measures in the face of ongoing violent threats, the parents and school’s administration Friday afternoon called on the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to face them and provide satisfactory information about the probe. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Deputy Commissioner Lyndon Alves told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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4 questioned in connection with School of the Nations threats

Four current and past students of School of the Nations have been questioned by investigators, even as the Guyana Police Force’s cyber-security sleuths try to locate the person or persons responsible for the violent threats against that school, Police Commissioner Leslie James said. “We have questioned at least four persons to my knowledge… They might either be current or former ...

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Guyana Police Force announces promotions for 2019

Three Senior Superintendents of Police were promoted to Assistant Commissioners, topping the 2019 promotions list of the Guyana Police Force. They are Edgar Thomas, Royston Andries-Junor, and Paul Langevine. Police Commissioner, Leslie James told the senior and junior members of the force, who were promoted,  that “promotions cause the recipients to exude feelings of joy, satisfaction and of course a ...

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