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Ramjattan yields to Benn’s request to disavow burning of schools

Leader of the opposition Alliance For Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday took up Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn’s call on the floor of the National Assembly to deny any responsibility for the burning of schools in Guyana. “I disavow all violence and destruction of schools. You could write it for me and I will certainly deliver it,” Mr Ramjattan ...

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No parliamentary oversight of security sector- Ramjattan

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) frontbencher Khemraj Ramjattan bemoaned the lack of parliamentary oversight of the security sector. “We have not had any meetings of that parliamentary oversight committee,” he told the National Assembly during debate on the 2023 National Budget. Mr Ramjattan charged that the lack of parliamentary oversight amounts to a violation of Guyana’s ...

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Cummings Lodge youth shot

A 24-year old man was Wednesday night shot in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown during a scuffle with two men he suspected were about to harm him while he was walking home in the suburb, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said Steven Surujbally was shot to his right side chest and the bullet exited his back. Police said the incident ...

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State House attacker remanded to prison

The Nigerian man-who stabbed a presidential guard several times at State House and grabbed another guard’s gun with which he fired several shots-was Thursday arraigned for attempted murder. Twenty-five year old  Ikena Chimezie appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. He was also charged with discharging a loaded firearm with intent. He was arraigned for unlawfully and maliciously wounded with ...

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State House attacker faces attempted murder charge

The Nigerian man, who staged a brazen gun and knife attack at the President’s official residence, is expected to appear in court on Thursday on charges of attempted murder and discharging a loaded firearm. The Guyana Police Force said Bethel Ikena Chimezie is scheduled to appear in court at 1 PM Police have charged him with attempt to commit murder, ...

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CCJ sentences Hinds brothers to life imprisonment with chance of parole after 20 years

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday delivered its reasons for upholding the appellants’ convictions and its judgment on their appeals against sentencing in the Guyanese appeal of Orwin Hinds v The State; Cleon Hinds v The State. The CCJ heard this appeal on 11 October 2022 and shortly after the hearing, dismissed the appellants’ appeals against conviction for ...

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Christ Church Secondary School fire was arson- Fire Service

The fire that destroyed the Christ Church Secondary School last week Thursday was “malciously” set, the Guyana Fire Service said on Monday. The Service noted that eight days before the inferno, a small fire in the school’s laboratory had been extinguished. Investigators indicated that the second fire started on several seats in the school but the common link is the ...

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Investigations into Christ Church Secondary’s fire continue

Fire fighters and police were Saturday continuing to probe the destruction by fire of Christ Church Secondary School, Fire Chief Gregory Wickham said. He said it was too early to determine whether the fire at the decades-old wooden and concrete structure at Camp and Middle Streets was the work of arsonists. “Investigators are still going through the debris,” he told ...

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Christ Church School fire update: Students to be relocated next week; talks start with CXC about SBAs

The more than 500 students, who attended the now destroyed Christ Church Secondary School on Camp and Middle Streets, Georgetown are to be relocated from next week Monday, and already the Ministry of Education is consulting the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) about options for students whose records have been destroyed, officials said at the fire scene. “We are talking to ...

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Trio charged with stealing guns from RADAR Security Service

Three men were Tuesday charged with the theft of 11 guns and 601 rounds of ammunition from RADAR Security Services and they were remanded to prison. One of the men, Carlton Damion Singh, also known as ‘Fatboy’ was also charged with possession of two rounds of .32 live ammunition without a licence and possession of 722 grammes of marijuana. Also ...

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January 2023