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DPP withdraws Law Books theft charge against Nandall

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Ali-Hack has withdrawn a charge against Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Mr Anil Nandlall for the alleged theft of over $2 million in Commonwealth Law Reports from the State of Guyana. Mr Nandlall, who was charged back in 2017, had been on trial for the offence of Larceny by Bailee before Senior Magistrate ...

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Ramson dismisses suggestion of political motive for assisting communities

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson shrugged off suggestions that traditional opposition strongholds were being targeted in the delivery of sport gear as a means of making political inroads. “A government will never look at the position of government and treat it as though it is a temporary situation. However, your actions are the ones that indicate whether ...

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Suspected Sindicato gang members arrested

Four Venezuelans, who are suspected members of the feared Sindicato gang, were arrested early Friday morning at a hotel at Port Kaituma, North West District, police said. Two Guyanese were also held during the operation that was conducted between 06:30 and 07:00 hrs, a “The Venezuelans claimed to be miners in Venezuela, but are suspected to be members of the ...

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“Massive tunnel mining operation” in New River Basin dismantled

Guyanese authorities have dismantled a tunnel mining operation in the New River Basin where such activity is prohibited because it is rare earth reserve, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said in a statement. No one was arrested, but the army believes that the operation was being supported from an illegal airstrip in about two miles south of the Guyana-Brazil border.  ...

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PNCR Chairman released on station bail as allegedelectoral fraud probe continues

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence was Tuesday questioned by police and released on GYD$100,000 bail. Attorneys-at-Law Nigel Hughes said she was asked by investigators about whether she signed a Statement of Poll with Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo, her handwriting and whether she knows Mr. Mingo. Police told the top PNCR Executive member that ...

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Police want to question PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence has been asked to report to the Criminal Investigation Department next Monday at 10am, the opposition coalition said Saturday. Initially, she was asked to do so Saturday afternoon, but an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) spokesman said the date has been changed. The coalition slammed the governing ...

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Barbadian seaman fined, jailed for marijuana bust aboard Barbados-registered boat

A Barbadian seaman on Friday took the rap for his four other colleagues, who were charged in connection with the bust of 150 pounds of marijuana aboard a Barbados-registered cargo boat. Michael Forde was fined GYD$51 million and sentenced to four years imprisonment for the offence of trafficking in narcotics. Those against whom charges were dismissed were Hardatt Munilall, Trevor ...

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Guyanese drug agents seize marijuana aboard Barbados-registered vessel

Agents of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Wednesday night seized 150 pounds of marijuana and arrested a crew of three Guyanese and three Barbadians, Head of CANU James Singh said Thursday. He said no cocaine was found aboard the vessel named CV1 which transports mostly agricultural produce. Dried coconuts were also found aboard the vessel that was moored alongside a ...

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