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Authorities probe Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct; he admits to relationships with former students

Alleged sexual misconduct by a Bishop’s High School (BHS) by a male teacher is being investigated by the Ministries of Social Protection and Education, even as the alleged perpetrator vehemently denied having sexual relations with the females while they were students or below the age of consent. Business teacher at Bishops’ High School, Coene Blaine Jackson, however, admitted that intimate ...

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State Assets Recovery Unit intensifies training

Even as the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) is working to recover stolen assets, which is estimated to be valued at more than US$400M, the organisation Monday morning opened a Law Enforcement Training Series on Assets Recovery and Financial Investigations. More than 70 persons are participating in the 18-day workshop being conducted in collaboration with the Caribbean Institute of Forensic ...

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Guyana should guard against opportunistic financial criminals in oil and gas sector- TT Attorney General

Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General, Faris Al Rawi on Wednesday advised that Guyana should guard against small-scale opportunists who may want to wash dirty money in a growing oil and gas sector. He said Guyana would not face a high risk from from the sale of oil and gas by oil producing countries or established downstream companies that provide related ...

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No need for parliamentary-appointed Anti-Money Laundering Authority – Attorney General

Guyana intends to scrap the idea of having an Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism Authority because government has widened the involvement of wide variety of agencies in the system to detect and pursue financial crimes, Attorney General Basil Williams said Wednesday. “That was over-kill. Why would you put such a heavy superstructure over FIU (Financial Intelligence Unit)? ...

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“Definitely the Guyana Police Force will solve that crime”- Crime Chief on Kescia Branche’s killing

Homicide detectives are expected to lay charges in the coming days for the murder of the Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher who died three days after she was found in an unconscious condition on a city roadway. Kescia Branche, 22, of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown succumbed to severe head and other injuries on November 7, 2017, three days after she ...

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Unmasked gunmen snatch GY$1.2M from West Berbice money changer

Two unmasked gunmen on Sunday evening relieved a West Berbice money changer of GY$1.2M and one Blu cellphone. A police source close to the investigation revealed that cops discovered an abandoned car matching the description given. However no arrests have been made so far. Thirty-eight year-old Jaipaul Harrilal of Lot 13 ‘B’ Cotton Tree Old Road told Demerara Waves Online ...

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Guyana Gold Board staff resisted tighter controls to prevent fraud

As the Guyana Gold Board continues a probe into the alleged siphoning off of millions of dollars from miners during, Board Chairman Gabriel Lall said certain board members had resisted the introduction of an upgraded and secure system that might have prevented the scam. “You have just got me a little angry there, not with you, but with what I ...

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City resident admits to being in possession of rifle, other items

A man has admitted to being in possession of a rifle, bulletproof vest and handcuffs, even as police probe whether his firearm licence for a pistol is fake, according to police sources. The man identified as Daniel Nelson of Church Street, Georgetown was arrested by members of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday afternoon. “An intelligence led operation, yesterday afternoon ...

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Pastor arrested for allegedly raping woman he counselled

A pastor has been arrested  after a 21-year old woman alleged that he raped her while providing counselling following the death of her father, according to well-placed sources. Sources said the pastor of the Full Gospel Church (not Full Gospel Fellowship) was arrested Thursday night at his Diamond, East Bank Demerara home to assist police with investigations. The 35-year old ...

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