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Govt foils Enmore-Hope NDC’s “illegal” sale of computers- Public Telecoms Ministry

In the wake of concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that agents of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) swooped down on the Enmore Neighbourhood Development Council and carted off a number of computers, the Ministry of Public Telecommunications said Friday that they foiled an attempt to sell the items illegally. “Officials from the eGovernment Project Execution Unit paid ...

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Construction worker charged with fraud

A construction worker, who allegedly took more than GYD$500,000 from a woman to construct the lower flat of her house but allegedly converted the cash to his own use, was Thursday granted bail when he appeared  before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. Claudius Peters of 156 First Street, Mocha denied the charges when they were read to him, but said ...

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Digicel awarded contract to fix Guyana’s 911 emergency phone call system

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Wednesday said that the 911 emergency telephone line is one step closer to being fixed. The Minister noted that clearance has been given to Digicel (Guyana) Limited to ship the equipment needed to have the 911 system back up and running. “Digicel won the contract for purposes for getting the equipment to be installed ...

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Several witnesses absent from NGMC alleged fraud trial; Ramjattan partly satisfied with SOCU’s work in face of constraints

by Gary Eleazar and Denis Chabrol Even as Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday expressed partial satisfaction with the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in probing alleged financial crimes committed during the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, a trial into alleged fraud at the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) saw the absence of several witnesses. ...

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Man on the run after allegedly strangling wife

Police in ‘D’ Division are making stringent efforts to quickly apprehend a male suspect who allegedly strangled his reputed wife, in his Parika, East Bank Essequibo home, about 7:30 Wednesday morning, the Guyana Police Force said.   Investigations have so far revealed that the victim Dhanwantie Ram, 29, after encountering several domestic abuses, four days ago left her reputed husband’s ...

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Ramjattan defends CPGs 30,000 patrols with 89 arrests

by Gary Eleazar The 166 Community Policing Groups across the country, in December last year conducted some 30,000 vehicular, motorcycle and other type patrols and arrested a total of 89 persons but Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, believes monies invested in the organization is monies well spent at this stage. With a staffing strength of 4,347 persons—rivaling the staffing strength ...

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Guyana Gold Board directors ordered to probe links to gold dealer accused of multi-million dollar bank fraud

In the wake of fraud charges against a licensed gold dealer, the Ministry of Natural Resources Tuesday night said the newly-appointed directors of the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) have been tasked with investigating whether anyone from that entity has been stained in the alleged dealings. “As a consequence of these reports, the Ministry will maintain its vigilance over the operations ...

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UG calls in police to probe alleged theft, mismanagement at ICT Centre

University of Guyana Vice-Chancellor Professor Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith has asked the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Guyana Police Force to launch an investigation into the operations of the Centre for Information Technology (CIT), following the levelling of serious allegations of theft of  equipment from the Centre and misconduct of staff members. “The Manager of the Centre and several employees ...

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