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Police Force’s Strategic Management Dept to close; Rohee didn’t understand its role — Police Commissioner

The Strategic Management Department (SMD) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is being closed down because it has outlived its usefulness, according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. “The Guyana Police Force has outgrown the Strategic Management Department,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Persaud said the 12-member civilian staff is being gradually phased out as their contracts expire. Meanwhile, well-placed ...

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America Street money-changer robber jailed

One of the men accused of robbing two America Street money-changers late last year was Friday found guilty and jailed for five years. Troy Abrams was found guilty by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, based on witnesses’ accounts of the lighting conditions, identification of the accused and prior knowledge of Abrams. The charge against Anthony Primo of West Ruimveldt was discontinued ...

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Rape-accused Wauna farmer charged with killing policeman

A North West District farmer was Friday charged with the stabbing death of a policeman more than one month ago at Matthews Ridge while efforts were being made to arrest him. Dennis Marks, 38, of Wauna Creek was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered policeman, Leonard La Rose while acting in the execution of his ...

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Police Force’s professional responsibility officer on bribery charges

A former policewoman, who was attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), has been charged with allegedly taking more than GYD$162,000 and one television as bribes to drop a simple larceny charge against a man. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Suzette Cornette whose pleaded not guilty to four charges. She has to ...

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Daughters among four charged for brutal murder of Non-Pariel man

  Four persons were today charged at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court for the murder of Roger Manikam who was found dead on the Coldingen Public road at the weekend. Manikam’s daughters 19-year-old Nalini Manikam and her 12-year-old sister along with two males were jointly charged with murder before Magistrate Zamina Ali-Seepaul. According to prosecution facts, the murder plot was masterminded ...

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Three charged with two related Charlestown murders

Three men were Thursday arraigned for two recent murders in Charlestown, Georgetown that investigators said were connected. Charged with the murder of Gladtson “Tuffy” Taylor on April 1, 2016 at Sussex and Adelaide Streets Charlestown are 30-year old Dellon Thom and 21-year old Trefon Parris. Taylor was gunned down  while seated in a chair, in what police investigators believed was ...

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SOCU charges goldsmith for gold, cash offences

A goldsmith, charged by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) with exporting gold without a licence and failing to declare in excess of US$10,000 before departing Guyana, was Tuesday granted bail. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted GYD$100,000 bail to Richard Ramjit of 4 Bissoon Street, Better Hope, East Coast Demerara after he pleaded not guilty to the offence. Ramjit is ...

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Guyanese charged with murder of Cuban ship engineer

A Guyanese man was Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a Cuban ship engineer almost one month after his body was found on the Providence, East Bank Demerara with a wound to the neck. Charged with the indictable offence is Lawrence Rowe of 69 Parker Street, Providence, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Jamaican on immigration, drug and forgery charges in Guyana

A Jamaican carpenter, accused of overstaying, drug trafficking and forgery of a Guyana driver’s licence, was Tuesday refused bail and remanded to prison. Alfred Wellington, who resides at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, allegedly had 1.324 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the purpose of trafficking on April 2, 2016. Police further alleged that between April 18, 2011 and April ...

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Prisoner says Wardens sell seized phones to inmates

Convicted prisoner Carl Browne has told the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest that cellular phones would be smuggled into the prison via prison wardens and prisoners would have to pay for them. Browne who is known for having a Facebook profile that is frequently updated did not spare any effort in revealing information about the obtaining ...

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