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Trio charged with laundering GY$4.1 billion after undercover probe

The Guyana Police Force said its Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), on Wednesday laid 268 charges of Money Laundering and conspiracy to launder over $4.1B against a Herstelling, East Bank Demerara family after close to three years of investigation. Charged are Kenneth Kellawan Ramnarine, a taxi driver, Damian Brandon Ramnarine, a salesman and Yevette Nalini Saroop, a businesswoman, all of ...

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US accuses Dataram of smuggling 150 kilos cocaine to the US

Guyanese drug trafficking convict Barry Dataram, who was nabbed in New York on arrival, is facing five counts related to his role in allegedly smuggling more than 150 kilogrammes of cocaine into that North American country. “The offenses involved at least one hundred and fifty kilograms of a substance containing cocaine,” the indictment states. The indictment states that he and ...

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Shots fired “in the air” at Buxton as civilians attempted to violently free drug trafficker- CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Wednesday said its agents fired several shots “in the air” at Buxton, East Coast Demerara where members of the public attempted to free a suspected drug trafficker at the end of a high-speed chase. “Members of the public became hostile, assaulted several officers and damaged several of the unit’s vehicles in an attempt to ...

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Soldiers deployed to support firefighters in clearing Buxton Public Road

Armed soldiers were Wednesday afternoon dispatched to Buxton Public Road to support firefighters as they doused burning objects across the major east-west corridor before rush-hour traffic. After the fire was extinguished shortly before 3:30 PM, a frontend loader, with soldiers perched on it,  moved the burnt material off the roadway as residents of Buxton stood on the side at the ...

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Stop blocking roads in Buxton- Home Affairs Ministry

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday afternoon appealed to persons who have blocked roads in Buxton with burning tires and other debris to stop doing so, as they pressed demands for the release of a suspected narcotic trafficker. “The Ministry of Home Affairs is calling on persons engaged in the blocking of the roadways and other illegal activities to ...

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Fire on Buxton Public road after drug suspect arrested

Fire was Wednesday afternoon set across the Buxton Public Road after agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) opened fire and arrested a man allegedly with a quantity of marijuana in his possession, CANU Head James Singh said. The driver of the car has been identified as O’Darie Phillips, and the car he was driving has  a logo of “Team ...

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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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November 2023