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Digicel Guyana charged with unauthorised use of spectrum

The Guyana government has taken Digicel Guyana to court for alleged  unauthorised use of spectrum. The Prime Minister Mark Phillips, who is responsible for telecommunications, has lodged several complaints without an oath against Digicel. A City Magistrate has since issued 14 summons for Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer to appear in court on October 22. Digicel is being accused of unauthorised ...

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Businessman faked vehicle theft to get insurance money- police

A businessman has admitted that he faked the theft of his Volkswagen vehicle, with GY$500,000 cash and important documents, because he had a dispute with an insurance company and had planned to destroy the vehicle to be paid, police said. “The 27-year-old claimed that he staged the incident because he was frustrated after he was involved in an accident with ...

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Brickdam fire was arson but main suspect, other detainees never admitted- Guyana Fire Service

The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) on Thursday said that based on evidence collected from the scene and statements from detainees, investigators have concluded that that the fire that destroyed the Brickdam Police Station was as a result of arson. “At this point, it is concluded that the supposed cause of the Brickdam Police Station fire was suspected arson,”  Chief Fire ...

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Standards Bureau begins testing accuracy of police speed guns

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Wednesday began verifying speed guns submitted by the Guyana Police Force to ensure that they are delivering accurate readings, the regulatory and testing agency said.  The Bureau, as the National Measurement Institute, said it was using its newly acquired MultaRadar Equipment and Compact Device to test the speed guns. During a press ...

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Brickdam Police Station arson accused challenges police to return to cell to prove he set fire

Lawyers for Brickdam Police Station arson accused, Clarence Greene, on Wednesday said he was assaulted during a video recorded interview during which he maintained his innocence in last Saturday’s inferno. When the arson accused was taken back to the fire scene at Brickdam, Mr. Daniels said Mr. Greene was confronted by a detainee who had accused him of being responsible ...

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Caribbean takes up Norway’s offer to fight Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing

Guyana is among several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states that on Monday inked a declaration to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, even as the region prepares to tap into assistance from Norway to tackle the scourge that experts say is linked to a range of other transnational crimes. The Declaration would, among other things, see Guyana and sister ...

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Detainee confesses to burning down Brickdam Police Station

A mere few hours after President Irfaan Ali strongly suggested that the burning down  of the Brickdam Police Station might be politically inspired, the Guyana Police Force said one of the 16 detainees confessed to setting the wooden  heritage building alight. The President earlier Sunday sought to link the blaze to utterances in the United States. He did not name ...

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Two suspects in killing of electrician shot dead by police

Two days after they allegedly robbed and shot electrician Joshua Denny, two young men were shot dead by police in the vicinity of the University of Guyana (UG) Access Road, Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, the Guyana Police Force said. They have been identified as Quacy Jupiter called ‘Ding Dong’ and David Smith called ‘Burlyn’. The law enforcement agency said the ...

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