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Ali dismisses claims about return to PPP extra judicial killing of Afro-Guyanese

President Irfaan Ali on Friday rejected claims by sections of the opposition that the recent killing of Essequibo businessman, Orin Boston, marked the return of extra-judicial killing of Afro-Guyanese, saying that an opposition-generated list of victims had already been debunked years ago. “The propaganda that was used in the past about extra-judicial killing was dismantled,” he said, adding that an ...

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File concerning police killing of Boston sent to Police Complaints Authority

The file concerning the police shooting death of Dartmouth, Essequibo businessman Orin Boston has been dispatched to the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), the Guyana Police Force said Wednesday night. “The Guyana Police Force has forwarded the file in this matter to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority for review. This is in keeping with the legal procedure when dealing ...

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Child beggary on “radar” of Childcare and Protection Agency

The Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) is cracking down on parents, who beg on the streets with their children to gain public sympathy, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr Vindhya Persaud said. Appearing on News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM’s ‘Beat The Clock’ morning programme, she said child begging, with the involvement of parents, amounts to mistreatment so that ...

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Three-year plan to curb child abuse; Human Services Minister urges public to call 914 to make reports

The Ministry of Human Services will this week-Child Protection Week- launch a three-year programme aimed at virtually eliminating the scourge of child abuse, Minister Dr Vindhya Persaud announced. “The Ministry’s weeklong activities will culminate in the launch of an impactful three-year programme and strategic policies that center around public awareness, parenting, family relationships and community involvement as well as age ...

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WPA, PNC question use of SWAT team

Two of Guyana’s opposition political parties have questioned the use of the police force’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit,  in the wake of the gunning down of a resident of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast. The Working People’s Alliance, in expressing outrage at the “brutal slaying” of 29-year old Orin Boston by the SAWT team that police had said had gone ...

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Dartmouth businessman died from haemorrhage, shock due to gunshot injuries

Police on Friday said a post mortem has found that Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast businessman Orin Boston died from haemorrhage and shock due to gunshot injuries to the chest.  Orin Boston age 29 of Lot 22 Hoppie Street Dartmouth Village Essequibo Coast Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh also extracted a single warhead  from the body. Police had said that he was ...

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Dutchman arrested for alleged possession of GY$5 million worth of ecstasy

A Dutchman has been arrested, allegedly with GY$5 million worth of ecstasy pills, in a move aimed at corking off supplies to children at schools and clubs, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said. Arrested is Dwight Garconious, who was born in The Netherlands, lived in Suriname for several years before residing in Guyana. Three other persons, ...

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Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast residents protest killing of businessman

Police say residents of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast are Wednesday protesting the killing of a 29- year old businessman allegedly by a lawman by police earlier Thursday morning. Dead is Orwin Boston, owner of ‘Ease Meh Stress” Bar. The Guyana Police Force says when lawmen went to Boston’s home at about 4:40 am to conduct a search when a confrontation occurred ...

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Guyanese suspect in attempted murder probe intercepted on arrival at JFK Airport

A Guyanese man , who is wanted for attempted murder,  was Wednesday morning denied entry to the United States (US) and sent back to Guyana at the request of Guyanese police after they realized he had boarded a flight to New York, police said. Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum said Ganesh Sewcharran is wanted for the attempted murder committed on Sandramma ...

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