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Former Assistant Police Commissioner, three policemen charged with GYD$19 million fraud

Former Assistant Police Commissioner, Kevin Adonis and three serving policemen were Friday arraigned on a joint charge of conspiracy to defraud the Guyana Police Force of  GYD$19 million for the purported purchase of fuel. Sergeant Michael Corbin,  Sergeant Jermain Fraser, Corporal Rawle Haynes and Mr. Adonis were charged jointly for the offence of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.  Chief Magistrate ...

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Man chops reputed wife to head, fingers severed

A  man has chopped his reputed wife several times to her and head and chopped off several of her fingers. He has since been arrested and police say they are treating the incident as “attempted murder”.  Region Two Divisional Commander  Superintendent Robinson said on Friday that the woman was still hospitalised. She said the man would probably be charged next ...

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Family member wanted for sexual assault of child

Police say they are investigating alleged sexual activity with a child by a family member  in the North-West District. The crime is alleged to have been committed between February 28 and March 1 in Region One (Barima-Waini) The matter was unearthed by the Child Protection Agency and reported to the police on Wednesday March 24, 2021. The perpetrator, who is ...

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Schoolboy robbed, stabbed

A 16-year old student on Friday remained hospitalised after he was stabbed several times during a robbery by five perpetrators who were armed with scissors. The incident occurred on Thursday at Annandale, East Coast Demerara. Police say the boy, who initially resisted the robbery, and stabbed five times with the scissors before he was robbed of several items. These are ...

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Burglars cart off items from GTT’s Camp and Regent Store

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) says several valuable items have been stolen from its Camp and Regent Streets store during a break-and-enter. The company says the burglary occurred Friday morning. As a result of the occurrence, GTT says that branch has been temporarily closed and customers should instead use the nearest location on Brickdam. GTT spokeswoman Jasmin Harris says in ...

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Surrender to avoid grief- Home Affairs Minister tells escapees

Home Affairs Minister, Robeson Benn is calling on escaped prisoners to surrender to lawful custody and avoid further grief. The families of Imran Ramsaywack and Ryan Jones, who escaped from the Mazaruni Prison last month, and were shot dead by police aback Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. A close associate of one of the women was also killed there. Mr. ...

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DPP agrees with Donald Rodney: No evidence of possession of explosives in 1980 when Walter Rodney was killed

Thirty-six years after Donald Rodney was found guilty for being in possession of explosives- a walkie-talkie with an explosive device-that killed the co-founder of the Working People’s Alliance, Dr. Walter Rodney, he is appealing the conviction on the grounds that there was no proof it was an explosive. His Defence Lawyer, Sanjeev Datadin, also wants the Court of Appeal to ...

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Few details on Fagundes shooting death; Police Commissioner dodges media again

Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn on Thursday gave skimpy details concerning the execution-style gunning down of gold miner, Ricardo Fagundes, earlier this week, and dismissed suggestions that the dead man was allegedly linked to drug trafficking. “I haven’t asked for more (from the police) other than they are working on it so there is nothing more to be said about ...

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No evidence McCoy assaulted Sarabo-Halley -police tell Speaker

Police have found no evidence that government minister Kwame McCoy assaulted opposition parliamentarian, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, House Speaker Mansoor Nadir said Wednesday. “From statements obtained, there was evidence to indicate that the parties indeed had an exchange of words, but there was nothing to suggest that any assault took place,” police told the Speaker. At the same time, police said if ...

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Woman shot dead by police with prison escapees identified

A woman, who was among three persons shot dead by police aback Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, has been identified as 49-year old Savita ‘Debbie’ Rajkumar, police said Tuesday afternoon. She lived at Better Hope South Squatting Dam. Rajkumar and prison escapees Ryan Jones and Imran Ramsaywack were shot dead when police said they returned fire after a man in ...

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