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Dharamlall denies sexual assault allegations; hires Nigel Hughes’ law firm

Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall, through the law firm, Hughes Fields & Stoby, has denied sexual assault allegations that have been swirling in Social Media since last week, Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said on Monday. Mr Hughes, on behalf of his client, denied the allegations and stayed clear of describing the allegations as “sexual” in nature. “All the allegations are denied,” ...

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Schoolgirl, who accused minister of sexual assault, taken into protective care

The Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA) of the Ministry of Human Services has called in the police to probe allegations by a 16-year old girl that she was sexually assaulted by Local Government Minister, Nigel Dharamlall. Sources also confirmed that the CPA has since facilitated an interview of the girl with a leading children’s advocacy non-governmental organisation and she has ...

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Dharamlall goes on leave to allow for probe into alleged sexual assault of teen girl; Ali says no letter from girl was received

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday said Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall’s request to go on leave to facilitate an investigation into  grave allegations of sexual assault against a 16-year old girl who has already denied having such an encounter with the politician. “The minister came to me yesterday (Saturday) afternoon requesting leave to allow for a full probe into the ...

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Police ready to support Child Care and Protection Agency’s probe into minister’s alleged sexual assault of teen girl

Police on Saturday said they would support an investigation by the Child Care and Protection Agency into a government minister’s alleged sexual assault of a teenaged schoolgirl. “If they actually take it over and do what thy have to do and it is necessary for the involvement of the police in the region, then the police would be involved,” the ...

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Probe into minister’s alleged sexual assault of teen girl may get detailed

Despite the 16-year old school girl’s recanting of her apparent damning allegations of sexual assault against a Guyana government minister, the Ministry of Human Services’ Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) has been called in to conduct a wide-ranging probe, Minister of Human Services Dr Vindhya Persaud said Saturday. “The Child Care and Protection Agency is carrying out a full ...

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Soldier charged with gunning down colleague at GDF base

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier was Friday arraigned for allegedly murdering his colleague at Base Camp Stephenson by riddling his body with an assault rifle during a disagreement. Charged is 25-year old Brian Morrison of 841 Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara on June 12, 2023.  He is accused of the murder of soldier, Private Tevon Damon. Mr Morrison ...

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13-year old boys charged with burning down hostel

Four 13-year old boys were this week charged with setting fire to the St. Angela’s Roman Catholic Hostel at Karasabai and remanded into State care at the Juvenile Holding Centre, police said. The law enforcement agency said an order was made for them to evaluated by a competent court-appointed doctor. The case was postponed to 13th July 2023 at the ...

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Schoolgirl flips-flops on sexual assault allegation against minister; Norton wants minister removed from office

A schoolgirl on Friday is believed to have flipped-flopped on grave allegations of sexual misconduct against a government minister, saying that the posts of claims that she purportedly made were politically motivated. A senior government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said when the 16-year old girl was contacted she confirmed that the incident occurred. Minister of Education Priya Manickchand ...

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Guyana meets “minimum standards” for top anti-Trafficking In Persons rating- US

Though Guyana continues to meet the minimum standards to combat trafficking in persons, the United States (US) said government here needs to increase investigations or prosecutions and screen vulnerable populations sufficiently for signs of trafficking. “The government continued to demonstrate serious and sustained efforts during the reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if any, on its anti-trafficking ...

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Father in custody for probe of son’s death

A city businessman on Thursday remained in custody as police probed the death of his son whose body was found in a building at Cummings and Regent Streets earlier this week. “CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) footage has been reviewed and the father has been detained and is presently in custody assisting with further investigations,” police said. Dead is 38-year-old Makema ...

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