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US backs 18-month project to reform Guyana’s electoral machinery

The United States (US) is supporting an 18-month project to help overhaul Guyana’s electoral processes with the involvement of key stakeholders including civil society. The American Embassy says the project will be implemented by the International Republican Institute and aims to strengthen the capacity of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Attorney General’s Chambers and Civil Society Organisations. The US ...

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Juvenile relative of Linden woman on murder-related charge

A 15-year old female, who led police to the shallow grave in Linden where the body of her relative was buried, has been charged with accessory after the fact to murder. She teenager was not required to plead to the charge when she appeared via Zoom before Linden Magistrate , Wanda Fortune. The accused was remanded to the juvenile centre ...

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APNU+AFC’s Walton-Desir, Roshan Khan quarrel that she must be “marked” for “mentally lazy people” remark

Opposition APNU+AFC parliamentarian Amanza Walton-Desir said she told police that she feared City businessman Roshan Khan’s call for her to be “marked” because she said the support-base of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was “mentally lazy people.” But Mr. Khan later appeared on YouTube, defending his call for her to be “marked”, saying he was merely urging Indo-Guyanese to ignore ...

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15 arrested in Bartica for not wearing face masks

Fifteen persons, including 13 residents of Bartica, have been arrested for breaching the COVID-19 regulations. They have each since been released on GYD$5,000 station  bail and have been ordered to go to court. Police in Bartica say those persons were arrested last night between 7 O’clock and midnight. They are accused of failing to wear a face mask. Among those ...

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Forestry Commission officer beaten during drinking spree

An officer of the Guyana Forestry Commission has been severely injured during a drinking spree at Orealla, Upper Corentyne River, Berbice. Police say 29-year old Karl Alpin has been admitted to the Skeldon Hospital. Two men, who alleged lashed him several times, have since been arrested.  They have been accused of unlawfully wounding Mr. Alpin. “The victim and the suspects ...

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Family rejection led to homicide-suicide

A man stabbed his reputed wife to death Saturday night after she told him that he could not accompany her to her sister’s birthday party because his presence would not have been appreciated, the Guyana Police Force said. Police gave that account of the motive for the killing of 43-year old Nicola “Lisa” Wilson of 57 Joseph Pollydore/ D’urban Street, ...

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Victoria resident admits to faking car theft

The man, who earlier Saturday claimed that two men had stolen his car shortly after assisting him to change a punctured wheel, hours later admitted that he faked the incident. Subsequent to the allegation of a robbery under arms, the Guyana Police Force launched an investigation which led to the subsequent confession by the alleged victim – Janell Doris – ...

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Money-changer shot, robbed on America Street

A money changer was today shot and robbed of GYD$600,000 cash on Avenue of the Republic and America Street. Police say 49-year old David Wilson of Eccles, East Bank Demerara initially refused to hand over the money and he was shot to his left leg. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he has been admitted. Investigators say ...

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