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No 20 percent salary hike, 50K bonus for police in 2016 budget

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the 2016 budget does not cater for another GYD$50,000 bonus or a 20 percent increase in salaries. An estimated GYD$4.1 billion have been set aside for the payment of emoluments. Ramjattan was at the time responding to questions from Shadow Public Security Minister, Clement Rohee and People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Joseph Hamilton ...

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Disaster averted after drone “buzzes” GDF helicopter

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is advising against but the use of drones in its airspace after a drone buzzed a helicopter earlier recently. A press release from the Force stated that the helicopter, GDF 1, landed safely without incident at Camp Ayanganna, after it was “buzzed” by what appeared to be a remote-controlled ‘Drone,’ recently. "At the time of ...

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Guyana Bar Assoc wants Commission of Inquiry into death of GDF intel agent, civilians

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Saturday called for a Commission of Inquiry into a surveillance operation by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that resulted in the death of an army intelligence agent and two civilians including his wife in a vehicular collision during a high-speed chase. “The deaths and their surrounding circumstances are cause for the gravest concern among citizens. ...

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Corentyne Chamber calls for army intel, foreign experts to assist “impotent” authorities in crime fight

The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Saturday called for  foreign experts and the Intelligence Branch of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to  team up and help police go after criminals in Berbice where “ruthless killers” have been attacking residents. “Let the army put under surveillance known criminals and help the police to bring some semblance of order to this ...

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French-flagged yacht with bodies of yachtsman, dog arrives at Port Georgetown

A French-flagged yacht with the remains of a yachtsman and his dog were Saturday morning towed into Port Georgetown where police investigators and Port Health officials were Saturday morning conducting their probe. Commander of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard, Gary Beaton confirmed that the vessel arrived at Coast Guard headquarters at about 8:15 AM. Demerara Waves Online News ...

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French-flagged yacht adrift with dead man, dog

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen were Thursday night heading about 150 miles offshore Georgetown to French-registered yacht where a man and his dog were spotted dead aboard. Senior security personnel said based on all available information, an ocean going vessel reported seeing the yacht adrift and alerted Guyanese authorities. The Coast Guard received the information Tuesday and began processing ...

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GDF spy was on “legitimate operation” , amid private sector fears

Amid growing concern about the role of military intelligence in civilian operations like the one mounted against the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Tuesday said Sergeant Robert Pyle was involved in a “legitimate operation” last week when he died in a vehicular collision. “Defence Headquarters wishes to notify the public that the late ...

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GDF intelligence officer wasn’t instructed to chase subjects- sources

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) intelligence officer, who was killed in a road accident last week Wednesday, was staking out the wrong people at the wrong house and at no time was he instructed to engage in a high-speed chase, according to well-placed sources. Sources said he was never instructed to chase the persons but rather to report on their ...

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Guyana People’s Militia re-established

Eighteen years after it was disestablished by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, the Guyana People’s Militia (GPM) has been re-activated and hopes to recruit an additional 1,500 persons as reserves. Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips has announced that the GPM has been re-established with effect December 1, 2015 in keeping with the defence policy ...

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GDF to buy offshore patrol vessel, aircraft

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is to acquire another offshore patrol vessel, a decision that has been partly influenced by impending commercial oil production in a deep sea concession, Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips said Thursday. “I would say that the soon to be drilled well and exploitation itself perhaps would have accelerated the need for the acquisition of more vessels ...

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