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Prisoners set fire to Golden Grove Police Station

Police say that prisoners being held at the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara Police Station managed to set fire to the station lockups after being denied cigarettes. According to a statement from the police at about 06:30 hrs on Thursday prisoners in the lockups were taken out of their cells by the police to shower themselves. At the conclusion of ...

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System defects give rise to possibility for prison break – CoI hears

Several system defects at the Camp Street Prison give rise to the possibility for prisoners to escape their dorms and ultimately the prison compound. This is according to the testimony given by Camp Street Prison Officer Dekanna Benjamin when she appeared at the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday. The officer stationed in the Operations Room told the ...

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I eat the food prepared for inmates – Camp Street Prison Kitchen Officer

Oldfield Romelus, one of the Officers at the Camp Street Prison with responsibility for preparing meals for prisoners says that he eats the very food that is prepared and it is far from what some inmates have described it. Since the Commission into the Camp Street had commenced prisoners have decried the meals being served to them, with one prisoner ...

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‘How can you save a life already lost?’ – Prison Service Officer asks COI

Cadet Prison Officer and the Head of the task force that was activated to deal with rioting prisoners on March 3 had some grueling questions of his own when he appeared before the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Friday. Udistair Holligan, a key respondent during the riots, recounted the fear and intimidation that was associated ...

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Updated: Ramotar says US$5 M for GT&T shares still outstanding

Ex-President Donald Ramotar on Thursday maintained that US$5 million for Guyana’s shares in Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) have not yet been paid. “The five million US (dollars) is still outstanding,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Later Thursday, he issued a prepared statement calling on the government to lay bare its records to show that the money was paid ...

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City experiences minimal flooding as rainy season dawns

As the May/June rainy season fast approaches a mild shower in the wee hours of Monday morning saw several parts of the city being subjected to flooding at variant levels. Areas such as North and South Ruimveldt, sections of Regent Street, Water Street and other parts of central Georgetown. While the water level below what is usually expected from similar ...

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GWI trashes PPP extortion claims

The Guyana Water Incorporated is not too pleased with a press statement issued by the People’s Progressive Party at the weekend and is refuting its contents in its entirety saying that it was irresponsible and malicious. The statement issued by the Party had alleged that Heads of Government agencies were demanding that contractors donate monies towards projects being undertaken by ...

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“Anything could have happened” – Fire Chief recalls possibility of major prison breakout

Fire Chief Marlon Gentle has testified that anything could have happened during the Camp Street Prison riot – citing the possibility of a major prison escape at the principal penal center in Guyana. Gentle made the statement while giving testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Wednesday. He was one of three officials that ...

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