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Bread vendor killed during home invasion, robbery

Police are probing the early Sunday morning murder of a bread vendor at his Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara home. Investigators gave his identity as 63-year old Clairmont Telesford. Police were told that three masked men entered his home at 101 Republic Drive, Beterverwagting. One of the men was armed with a handgun. Sleuths were told that the victim’s spouse, Shondell ...

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Killed diamond dealer bandit identified; three others arrested

A man who was shot dead Saturday while allegedly attempting to rob a diamond dealership, has been identified as Henry Johanison, a 25-year old miner, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators were told that Johanison was shot dead inside Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Limited at Lot 288 Middle & Thomas Streets, Georgetown at about 12:10 pm. Three suspected accomplices, who were ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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Police Force in exploratory talks with Guyanese-owned US company for aviation wing

Top officials of the Guyana Police Force and a Guyanese-owned aviation company that is based in Florida on Thursday held exploratory talks about plans by the law enforcement agency to establish an aviation wing. Police Commissioner, Leslie James and his administrative team met with representatives of Midas Aviation Services, Inc. of Pompano Beach Airpark, Florida. “During this engagement, the discussion ...

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Operation Dragnet extended indefinitely following success- Crime Chief

Operation Dragnet, a Joint Services tactic, will be extended indefinitely ahead of the next summit of Caribbean Community (Caricom) Leaders scheduled for July in Guyana, according to Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Blanhum said since Operation Dragnet began six months ago, law enforcement agents have netted in ...

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Police Commissioner denies objecting to firearm management system

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud has denied objecting to the introduction of a computerized system that is geared to track legal and illegal firearms. “In the four years of the development of the Firearm Management Module the Commissioner of Police has never objected to the module, and he did not object at the recent meeting at the Ministry of Public ...

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Firearm management module fitted for Security Ministry, despite Police Commissioner’s objection

The Public Security Ministry has accepted a firearm management module, despite strong objection by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on grounds that there is still outstanding work on the software to link several other databases. The computer module was constructed to aid with proper gun management that allow the immediate verification of a legal or illegal firearm. However, a well- placed police ...

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Police Force’s Strategic Management Dept to close; Rohee didn’t understand its role — Police Commissioner

The Strategic Management Department (SMD) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is being closed down because it has outlived its usefulness, according to Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. “The Guyana Police Force has outgrown the Strategic Management Department,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Persaud said the 12-member civilian staff is being gradually phased out as their contracts expire. Meanwhile, well-placed ...

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Parents of newly-trained police urged to be gatekeepers ; service bigger than small salaries

Parents of 295 newly-trained members of the Guyana Police Force were Monday urged to inform the law enforcement agency if they suspect that their children are following bad company. Delivering brief remarks at the passing out parade, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Training), Paul Williams said doing so would help ensure that the policemen and women do not bring themselves into ...

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