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Letter: Rohee slams ‘disrespectful’ Police Commissioner

Dear Editor, The sitting Commissioner of Police, Mr. Seelall Persaud, in a recent interview published by “Demerara Waves” sought to do the following: Disrespect a Cabinet decision of the PPP/C administration. Besmirch the character of the then Minister of Home Affairs; Clement J. Rohee. Denigrate the efficacy of the Strategic Management Department at the Guyana Police Force. For the benefit ...

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CoI team tours Camp Street prison again

The Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street prison riot again toured the prison facility, this time to give the new additions to the team a sense of the layout of the facility where the fatal fire occurred. The new members who benefitted from the tour includes Guyana Bar Association President (GBA) Christopher Ram, Attorney Representing the Guyana Police ...

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Salary increases for public servants likely in first half – Granger

The absence report of the Commission of Inquiry into the public service is all that is holding back the APNU+AFC administration from engaging public service unions in a collective wage bargaining manner. This is according to President David Granger who was at the time responding to concerns raised about the absence of a salary increase for members of the disciplined ...

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Updated: Assistant Commissioner Balram Persaud critically injured in accident

The Police Officer, who was severely injured in a road accident late Friday night, has been identified as Assistant Commissioner (Administration), Balram Persaud. Traffic Chief, Dion Moore said the circumstances that led to the accident were not known as investigators have been unable to interview Persaud. After the accident at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara- a short distance from the Demerara ...

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Govt could not afford to keep campaign promise to increase police salaries

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan Monday said government could not keep its election promise to pay members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) higher salaries because the coffers could not afford it. “It is not a campaign promise wasn’t kept! Yes, on the surface it wasn’t kept but it was not because of bad-mind or whatever sake we didn’t keep it. ...

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Policeman accused of raping 14-year old girl

A police constable has been charged with raping a 14-year old girl at a city hotel. Twenty-five year old Ganesh Rajcoomar of Grove, East Bank Demerara was Wednesday granted GYD$20,000 bail by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He has to return to court on February 24, 2016.   The Court was told that in October 2015, he sexually penetrated a 14-year ...

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SWAT team member charged with illegal possession of guns, ammo

A member of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team was Friday arraigned on a charge of illegal possession of guns and ammunition. Quacy Sampson pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The charge against the 35-year old man of Kitty, Georgetown is that on December ...

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Canada boosts capacity of police force’s Forensic Video Analysis Unit

Canada has helped to boost the Guyana Police Force’s capacity to process video surveillance footage, with the donation of more than GYD$3 million in equipment. “The equipment will enable officers in the newly established Forensic Video Analysis Unit to extract the relevant video footage and enhance images,” the police force said in a statement. Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre ...

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“Lock” up, “charge” bar owners, parents who traffick young girls- Broomes tells police

Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simon Broomes Sunday night ordered police to lock up shop owners and take stern action against parents who traffick their teenage girls by taking them to night spots where they imbibe and use date-rape drugs. “I want to ask the police that the law must be upheld. These twelve, thirteen, fourteen-year old little girls in ...

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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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