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Patsan salesman gunned down

Patsan salesman gunned down

Police are investigating the murder of Bharrat Ramcharan, 57, who was gunned down during a robbery in front of Patsan Trading yesterday afternoon .

Waitress shot dead at bar

Waitress shot dead at bar

A waitress was shot dead at an East Coast bar on Wednesday night and police have arrested two persons and are seeking others .

Ramotar raps cops over poor conviction rate

Ramotar raps cops over poor conviction rate

-warns of ‘avalanche of crimes’The poor prosecution of criminal cases by police needs to be urgently addressed before there is an “avalanche of crimes,” President Donald Ramotar warned yesterday .

Judiciary problems mounting with absence of JSC

-office of ChairmanCiting the shortage of magistrates among other issues, the office of the Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) yesterday appealed for those with responsibility for recommending or making appointments to the body to “meaningfully engage” to fill the vacancies .

Charity teen alleges badly beaten by Coast Guards

Charity teen alleges badly beaten by Coast Guards

A Charity, Essequibo Coast teen was on Monday last badly beaten allegedly by a group of men who have since been identified as members of the Coast Guard and his family is pleading for justice .

Station records to be made  public, Top Cop says

Station records to be made public, Top Cop says

 -as part of plans to build trust, accountabilitySeeking to rebuild public trust, acting Police Com-missioner Seelall Persaud yesterday announced plans to make police stations across the country accountable to the public for their performances, which will include making their records on crime fighting and human rights known to the public .

Kaburi gets UN forest management grant

Kaburi gets UN forest management grant

The Kaburi Village Council on Wednesday signed a Grant Agreement for $3 .

Woman cleared of assaulting PM’s son

Woman cleared of assaulting PM’s son

Tenza Lane, the young woman charged with assaulting Samuel Hinds Jnr, yesterday left a city court a free woman after all the charges against her were dismissed at the end of her trial .

Number two accused’s ‘skin was wet’  the day Sade Stoby went missing

Number two accused’s ‘skin was wet’ the day Sade Stoby went missing

–his mom testifiedRosanne Cush, the mother of Charles Cush, the number two accused in the Sade Stoby murder, yesterday testified that when she had seen her son on the day 9-year-old Sade was last seen alive, his skin was wet .

AFC asks Region 6 councillor to vacate seat

-after attacks on partyThe AFC has asked Region Six Regional Democratic Council (RDC) member Haseef Yusuf to vacate his seat after a no-confidence motion against him even as he has defiantly dared party leader Khemraj Ramjattan to move him .

CFATF head for visit on stalled anti-laundering bill

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Chairperson of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Allyson Maynard-Gibson will lead a visit by the regional body to Guyana tomorrow for discussions on the delayed anti-money laundering bill and opposition parties plan to justify their insistence on pre-conditions being met for its passage .

Revenue authority starts sale of trade licences

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is advising the public that it has commenced the sale of Liquor, Trade and Miscellaneous Licences to holders and has simultaneously launched a campaign to target defaulters .

Complainant recants testimony in domestic violence case

A woman yesterday recanted her testimony that her reputed husband had abused her and Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond adjourned the hearing to today .

Absent witnesses continue to plague prosecution’s case in Carolan Lynch inquiry

The prosecution once more reported difficulties locating witnesses when the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the murder charge against former beauty queen Carolan Lynch continued yesterday .

Lima Sands labourers charged with assault after rum shop brawl

Two labourers of Lima Sands, Essequibo Coast were jointly charged on Tuesday at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court with assault .

Touts still causing problems at bus parks

Touts still causing problems at bus parks

The presence of touts on the Route 31- West Bank to Georgetown and Route 32- Parika to Georgetown minibus parks is once again causing distress to bus owners who say they want them off the parks for good .

Bus driver endangered passengers’ lives trying to escape police – court hears

Nine charges were yesterday laid against a minibus driver who led the police on a high speed chase around Georgetown with 20 passengers in his vehicle .

Biker still recovering after being hit by canter

Biker Jermaine Bernard remains in a stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital after being hit on Wednesday by a canter truck .

Patsan salesman shot dead

At about 1440h today, police say that Bharrat Ramjattan, of Enterprise, ECD, a driver/salesman attached to Patsan Trading of John Smith Street, Campbellville, was attacked by two men, one of whom was armed with a firearm, as he was entering his place of work .

Colwyn Harding file now with police complaints body

The police today said that the file in the Colwyn Harding matter which was resubmitted by the police to the Director of Public Prosecutions on April 11, 2014, has now been forwarded to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority for his further perusal and comments .

Waitress shot dead at Chateau Margot night spot

At about 2240h last night, police say waitress  Jagwandai Ramnauth, known as  “Selena”, 46 years, was involved in an argument with a group of patrons at a night spot at Chateau Margot, ECD, during which one of the men pulled out a firearm and fatally shot her to the head, after which they escaped .

Gov’t commits $200M to City Hall rehab

Gov’t commits $200M to City Hall rehab

Government has approved over $200 million for the rehabilitation of City Hall, Cabinet Secretary Dr .

Labourer at Giftland Mall dies  after being crushed by glass

Labourer at Giftland Mall dies after being crushed by glass

A labourer is now dead after being crushed by a pile of glass panes that came crashing down on him inside a container that he was offloading at the construction site for the Giftland OfficeMax Mall at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara .

Four total shutdowns in Demerara power system over Easter weekend – GPL

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) yesterday said that over the Easter weekend there were four complete shutdowns in the Demerara System .

Jamaicans on drug trafficking charge  over ganja found in luggage

Jamaicans on drug trafficking charge over ganja found in luggage

Jamaicans Tamara Douglas and Benjamin Carrington, who were apprehended at the Cheddi Jagan Inter-national Airport, Timehri with almost 28 grammes of compressed marijuana in their luggage, were yesterday charged with possession of narcotics for drug trafficking .

Caribbean private sector body in rejuvenation drive

Caribbean private sector body in rejuvenation drive

The Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) is looking for an overhaul by strategizing an integrated public-private partnership within Caricom in the slipstream of what has been described as the failed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Cariforum and the European Union .

Gov’t won’t go to polls over budget cut, says Luncheon

-signals negotiations with oppositionGovernment will not call early elections over its present gripe that the opposition slashed more than $37B from its national budget for this year .

Gov’t does about-face on talks with US on democracy project

A government delegation will today again meet with United States Ambassador to Guyana Brendt Hardt to discuss the contentious USAID-funded Leader-ship and Democracy Project (LEAD), just days after the Donald Ramotar administration said it would not discuss the project while it was being implemented .

Money from Tuschen robbery found buried in yard

Almost half of the money stolen during a break-in at a Tuschen grocery store was yesterday recovered buried in a yard and police have detained several occupants of the house including a man said to have been a participant in the theft .

Gov’t has concerns about NCN probe report

-Luncheon says auditor exceeded mandateGovernment has concerns about the recommendations made by the auditor who uncovered financial irregularities at the state-owned National Com-munications Network (NCN), Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon revealed yesterday .

Keith Burrowes new  CEO of Go-Invest

Keith Burrowes new CEO of Go-Invest

[caption id="attachment_193339" align="alignleft" width="220"] Keith Burrowes[/caption]Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon yesterday announced that Keith Burrowes has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) .

T&HD vessels for $422M rehab

-some stellings for repairThe Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) of the Works Ministry plans to spend $422 million rehabilitating various transport vessels around Guyana and $62 million revamping the Parika, Leguan, Wakenaam and Supenaam stellings this year .

Hope house burgled while family flying kites

Hope house burgled while family flying kites

A family at Low Lands, Hope, East Coast Dem-erara was devastated after returning home after a kite flying exercise on Monday evening to find it ransacked and over $700,000 in cash and jewellery stolen .

Four couples bonded to keep peace after alleged Easter assaults

Four couples were on Tuesday bonded to keep the peace when they appeared in a city magistrate’s court to answer separate assault charges .

Shooters trying to settle with sex workers over drive-by attack

The persons responsible for the recent drive-by attack on four transgender persons, who were shot with pellets while standing on the street, are seeking to reach a settlement with the victims .

Sophia man shocked by live wire while retrieving kite

A Sophia man is now nursing severe burns about his body after coming into contact with a live wire while trying to retrieve a kite on Wednesday .

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