The main suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Akeem Grimmond is expected to be charged in a Berbice court today.
According to Commander of ‘B’ Division Ian Amsterdam, the case file was sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions Shalimar Ali Hack for legal advice.
As investigations continue into the hiring of drug convict Lear Goring as the Debt Collection Manager of the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), information has surfaced that another key functionary was hired by the utility without the job being advertised.
The mother of Tuschen fisherman Salman Khan is unsatisfied with the pace of the police investigation into her son’s murder and has taken the decision to offer a reward for information that could lead to his killer(s) being brought to justice.
In an effort to curb the high incidence of violence at the community level, the Ministry of Public Security in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the first component of the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) yesterday in South Ruimveldt.
Last week an exercise involving the planting of approximately 12,000 black mangrove seedlings along the Better Hope foreshore commenced.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, the exercise employs 18 people from the community and is expected to result in the restoration of 450 metres of black mangroves; natural recruitment and extension of mangrove forest east along the coastline; reduction in garbage dumping along the shoreline; increase in knowledge of local communities about the importance of mangroves; increase biodiversity within the restored forest; and reduction in overtopping and flooding in the community.
The prosecution yesterday presented two witnesses in the preliminary inquiry (PI) into the charge of murdering Courtney Crum-Ewing.
Testifying before Magistrate Judy Latchman was Elesia Browne, who was at the time of the murder a police constable attached to the Crime Scene Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department and had taken photographic evidence at the scene on the day in question.