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Ramotar warns cops  against being bought

Ramotar warns cops against being bought

-at training centre commissioning

President Donald Ramotar yesterday appealed to the police force to be “even-handed” in crime fighting, saying there have been “too many complaints” that the protection of officers can be bought .

WCD man freed of murdering former lover’s mother

WCD man freed of murdering former lover’s mother

– prosecution gives notice of appeal

Despite Basmattie Sewsankar’s story of seeing murder accused Hameraj Rambachan stabbing her mother Rajpattie Jagroop in their bedroom, Justice Brassington Reynolds freed him, upholding a no-case submission made by the defence on the basis of poor identification of the accused .

Aviation authority unable to police remote airstrips

Aviation authority unable to police remote airstrips

The local aviation authority lacks the manpower to enforce security regulations at some of the country’s remote airstrips, according to members of the aviation fraternity .

Guyana seeking comprehensive review of GPL

Guyana seeking comprehensive review of GPL

-IDB funds to be used

With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Guyana is seeking to have a comprehensive review of all parts of the power company .

Slight improvement in toddler reportedly given medication overdose

Sixteen-month-old Nicholas Cox, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), after he was allegedly given an overdose of medication at the facility, is still fighting for his life as his condition slowly improves .

Jones, Westford found guilty of burning health ministry

Jones, Westford found guilty of burning health ministry

– sentencing deferred

Colin Jones and Clayton Westford were yesterday found guilty of the 2009 burning of the Ministry of Health’s building on Brickdam .

UN body examines local weapons’ stockpiles

Guyana is slated to receive assistance on stockpile management and destruction of firearms, ammunition and explosives through the United Nations Regional Centre on Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) once the government approves the Baseline Assessment that is expected to be made by the body .

Prison officer, brother charged over ganja in NA prison

A prison officer and his brother were charged on Friday last over introducing narcotics into prison .

Leadership to be main concern  at PPP congress – Rohee

Leadership to be main concern at PPP congress – Rohee

The composition of the leadership of the People’s Pro-gressive Party (PPP) will be the main concern at its upcoming congress in August .

Fisheries Complex chairman calls for probe into recent fishermen deaths

Fisheries Complex chairman calls for probe into recent fishermen deaths

Chairman of the Number 66 Fisheries Complex Pravinchandra Deodat has contacted local police to conduct investigations into how two fishermen lost their lives on Tuesday evening while working at sea .

New batch of mines officers urged to maintain professionalism

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud cautioned a batch of 26 mines officers who will be attached to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) against engaging in activities that will tarnish the image of the sector .

Soldier died of fractured skull – PME

Soldier died of fractured skull – PME

Akeem Sampson, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) corporal whose decomposing body was found in his home last Friday, died as a result of haemorrhage and shock due to a fractured skill, according to an autopsy done on his body .

Fisherman remanded over handbag theft

Fisherman Albert De Freitas, who allegedly stole a handbag containing items and cash totalling in excess of $135,000 from a parked car, was remanded to prison when the matter was heard in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday .

BV man on trial over uncle’s murder

A nephew accused of killing his uncle at the family home in Canterbury Walk, Betervwagting (BV) is currently facing trial before Justice Navindra Singh and a mixed jury in the High Court .

Stakeholders can contribute to anti-money laundering bill – Backer

Non-government stakeholders will be given the opportunity to contribute their two cents when the Special Select Committee responsible for considering the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill next meets on July 3, says APNU MP Deborah Backer .

Police forensic lab already staffed

– contractor to complete work in a week

The Police Forensic Lab has filled staff vacancies for the $840 million facility which is yet to be commissioned .

Memorial, cultural activities among plans for Buxton Emancipation programme

Businessman Morris Wilson and his wife Jocelyn have started planning their contributions for this year’s observation of Emancipation week and day in Buxton which will include several cultural presentations .

Parents frustrated at police ‘foot-dragging’ in rape probe

Almost a month after a 14-year-old Sophia girl was brutally raped by a well-known mini-bus conductor police are yet to arrest the alleged perpetrator and her parents have become very frustrated and are accusing the police of foot dragging .

Ministry awaiting ‘official report’ on assault by cop at St Ignatius

– victim signed document to end matter

The Ministry of Home Affairs yesterday said it was “dismayed” at the serious allegations made against a member of the Guyana Police Force accused of assaulting a woman from St Ignatius, Region Nine .

Relatives of massacred Lindo Creek  miners still seeking answers, closure

Relatives of massacred Lindo Creek miners still seeking answers, closure

Five years after the Lindo Creek massacre, relatives of the miners who were slain are still seeking answers and closure even as Crime Chief Seelall Persaud says that an eyewitness to the incident remains in protective custody .

Bagotville man dies after stabbed in Essequibo

A man who was stabbed to his abdomen by another man at St Mary’s Essequibo River on Friday died on Sunday at the Georgetown Hospital .

North Rupununi likened to ‘unguided missile’

North Rupununi likened to ‘unguided missile’

“We are like an unguided missile,” Sydney Allicock, an Annai resident, said with regard to the issues plaguing the community .

Deviation from SOP resulted in accidental shooting - Rohee

Deviation from SOP resulted in accidental shooting – Rohee

The policeman who accidentally shot a colleague in his abdomen while in the armory of the Tactical Services Unit Eve Leary Sunday morning deviated from the force’s Standard Operational Procedure while handling guns, Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee said .

Bagotville man dies after St Mary’s stabbing

The police say they are investigating the murder of Caesar Bradford, 32 years, of Bagotville, WBD, who succumbed to his injuries during last night at the GPHC .

Soldier died of fractured skull - PME

Soldier died of fractured skull – PME

Akeem Sampson, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) corporal whose decomposing body was found in his home last Friday, died as a result of haemorrhage and shock due to a fractured skill, according to an autopsy done on his body .

Guyana seeking comprehensive review of GPL

-IDB funds to be used

With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Guyana is seeking to have a comprehensive review of all parts of the power company .

IDB board to consider Amaila hydro project in October

The long-planned Amaila Falls Hydropower Project will face a critical moment when the project is submitted to the board of the Inter-American Development Bank in October 2013 .

Ministry dismayed at claim of beating of St Ignatius woman by policeman

The Ministry of Home Affairs says it has noted media reports about the “savage beating” of Roxanne Farias, of St Ignatius, Region 9, allegedly by a policeman, stationed in the area .

Woman perishes in Plaisance fire

Woman perishes in Plaisance fire

-two houses destroyed

The charred body of a woman was recovered from the rubble after a fire razed two houses at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara early yesterday and relatives are urging a thorough investigation as they believe that foul play is involved .

Sugar in crisis –Ramotar ... -floats co-operatives, open to suggestions

Sugar in crisis –Ramotar … -floats co-operatives, open to suggestions

-Komal Chand warns about state of fields

In his starkest warning to date, President Donald Ramotar yesterday said that the sugar industry is at a crisis point and in desperate need of resuscitation but he offered no concrete proposals while inviting ideas from stakeholders .

Relatives of dead fisherman have questions over reported pirate attack

Relatives of dead fisherman have questions over reported pirate attack

Relatives of Cyril Ali, one of the two persons who died following a reported pirate attack off the Suriname coast last week are questioning the story told by the three surviving crewmembers and want a police investigation to be carried out .

Guyana collects hunger fight award

Guyana yesterday collected a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) award in Rome, Italy for cutting hunger and Prime Minister Sam Hinds lauded the role that women have played in this process .

Formula for fiscal transfers to local gov’t bodies agreed

A unanimous decision was reached on Friday by a parliamentary select committee on a formula for fiscal transfers to local government bodies, moving the country a step closer to long-awaited local government elections .

IDB due diligence on Amaila facing delays

-access road completion seen as key

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Representative in Guyana Sophie Makonnen says the due diligence the Bank is presently carrying out on the proposed Amaila Falls hydroelectric project has experienced delays and notes that while such delays are not unusual for this type of project, the access road’s completion is a key condition to the process .

Cop accidentally shot in TSU armoury

Cop accidentally shot in TSU armoury

A 20-year-old policeman was accidently shot in his abdomen yesterday morning by a colleague while in the armoury of the Tactical Services Unit, Eve Leary .

Bullet removed from Festival City robbery victim

Bullet removed from Festival City robbery victim

-elderly man being closely monitored

Canadian-Guyanese, 31-year-old Ruth Rodney-Grimes, underwent surgery yesterday at the GPHC to remove a bullet from her abdomen while her 67-year-old father-in-law George Grimes is being closely monitored by doctors with two bullets lodged in his body following an armed robbery .

Body of man found in Shell Road shack

The badly decomposed body of a man was yesterday morning found in a dilapidated shack on Shell Road Kitty, Georgetown .



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