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Ex-GRDB members arrested by SOCU

-to face charges today

Six former members of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) were held for questioning by the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) yesterday afternoon for allegedly omitting to record a “particular inflow of money” and they are expected to face charges today.

Region Eight villages heavily flooded after rain

-APA calls for speedy relief

President David Granger has ordered ”immediate relief” for hundreds of Region Eight residents  hit by heavy flooding that has submerged homes but up to press time it was unclear what actual aid  has been provided by the Civil Defence Commission (CDC).

Gov’t drug bond worker confesses to theft

-after cops arrest 15 over stolen supplies

The Ministry of Public Health yesterday said an employee of its Materials Management Unit (MMU) has confessed to stealing an estimated $100,000 in medical supplies from its flagship Diamond bond, while another has resigned with immediate effect.

Cops probing death of teacher

-boyfriend held

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) school teacher and her boyfriend has been taken into custody by police.

Bandits rob Leonora supermarket, staffers

Two armed bandits yesterday afternoon attacked a Leonora, West Coast Demerara Supermarket and carted off cash and other valuables. Police Commander of ‘Division, Leslie James yesterday told Stabroek News that the robbery occurred at around 2.30 pm at the A&N supermarket owned and operated by Alisia Pareshram.

Cop gets self-bail on assault charge

A Police Constable was yesterday placed on self-bail after denying an assault charge. Dwayne Dodson, 26, of Lot 2601 Kaikan Street North Ruimveldt, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous and bodily harm on Donald Mahadeo on October 16, 2016, at the National Park.

New board for Chronicle

A new Board of Directors has been appointed for the state-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publishers of the Guyana Chronicle, with Geeta Chandan-Edmond being elected to serve as chairperson.

Chief Magistrate among four recommended for appointment as judges

Four candidates have been submitted to President David Granger to fill the vacancies that exist for puisne judges, acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards confirmed on Wednesday, while well-placed sources said that Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and former Guyana Association of Women Lawyers president Simone Morris-Ramlall are among them.

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