Police say that investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the suspected suicide of prisoner Melville Smartt, 24 years of No.1 Road, Corentyne, Berbice, who was found hanging in his cell at the New Amsterdam Prison at about 0720h today.
Smartt was serving a sentence of six months for damage to property.
President David Granger yesterday unilaterally chose retired justice James Patterson, 84, to be Chairman of GECOM, rejecting a third list that had been submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and plunging the country into its worst political crisis since APNU+AFC came to power in 2015.
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