Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has confirmed that notorious prison escapee Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams and Smallie was intercepted and recaptured tonight at approximately 8 pm on the Weldaad, West Coast Berbice public road.
Durant was travelling in a public mini bus heading east. He was travelling alone and unarmed, according to a statement from the Director of Public Information, Imran Khan.
Williams is believed to be the mastermind of the July 9 jail-break that saw the fiery demolition of the Camp Street prison.
He will now likely face a series of charges including murder. He had been sentenced to death in relation to the 2008 Bartica massacre.
The controversial Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed between the government and ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary and partners is final and will not be subject to any changes, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said yesterday.
A gunman yesterday afternoon shot and robbed a senior CARICOM Secreta-riat employee after he left the Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited branch at Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in what is the most recent attack on the bank’s customers.
As Guyana celebrates 48 years as a Republic, President David Granger has reiterated his government’s intention to take the Venezuelan border controversy to the World Court and declared each citizen a protector of the nation’s sovereignty.
`B’ Division policemen last evening blocked the Corriverton flag raising ceremony because permission had not been sought but Mayor Krishnand Jaichand believes it was stopped because the Region Six council objected to Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan as the featured speaker.
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