Royden Williams recaptured

Royden Williams

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.

Royden Williams

Exxon contract final -Harmon

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.

NIS re-examining investment in Berbice Bridge, GM says

General Manager Holly Greaves yesterday said the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is re-examining its investment in the Berbice Bridge after dismal returns over the past few years.

CARICOM staffer shot, robbed after bank withdrawal

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.

President says confident in World Court cause

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.

Police block Corriverton flag raising

`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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