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No evidence of Sisters Village cops neglecting sex abuse reports -Top Cop

Though many residents of Brothers Village, East Bank Berbice, have alleged that a man recently charged with the murder of a teenage boy was a serial abuser and that police did not act on reports of his activities, none of them contacted the police officer sent from Georgetown to record their claims.

Aviation body seeks clarification from Dynamic on ticket refunds

In light of Dynamic International Airways reassuring customers that they would have their money refunded on unused tickets, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says they have written the company for clarification and are awaiting a response.

Dentist robbed on Anira St

A 31-year-old dentist of Anira Street, Queenstown was yesterday robbed by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

Two held over attack on Parika supermarket

Ranks of ‘D’ Division have arrested two men who allegedly committed a robbery at a Supermarket at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, police in a statement said yesterday.

US judge orders Marcus Bisram be extradited

US Judge Peggy Kuo has ordered that Guyanese murder accused Marcus Bisram be extradited to Guyana to face the charge here, effectively thwarting his defence team’s bid to stay her hands as they seek to have the murder charge dismissed in the High Court here.

US judge orders Marcus Bisram be extradited

Marcus Bisram US Judge Peggy Kuo has ordered that Guyanese murder accused Marcus Bisram be extradited to Guyana to face the charge here, effectively thwarting his defence team’s bid to stay her hands as they seek to have the murder charge dismissed in the High Court here.

More evacuees arrive from St Maarten

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix and Director General of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup, last evening, welcomed another 12 persons from the island of St.

Trio charged with murder of elderly women

Three men were yesterday taken before a city court charged with the murders of Constance Fraser, and Phyllis Caesar, who were killed during a robbery at their South Road and Albert Street home last week.

No thought of new Top Cop coming from outside Police Force -Ramjattan

Though the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the alleged plot to assassinate the President recommended that stern action be taken against the top brass of the Guyana Police Force, Ministry of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday dismissed the possibility of an outsider being appointed Commissioner of Police.

President says gov’t actively courting investment, stresses innovation

Landmark business summit opens

-private sector says doesn’t want another talk shop With a two-day summit geared towards achieving clear benefits to businesses, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) yesterday called on President David Granger to specify the measures aimed at creating investment and opportunities while alleviating poverty.

Gaskin defends Trotman over ExxonMobil trip by wife to be

-following criticisms by Ram

Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin has defended his colleague minister, Raphael Trotman against criticisms about his taking of his then future wife and Technical Officer, Teresa Gaime on an ExxonMobil trip just months prior to her exit from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).

Four suspected over nude pic of escapee

Four suspects have been identified in the leakage of a nude photo of recaptured convict Mark Royden Williams which was taken while he was being processed on Monday at the Camp Street Prison, Acting Prison Director Gladwin Samuels said last night.

At midyear, $900m collected from oil and gas industry – Jordan

At this year’s halfway mark, government had collected $900m from activities connected to the oil and gas industry, Minister of Finance Winston Jordan revealed on Wednesday while noting that work to establish the Sovereign Wealth Fund  (SWF) is progressing.