Crime

NIS driver charged for causing teen’s death in Albouystown crash

A Driver attached to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), was today charged for causing death by dangerous driving. He was released on $600,000 bail. 46-year–old, Dwayne Gonsalves, made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge after it was read. The charge stated that on […]

Police Force’s response and efficiency to be enhanced by China’s US$2.6M donation of vehicles

The Guyana Police Force received a boost to its crime-fighting capacity on Monday with the formal hand over of vehicles and other policing gear from the People’s Republic of China. The US$2.6 million donation was birthed out of a 2014 engagement between Chinese Embassy Officials and Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud and is a follow up to an […]

Public Security Ministry seeking more Budget funds to assist Police in information gathering

With just over two weeks before the presentation of the National Budget, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, has indicated that he is pushing for more funds to be set aside and made available to support the security forces in intelligence gathering operations. Mr. Ramjattan said he has specifically requested funds for informants, who aid the […]

Ramjattan has “difference of opinion” with some findings of COI into assassination plot

Public Security Minister Khemraj on Friday briefly addressed some of the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of a plot to assassinate President David Granger. The report which was submitted to the President and laid before the National Assembly on Thursday recommended punitive action to be taken against several high-ranking police officers. It recommended the firing of […]

New 911 Emergency call system commissioned.

The new 911 emergency system has been commissioned to respond to distress calls from citizens across Guyana with features that can allow location tracking, SMS messaging and customized reporting. The critical and important component of the Guyana Police Force’s response to crime is being reintroduced after several years of non-functionality, as the state engaged local […]

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