Crime

Major Police Reform recommended in Paul Slowe COI Report

As President David Granger continues to examine the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the alleged assassination plot against him, the Police Force is being placed on notice that the recommendations, among other things, points to a need for serious reform within the Guyana Police Force. State Minister Joseph Harmon said the President intends […]

COURT REPORT: 24-year-old charged for causing death by dangerous driving after running over intoxicated man who fell asleep on roadway

At the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today, a young tailor appeared before the Chief Magistrate and was charged with causing the death of a man and not offering assistance. 24-Year-Old, Ryan Seecharan, stood before the Chief Magistrate, Ann Mclennan and entered a plea of not guilty to three traffic related offences. According to the Prosecutor, on […]

Chinese nationals deported for a third time after third illegal entry attempt

Eight Chinese Nationals, ages 27-40, who allegedly entered Guyana illegally for the third time from Suriname, found themselves charged and fined yet again for entering the country illegally. The eight defendants appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mclennan and all entered a plea of guilty through an interpreter. The charges stated that on the 1st September, […]

Sophia youth remanded over murder of niece for earrings

An 18-year-old, Sophia man was remanded to jail today, after being charged with the murder of his 18-month-old niece. The Court heard that the man threw the young child out of the window of her father’s small wooden shack over her gold earrings. His name was given as Sherwin Roberts. The charge stated that on […]

Prison Service announces “legal” phone system for families and friends to contact prisoners

The Guyana Prison Service has announced that efforts are being made to allow family members and friends of prisoners to communicate with the prisoners legally. The Prison Service has provided a series of telephone numbers to facilitate contact at the various locations. In a statement, the Prison Service noted that any requests made by prisoners […]

61-year-old busted trying to smuggle marijuana into Camp St. jail

He wanted to get the marijuana into the prison, but instead has found himself going in to the prison as a guest of the state. 61-year-old, Leopold Street resident, Ishwar Persaud, was today remanded to prison after he was charged with attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Camp Street prison. He appeared before Magistrate, Judy […]

Joint Services continue search for escapee in Linden

A Joint Services operation is continuing in Linden and other Region 10 areas following the armed confrontation with two prison escapees last week, which resulted in one of the escapees being shot dead. The escapee who managed to escape, Royden Williams aka Royden Durant, is still believed to be hiding out in Linden. There are […]

Sophia man murders toddler niece over her earrings

A 20 year old unemployed A’ Field Sophia man, is in Police custody following the murder of his one and a half year-old niece, Ronasha Pilgrim, of 98 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown. The incident occurred between 03:30 -04:00 h Friday morning, at the Sophia home, where the child lived. Investigations revealed that the young child […]