Crime

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 […]

Judge throws out Bisram’s application to get murder charge dropped

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud, today denied the application of Marcus Bisram to have the murder charge against him dismissed. In his ruling to throw out the application, Justice Persaud also fined the applicant $250,000 for wasting the Court’s time following a recent effort to withdraw the application. In a statement to the Court, Bisram’s […]

Trini man remanded to jail over faking his own kidnapping and demanding ransom from parents

He came to Guyana, claiming that he was here for a job interview, but today Trinidadian national, Sawak Maraj, found himself appearing before Guyana’s Chief Magistrate facing charges of staging his own kidnapping. The 33-year-old man denied the allegations presented to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court that he knowingly conspired with others to gave […]

Gunmen nabbed by Police during attempted carjacking in Diamond

Two men, who were armed with a handgun, were arrested just before 9 o’clock this evening after being nabbed by members of a Police patrol in Sixth Avenue, Diamond. The men were reportedly cornered after a failed carjacking attempt.  Residents raised an alarm after dogs in the area started barking loudly and the two men […]

Commercial sex workers remanded over robbery of “client”

Two male commercial sex workers who had previous brushes with the law, were remanded to jail today on a robbery charge. 19-year-old, Godfrey Cox and 21-year-old, Kevin Forester appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the robbery allegation. The charge stated that on the 24th October on Croal Street, the two robbed Victor Best of […]