Crime

Two other prison escapees identified; Wanted bulletins issued

Police have identified two more prison escapees and have issued wanted bulletins for their arrests. A statement identified Stafrei Hopkenson Alexander who was on remand for murder. This is the second time he has escaped lawful custody. Last year, he escaped custody at the Mackenzie Police Station but was rearrested. He was charged with the […]

Ramjattan not taking blame for latest Camp Street jail inferno

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, while recognizing that the two last major fires and prison unrests at the Camp Street jail took place under his watch as Security Minister, does not believe that he should step down from his post. In wake of Sunday’s jailbreak and fire at the Camp Street jail, there were scores […]

Fire engulfs Camp Street prison during jailbreak; Prison officers and Prisoners injured

Chaos enveloped the Camp Street area on Sunday afternoon as a major fire engulfed the Georgetown  prison during a jail break. Security officials are reporting that four prisoners are on the run. At least seven prison officers were rushed to the Georgetown Hospital with serious injuries including gunshot injuries. The escaped prisoners are believed to be […]

Two policemen in custody as failed bank robbery probe widens

Senior officers of the Guyana Police Force have confirmed that they have arrested two of their own as the probe widens into last Tuesday’s failed robbery attempt at the Republic Bank Water Street branch. The two policemen, a rural constable and a regular rank, were arrested on Thursday as investigators retrieved surveillance camera footage from […]

Wounded Linden man remanded to prison over marijuana possession

A Linden resident will now spend several weeks behind bars until his case is called again. 27-year-old, Glen McHardy, was today remanded to prison even as he is ailing from a gunshot wound he sustained while being arrested. The man is facing marijuana possession charges, but his Attorney told the court that the charges are […]

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