Crime

Police Commissioner admits he “suggested” suspects in assassination plot be placed on bail

Testifying before a packed room, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Monday denied allegations that he gave instructions to have Nizam Khan, who faces allegations of plotting to kill President David Granger, released from police custody less than 12 hours after being arrested by police. Several senior police ranks who testified before Persaud, had claimed that he was […]

Teenage Berbice girl slashed to death by “reputed husband”

Up to late last evening, Homicide Detectives in Berbice were in search of a 25-year-old man who slashed his 16-year-old girlfriend to death. The gruesome incident took place on Saturday afternoon in #2 Village, East Canje in Berbice. The dead woman has been identified as Parbattie Lakhpal. The man suspected of slashing her across the […]

Camp St. escapee, Stafrei Alexander captured in Berbice

Senior Police Officials have this evening confirmed the capture of Camp Street Prison escapee Stafrei Alexander. The man was arrested in Corentyne, Berbice, where it is believed he may have been hiding out for weeks. Alexander was one of the four remaining prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street jail three weeks ago. In addition […]

Prisoners shot and injured during riotous behaviour at Lusignan

Sixteen prisoners were shot and injured with rubber bullets and pellets, while others received minor injuries as law enforcement officers were used to employ force to quell riotous behaviour and fights at the Lusignan Prison this afternoon. According to the Department of Public Information, the Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels confirmed that at approximately 16:20hrs […]

Jagdeo describes Assassination Plot Commission of Inquiry as Unnecessary Charade to Demoralize Police Force

Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, on Friday said the ongoing Assassination Plot Commission of Inquiry is not good for the country and only serves to destroy the reputation of senior police ranks and diminish the morale of the Guyana Police Force. His comments come almost two weeks after the commencement of the Paul Slowe […]

Casino robbery accused remanded to jail on new robbery charges

He was once charged in connection with the Princess Casino robbery, but now while on bail for that charge, the accused, Wayne Griffith has found himself back in Court facing an additional robbery charge. Griffin stood before Magistrate Leron Daly and denied the charge against him. The charge stated that on the 25th July at […]

Tobacco Control Bill passed with tough sanctions, fines and jail time threats for public smoking and advertising

  The Tobacco Control Bill 2017 which seeks to minimize the harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoking will see individuals being charged $200,000 or facing six months imprisonment and businesses $9M if they breach the law. The bill was presented to the National Assembly yesterday by Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, and was […]

Three years in jail for man who admitted to harbouring wanted man; Two co-accused remanded after not guilty pleas

Days after a wanted man, who escaped from lawful custody, was caught hiding in a barrel in an Agricola home, two teens along with a mother of three, appeared before a City Magistrate charged with harbouring a fugitive. 17-year-old, Shyon Freeman, 24-year-old, Carletta Gir  and 18-year-old, Esan Gibson, all made their first court appearance before […]

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