Crime

Woman busted with over 20 lbs of cocaine in suitcase at CJIA

Agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit have arrested yet another woman during her bid to ferry cocaine out of Guyana. The 44-year-old Guyanese woman was an outgoing passenger to New York city when CANU agents found over 20 pounds of cocaine concealed in the false sides of her suitcases. She was immediately arrested and […]

Two inmates escape from Lusignan Prison during farm labour

The Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Prison Service have launched a massive search for two prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on Monday morning while labouring at the prison farm. The Lusignan Prison is located on the East Coast of Demerara and usually houses inmates who are serving time for less serious offenses. […]

Guyanese among 3 bandits shot dead in Suriname after robbery

A Guyanese national is among three bandits shot dead by Police in neighbouring Suriname following a botched robbery on Saturday night in the neighbouring country. A fourth bandit was injured and is believed to be Guyanese also.  The other two, who were also killed, are suspected to be Guyanese or Jamaican nationals. The names of […]

Brazilian miner chopped to death in Puruni during excavator row

Police investigators have traveled to the Puruni area in Guyana’s gold mining district, to probe the murder of a Brazilian miner. 47-year-old Brazilian national, Helio Batista Xavier Neves, was chopped to death on Friday night by another miner as the two had a heated argument over missing parts for an excavator machine.  The suspect is […]

Ramjattan urges new prison officers to balance security with humanity

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan today, reminded a new batch of prison officers of the important role they play in maintaining law and order. The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) today, graduated 38 new Prison Officers at the Cecil Kilkenny Prison Officers’ Training School, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara. In delivering the charge to the graduates […]

Grey Boy freed of Crum-Ewing murder charge

The man who was accused of shooting down political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing has been freed of the murder charge at the end of a preliminary inquiry. 38-year-old, Reagan Rodrigues aka “Grey Boy” walked out of court a free man on that murder charge but was shuttled back to the Camp Street jail where he is […]