Crime

Additional expansion on the cards for Lusignan Prison; Single prison facility being examined

The government is looking to have a single prison in the country based at Lusignan on the East Coast of Demerara, removing the traditional holding centers at Brickdam and New Amsterdam. Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo made the announcement during a Department of Public Information interview. Speaking ahead of today’s budget presentation, Vice President Jagdeo said […]

Drug pushers wanted overseas should face local justice before extradition -says CANU Head

The Head of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit, James Singh, has revealed that there are several Guyanese who are currently under investigation in other territories for cocaine smuggling and other drug-related crimes. Speaking to reporters on Saturday during a destruction exercise for seized cocaine and marijuana, Mr. Singh explained that while in some cases, there […]

Taxi driver executed in Perseverance home

37-year-old taxi driver, Delon Josiah aka Milo, was shot dead, execution style while asleep in his Perseverance, East Bank Demerara home on Saturday night. Police investigators are on the hunt for two suspects. A Police report of the incident said the attack took place at around 9:45pm on Saturday. Josiah had already retired to bed […]

Two held in $37 Million marijuana bust

A drug eradication operation carried out by the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit has led to the arrest of two persons and the seizure of $37 million worth of marijuana. The two who have been arrested are 43-year-old Sean Thomas aka “Yankee” of Kitty and 41-year-old Bulah London of Eccles. In a statement, CANU explained that […]

Retired Deputy Commissioner disputes several statements provided by Asst. Commissioner Thomas to Elections COI

Retired Deputy Commissioner of Police, Maxine Graham today told the Elections Commission of Inquiry (COI) that Assistant Commissioner of Police, Edgar Thomas ignored initial instructions to send additional police support to the Guyana Elections Commission’s Command Centre when a ruckus broke out during the tabulation of votes on March 5, 2020. She also told the […]

Man executed in Durban Street was shot 12 times -Police report

A 33-year-old labourer of Leopold Street, Georgetown was gunned down this morning on Durban Street in a drive-by execution that has left investigators baffled. The victim, Anthony Charles aka “Skiddle” was walking along Durban Street in the company of another labourer when a grey Toyota motorcar was seen approaching the men from behind. Gunshots rang […]