Crime

Illegal Airstrip being probed by GDF and Police

The discovery of an illegal airstrip in the Rupununi region has prompted an investigation by the Guyana Defence Force and the Police. In a statement on Saturday evening, the GDF announced that during an early morning patrol in the Hinterland region by its ranks, the discovery was made. The ranks also found several dug out […]

Prisoner shot dead at Timehri jail during escape bid

The Guyana Prison Service on Friday evening announced that a 26-year-old prisoner who was on remand at the Timehri Prison on a murder charge, was shot dead by Prison Officers during a bid to escape. The dead prisoner has been identified as 26-year-old, Winston Hinds. According to the Prison Service, several prisoners “were involved in […]

Businessman denies seeking Top Cop’s intervention after brother arrested in assassination plot

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud’s decade old friendship with businessman Imran Khan is premised on an exchange of information and sharing of intelligence, the Commission of Inquiry into the alleged plot to assassinate President David Granger heard on Thursday. Imram Khan, who is the brother of the man fingered in the alleged plot, Nazim Khan, told the […]

Cevon’s Waste Management workers arrested for attempting to smuggle prohibited items into Lusignan Prison

Three porters attached to the Cevon’s Waste Management company, were arrested on Thursday morning after they attempted to smuggle a large quantity of marijuana and four cartons of cigarettes into the Lusignan Prison. The three were at the Prison to conduct waste disposal services when the bust was made. Prison Director, Gladwin Samuels, confirmed the […]

Father of Eight remanded over two ounces of marijuana

A 25-year-old father of eight, was today refused bail and remanded to jail after being charged with being in possession just over two ounces of marijuana.  The man, Derick Persaud of Mabaruma appeared before the Chief Magistrate and denied the marijuana possession charge. The Court was told that on the 29th July in Aruca River, […]

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