Remand Inmates Costing Guyana Government “A Fortune”

November 24, 2017 admin 0

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 24, 2017 – Every year, the Guyana government spends almost three-quarter million US dollars to just feed inmates on remand in the country’s prisons. And Minister of National Security Khemraj Ramjattan says it’s putting strain on finances. So he says alternatives to reduce the remand population are needed to resolve this problem. “The current remand population […More]

Ahead of UN mission’s closure

October 13, 2017 admin 0

Ahead of UN mission’s closure, envoy reports greater stability, security in Haiti NEW YORK, USA — Haiti has seen a significant turnaround from profound instability, widespread political violence, and a climate of lawlessness that in 2004 impacted the every-day lives of millions of Haitians, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Caribbean islands country told the Security […More]

Vessel with 159 pounds of cocaine intercepted north of Puerto Rico;

May 15, 2017 admin 0

Vessel with 159 pounds of cocaine intercepted north of Puerto Rico; three arrested AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) detected a single engine vessel on Tuesday evening attempting to smuggle more than 159 pounds (72 kilos) of cocaine north of Arecibo. Puerto Rico Police Department marine units intercepted the vessel and […More]

Prima facie case made out against Abu Bakr

March 30, 2017 admin 0

…he can call witnesses or testify JAMAAT-al-Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr on Monday had a prima facie case made out against him after a Port of Spain magistrate said she was satisfied that sufficient evidence was presented to have sentence imposed on him for failing to appear before a commission of inquiry into the 1990 coup attempt. Abu Bakr reappeared […More]

Three cops to go on trial

March 30, 2017 admin 0

…Alexander, Seales, Mires in court in May THREE police officers including president of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA) Insp Michael Seales as well as former TV6’s crime show co-host Insp Roger Alexader will face trial for separate offences when they next appear in court in May. Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar yesterday set May 2, […More]

Dominica diplomat arrested in billion dollar embezzlement scheme

February 6, 2017 admin 0

TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian man, who holds a diplomatic passport issued by Dominica and is accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while Iran evaded international oil sanctions, has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt. Alireza Zibahalat Monfared, 43, was arrested by Interpol and handed over to Iran on January 15, 2017. Monfared is accused of involvement […More]

Police seize guns, ammunition in Penal

January 27, 2017 admin 0

…woman held in San Fernando with firearm By Susan Mohammed POLICE seized a quantity of firearms and 184 rounds of ammunition in Penal on Monday. The items were found in a knapsack, but the suspect carrying it eluded police officers. A report stated that around 8 p.m. officers of the South-Western Division Task Force led by Sgt Victor and Cpl […More]

Domestic-murder spree clouds Christmas in Jamaica

January 2, 2017 admin 0

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As 2016 draws to a close, Jamaicans might agree that the year has yielded some progress on the economic front, holding some hope for 2017. But a dark cloud remains: homicides — most of them in certain areas of the island. In particular, the recent murders of several women by their partners (or exes) has shocked the […More]

Mother arrested after 2-year-old son shoots 1-year-old girl

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Police have arrested a woman in Louisiana after her 1-year-old daughter was accidentally shot in the face by her 2-year-old son. Baton Rouge Police say 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Online jail records do not list an attorney for her. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the shooting happened Tuesday night […More]

Trinidad woman arrested in drug bust in St Kitts

November 28, 2016 admin 0

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — A joint law enforcement operation in St Kitts netted one kilo of cocaine on Tuesday. The person arrested for the bust is reportedly a female native of Trinidad, who recently arrived in the Federation for a few days. The bust reportedly took place at a guesthouse in Basseterre where the woman was staying. Police confirmed […More]

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