Category Archives: crime and Investigations

Former Barbados Government Minister jailed in US for laundering bribes

Donville Inniss

Donville Inniss

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A former Minister of Industry and elected member of Parliament of Barbados was sentenced today to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribe payments from a Barbadian insurance company through bank accounts in New York, according to a release from the US Department of Justice.

Donville Inniss, 55, a U.S. lawful permanent resident who resided in Tampa, Florida, and Barbados, was convicted by a federal jury on two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering on Jan. 16, 2020.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL) turmoil – inquiry into corruption launched

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While there is still much to be learnt about what has transpired, the ongoing turmoil at the Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL), will be a test of the PPP/C government’s professed intolerance of corrupt behaviour and commitment to good governance.e

On the sidelines of an event at the Dharm Shala on Friday, Minister in the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr Ashni Singh was pellucid when he stated, according to the Department of Public Information, “We have absolutely no tolerance in this government for any corrupt practices…we would be guided by the results of the Auditor General. I assure you that we will take combined action against any parties, who might have been, in the event of any inappropriate practices being identified”.          Continue reading

USA POLICING: There Will Be More Derek Chauvins – Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

Powerful political actors are committed to ensuring that the system of American policing remains unchanged.

Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

During his closing argument, Steve Schleicher, one of the prosecutors trying the former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, insisted that jurors could convict Chauvin without convicting policing.

“This is not an anti-police prosecution,” Schleicher told the jury. “It’s a pro-police prosecution.”

For his part, Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, told the jury that “all of the evidence shows that Mr. Chauvin thought he was following his training. He was, in fact, following his training.”                Continue reading

U.S.A. — Police are agents of suppression- so long as institutional racism exists – By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S.A. — Police are agents of suppression and some will kill…

It was a simple question for the jury: What would happen to any one of them if he or she has an encounter with the police, is handcuffed and forced face down onto a street and a knee is pressed on the neck area for nine minutes and 29 seconds?

The answer: He or she will die.

And who is responsible for the death?

The answer: The one with the knee on the neck.            Continue reading

CRIME: The growing gun culture in Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier 

The recent extrajudicial killing of a young man on Main Street in the vicinity of the Palm Court establishment in Georgetown, poses the question as to whether extrajudicial killings are about to return to Guyana. “Perish the thought” someone said in my hearing. That recent killing also poses the question as to whether there is a growing gun culture in our Beautiful Guyana.
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Responding to that street killing, Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn, has stated that, “The Government is working to eradicate lawlessness and gun crimes.” The minister further stated that “Billions of dollars are being spent to bolster the country’s crime fighting capability.” Supportive of that over-due project, is the rehabilitation of quite a number of Police stations around the country. They include the stations at Albion, Providence, Ruimveldt, Whim and Wismar, among others.

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COVID-19: UN report warns of corruption risks in vaccine procurement

The report first noted that even under normal circumstances, the public procurement process poses the biggest risk for corruption among all government functions. “Corruption scandals in procurement are widespread, but in the health-care sector, the procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices are particularly prone to corruption,” the report heeded, as it outlined multiple instances in which corruption can occur in the pre-bidding, bidding and post-bidding phases.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Murder: Roger Khan says he was real target in attack

—- Police say doing thorough probe of murder outside Palm Court..

Ricardo Fagundes
Ricardo Fagundes

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) today said that it is doing a comprehensive probe of the murder of Ricardo Fagundes two weeks ago outside of the Palm Court Bar on Main Street.

The GPF issued a statement in relation to remarks by drug convict Roger Khan that the investigation had been compromised and that the police force had made no real effort so far.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Renda Henry Hung Herself In The Psychiatric Ward -By: Freddie Kissoon | Kaieteur News  

By: Freddie Kissoon | Kaieteur News  

Mar 26, 2021 – Kaieteur News – A young Berbician girl in her mid 20s, Renda Henry, hung herself last week with her bed sheet in the ward of the Berbice Psychiatric Hospital. It was rumoured that she was sexually molested by a family member and that brought on depression which later became intense.

HENRY’S SITUATION IS CURIOUS. She went in and out of the hospital over a period of time. It meant that she was not of a condition that warranted permanent supervision. But if she was eventually admitted then her condition did not improve over the time she was being treated.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Capitol News Videos – 16 March 2021

       GUYANA: Capitol News Videos – 16 March 2021

COVID-19 update (March 16th, 2021).

Lusignan Prison escapee recaptured after four months on the run. 

Opposition leader calls for more police resources to be directed to vulnerable communities

Lack of funding remains the main factor preventing city hall from executing its services to citizens

Human Services and Social Security Minister, calls for consistent global advocacy

 Regional News (March 16th, 2021)

GUYANA: CAPITOL NEWS Videos – 12 March 2021

Two families are struggling to come to grips with the shooting death of ten year old boy.  
Minister of Social Services and Opposition Leader offered support to parents of 10-year-old.
Former lands and Surveys Commissioner, Trevor Benn released on $200,000 bail.
President Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo today took their COVID-19 vaccines.
The AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 is safe says the WHO.