Category Archives: crime and Investigations

VIDEO: U.S. Role In Assassination Of Haitian President Coming Into Focus

VIDEO: U.S. Role In Assassination Of Haitian President Coming Into Focus; Colombians Reportedly Involved

Kim Ives, English language editor at Haiti Liberté, discusses the latest developments in the investigation into President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination.

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CARIBBEAN: Mystery grows with key suspect in Haiti president killing – Commentary

New details that have emerged about a man considered a key player in the killing of Haiti‘s president deepened the mystery over the assassination that shocked this nation of more than 11 million people as it faces an uncertain future.

Local authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, a Haitian who once expressed a desire to lead his country in a YouTube video.          Continue reading

HAITI: Doubts raised about who was behind the assassination of Haiti’s president

Police claims that Jovenel Moïse was killed by a mainly Colombian hit squad thrown into doubt

Haitians gather at the US embassy in hopes of visas amid fear and uncertainty following the assassination of the country’s president.
PHOTO: Haitians gather at the US embassy in hopes of visas amid fear and uncertainty following the assassination of the country’s president. Photograph: Orlando Barría/EPA
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Questions have been raised over Haiti’s official narrative for the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse, who was gunned down at his mansion in Port-au-Prince last Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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USA- New York-based Guyanese woman pleads guilty to US$1.7 million bank fraud

A Guyanese woman has pleaded guilty to a more than decade-long conspiracy to commit bank fraud, defrauding her employer, a Manhattan-based bank, by misappropriating approximately $1.7 million.

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Gangadai Rampersaud Azim, also known as Julie Azim, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla.          Continue reading

GUYANA: Is the establishment of the Regional Support Team a return to the phantom squad? – Harmon – Video

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 17, 2021

Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, asserts that establishing a new security crime-fighting unit, which is to be established by the government of the day, is reminiscent of the days of the phantom squad. Wendell Badrie has the details.

GUYANA: Harmon calls for “full explanation” from Ali about Sputnik V “vaccine racket”

Sheikh Ahmad Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Tuesday called on President Irfaan Ali to explain a more than GYD$1 billion dollar purchase of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines from a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ruling family who visited Guyana last year.

“A full explanation of the vaccine racket is demanded of President Irfaan Ali by the Guyanese people,” Mr. Harmon said in a statement.

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony, in response to questions by opposition parliamentarians,  named Sheik Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum of the UAE as the supplier of the jabs.          Continue reading

BUSINESS: Govt. gives disrespectful foreigners seven days to leave Guyana

Illegal Concrete Factory  – CHPA issues third Cease Order for construction

Ian Charles Jones

May 12, 2021 – Kaieteur News – The Government has instructed Ian Charles Jones, a Director of foreign-controlled company, Superior Concrete Inc., to leave these shores within seven days following his disrespectful actions towards enforcement officers of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA). The officers recently sought to issue an Order for his company to cease the illegal construction of a concrete factory at Houston Estates.      Continue reading

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