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Cocaine Bust: Surinamese Rice Exporter Shot Dead in Guyana

Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana after huge cocaine-in-rice bust

A Surinamese rice exporter was shot dead in Guyana, days after law enforcement agents in Suriname busted 2,300 kilogrammes of cocaine in a shipment of rice that was destined for France, his lawyer in Suriname said.

Nitender Oemrawsingh, who owned Nivash Rice in Suriname, was found dead on the Number 63 foreshore on Monday, his lawyer Irvin Kanhai said.          Continue reading

Belgian mercenary admitted the killing of UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961

Emma Graham-Harrison, Andreas Rocksen and Mads Brügger | The Guardian

  • Man accused of shooting down UN Chief: ‘Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to…’
  • Exclusive research reveals that a British-trained Belgian mercenary admitted the killing of Dag Hammarskjöld in 1961

Jan van Risseghem was only a teenager when his mother ordered him to flee Nazi-occupied Belgium for her native England with his brother Maurice. After hiding in a convent, and an epic journey across the war-torn continent, they reached safety in Portugal, then took a ship north.

Once in England, the pair signed up with the Belgian resistance, and with the help of an uncle enrolled for flight training with the RAF, a decision that shaped not just their war, but the rest of their lives.   Continue reading

Guyana: Nearly a dozen Customs officers fired for Corruption

Almost a dozen Customs officers were sacked this past week for alleged corruption.

According to reports, a few, who were sent home, would have served in excess of 20 years at the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).

While Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia could not immediately be reached, yesterday, well-placed sources confirmed that the termination was long in the making.

There were investigations being conducted since last year with reports recommending termination of the staffers who were mainly working at various city wharves.     Continue reading

Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif jailed for seven years for graft

 Sharif jailed for seven years for graft and corruption

Nawaz Sharif

December 25. 2018 –  ISLAMABAD, (Reuters) – A Pakistan court today jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years on graft charges that he says were politically motivated.

The anti-corruption court said in its ruling that the three-time prime minister was unable to prove the source of income that led to his ownership of a steel mill in Saudi Arabia.

Sharif was sentenced in July to 10 years in prison by the same court, on charges related to the purchase of upscale apartments in London, after the Supreme Court removed him from power. He was released in September pending an appeal.       Continue reading

Tinkering … will not make America’s justice system color-blind — By Mohamed Hamaludin

Tinkering around the edges will not make America’s justice system color-blind


Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who admitted he lied to the FBI and was accused by a federal judge of betraying the flag and probably committing treason, is likely to get just probation. Another white man, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, accused of abusing perhaps hundreds of teenage girls, served less than two years in a cushy West Palm Beach jail. But Cyntoia Brown of Ohio, victim of sex-trafficking from age 16, has been languishing in prison for 14 years now of a 51-year sentence for killing the 43-year-old pimp who kept her captive.

Brown’s case is among the most egregious examples of how the system victimizes African American  women, though a few eventually won reprieve — but only after years behind bars.        Continue reading

Canadian court orders ex-GRDB accountant deported to Guyana

Ex-GRDB accountant deported to face fraud charges in Guyana

Guyanese man captured in NY after killing daughter and friend in Virginia

This s the first of two reports:

Guyanese man captured in NY after killing daughter, teen in Virginia

Killed also: Leona Samlall

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — The mother of 18-year-old Vanessa Zaman, who was killed alongside another teen in Henrico County last week, says the man wanted for her murder is her father.

Abdool Zaman, who migrated from Guyana to the US, has been captured in New York, according to Henrico Police.  Zaman was wanted on two warrants of second-degree murder, but that those charges will likely be upgraded.

Police said Vanessa Zaman and Leona Samlall were shot as they walked near the Oakmeade Apartments on Airport Drive and East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs around 12:17 p.m. Thursday. Investigators say Zaman got out of his car and confronted the girls before shooting them in what appeared to be a fit of rage, sources said.          Continue reading

US Immigration: 142 Guyanese deported from U.S. in 2018

142 Guyanese deported from U.S. this year

When Jihadis Kill Jihadis: The Implications of Militant Infighting – by Tore Hamming | WPR

When Jihadis Kill Jihadis: The Implications of Militant Infighting

Tore Hamming | WPR – World Politics Review

Last week’s attack against a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, by a radicalized French Muslim illustrates that jihadis, or militant Islamists, still pose a serious threat to national security in the U.S.A. and Europe.

Since late 2013, jihadis have also become a threat to other jihadis, regularly killing each other on battlefields across the Middle East in numbers that have observers talking about a jihadi civil war.

In Syria, armed rebels affiliated with al-Qaida and the so-called Islamic State continue to fight each other, while the most potent force battling the Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan is the Taliban.      Continue reading

Money Laundering: Dangerous times for politicians and businessmen in Guyana

The Story Within The Story… – By Leonard Gildarie

Leonard Gildarie

Recently, outgoing US ambassador, Perry Holloway, met with a number of media personnel as part of his final engagements before departing Guyana. He left two Saturdays ago.

Holloway sharpened his teeth on the fight against narcotics trafficking in Latin America, before being posted to Guyana.

He was grilled by reporters on the oil contract with ExxonMobil, the local political climate, extraditions and other topical issues.      Continue reading

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