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Vehicles, police attacked on East Bank road

There was a heavy police presence on the Agricola Public Road late Monday night, hours after a group of residents damaged passing vehicles and attacked riot police on the East Bank Demerara thoroughfare. A senior police officer confirmed to Demerara … Continue reading

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Guyana’s national police chief says he did not authorize lethal force during deadly protest

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana’s national police chief says lethal force by riot officers was unjustified during a violent protest that left three people dead and 20 others injured. Chief Leroy Brummel says Interior Commander Clifton Hicken was ordered to use … Continue reading

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Juvenile convicts torch Guyana detention center

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Juvenile convicts torched their detention center in western Guyana, sparking the deployment of riot police, an official said. Permanent Secretary Alfred King in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports told reporters Aug. 23 that the blaze … Continue reading

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Guyana police shoot rubber bullets, tear gas at protesters in restive mining town

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in a restive town where three people were killed last month during a demonstration against steep hikes in electricity rates. Police and protesters have clashed intermittently … Continue reading

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Guyana seeks to end violent protest over electricity rate increase

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The president of Guyana says he’s willing to rethink an electricity rate increase opposed by a mining town where police fatally shot three people protesting the price hike. Donald Ramotar says he’s willing to meet with residents … Continue reading

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Sugar workers on countrywide strike

The General Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union, Seepaul Narine this morning said that sugar workers across the country have proceeded on strike. A picketing exercise is also to be held in the Berbice region. Workers have … Continue reading

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Protest against Police killing of schoolboy Kelvin Fraser

A protest outside the Guyana High Commission, 1 July 2010 called for justice after 16 year-old schoolboy Kelvin Fraser, brutally gunned down by Guyanese police on Monday 7th June 2010. Norman Browne and Dr Michelle Asantewa led the protest which … Continue reading

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