Police ranks in ‘C’ Division (East Coast Demerara) on Friday morning arrested three men from Sophia, Greater Georgetown, after they were separately found in possession of illegal weapons and ammunition, along with a quantity of marijuana.The discovery was reportedly made during an intelligence-led operation. The ranks were able to seize one Taurus .40 pistol with six live rounds, two .32 Special revolvers with four live rounds, and 79 grams of cannabis sativa.Among the three suspects in custody is a 16-year-old whom Police say is currentlyThe illegal gun and ammunition which were found by Policebeing investigated for armed robbery allegedly committed on a resident of Sophia on Thursday.Guyana Times understands that the Police operation stemmed from that robbery report. At some time on Thursday night, 34-year-old Abinda Accra, a painter of ‘C’ Field, Sophia, was robbed of his cell phone and a sum of cash by an armed teenager. A report was made to the Police, and based on the victim’s description of his attacker, the Police realized that they have the suspect under surveillance.As such, ranks went in search of the young man, and found him on Friday morning at his ‘C’ Field home. Found in possession of a .32 Special revolver, he told investigators during interrogation that he had rented the weapon from another resident of the area.This information led Police to the residence of that individual, and a search conducted on the premises unearthed the .40 Taurus pistol and the second .32 Special revolver under a pillow in the suspect’s room.The ranks also arrested another occupant of the premises, after he was found in possession of narcotics.This newspaper was further told that Accra (robbery victim) returned to the station on Friday morning after word of the arrests spread in the community. While there, he immediately pointed out the 16-year-old as the person who had robbed him.Upon searching through the teenager’s belongings, it was revealed that the cell phone he had in his possession belonged to Accra.The trio remains in Police custody, assisting with further investigations.
President David Granger has accepted the resignations of Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Business Minister Dominic Gaskin; Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge; and Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine as Members of Parliament owing to their status as dual citizens.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge These resignations came in light of mounting pressure from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Civil Society who have been calling the governing Ministers to resign in light of the Appeal Court’s Ruling with respect to Dual Citizenship. Harmon is a US citizen while Greenidge, Gaskin and Roopnaraine are all UK citizens.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin See the full statement, issued this morning, from the Ministry of Presidency:The Government of Guyana is committed to the upholding of the Constitution of Guyana and by virtue, the March 22, 2019 ruling of the Court of Appeal on the December 21, 2018 Motion of No Confidence, which was brought against the Government.In this regard, as of Monday, April 1, 2019, His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, has received and accepted the resignation of all coalition Members of Parliament who are holders of dual citizenship. These members will not be returning to Parliament therefore, when it reconvenes on April 11, 2019.Minister of State Joseph Harmon More details in the Wednesday, April 03, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.Public Service Minister Rupert Roopnaraine