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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Updated: Mechanic’s operations destroyed in early morning fire

One building formerly housing Sherry’s Taxi Service on Waterloo Street, Georgetown was early Monday morning destroyed by fire suspected to be the work of arsonists. No one lived in the rickety wooden building that was due to be demolished by its new owner very shortly. A two-flat building immediately south of the burnt building, which houses the medical practice of ...

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Sophia man shot, robbed

A Sophia resident was shot to his abdomen during a robbery just outside his home. Police said 43-year old Paul Hutson was attacked about 9:15 Saturday night by one bandit. “The armed man took away his jewellery and cell phones during which Paul Hutson was shot to his abdomen,” police said. He has been admitted to a private hospital for ...

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Man accused of wounding girlfriend found hanging in cell

A man was found hanging in a police station cell in the North West District four hours after he was arrested for the alleged unlawful wounding of his girlfriend, police said Sunday. He has been identified as 31-year old Vivian La Cruz of Zeeburg, West Coast Demerara. La Cruz., a detainee at the Acquero Police Station, was found about 9:30 ...

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Decomposed bodies of Brazilians found

The decomposed bodies of two persons, believed to be Brazilians, have be found at Sandhills, Cuyuni. Police have been dispatched to the location where the bodies of the man and woman have been tied up, Guyana Police Force spokesman, Ivelaw Whittaker said in a statement. No other information is available at this time, police said. There is a large number ...

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Flood warning issued

Weather forecasters on Sunday warned of possible flooding in several areas due to frequent showers over the next 24 hours along the coast. “We are cautioning residence especially in low lying regions to take precautionary measures against flooding,” said the Ministry of Agriculture. The ministry, which has responsibility for the Hydro-Meteorological Department including the Timehri Doppler Weather Station, said the ...

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Two die in gruesome smash-up

Two men were killed in a tragic accident on the West Bank Demerara when the wagon they were travelling in slammed into a parked low bed trailer. One of the occupants neck was severed in the smash-up at Canal Number Two Polder. Preliminarily, Demerara Waves Online News was told that the men were imbibing earlier in the evening. The accident ...

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Policeman under close arrest after detective shot

A police constable was Saturday placed under close arrest after he accidentally shot a fellow policeman at the Fort Wellington Police Station. Detective Constable 19182 Andel Doris, who was also on duty at the Station, to his legs. He has been admitted to the Fort Wellington Hospital for medical treatment. “The other rank has been placed under close arrest as ...

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Pegasus taxi driver killed, dumped

The body of a Pegasus Hotel taxi driver was early Saturday morning found on a road in South Ruimveldt, police said. He has been indentified as Rudrinauth Winston Jeeboo of Delph Avenue, Campbelville. The Guyana Police Force (GPF) said Jeebo’s body was found about 7 AM on the roadway at Cane View Avenue. He sustained head injuries but there was ...

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Body of Linden businessman, vehicle recovered from Demerara River

The body of a a well-known resident of Linden was recovered from Upper Demerara River  after the pick up he was driving plunged off the Wismar-Mackenzie bridge, police said. Residents say that 37-year old Collis “Tom” Mentis, a beverage distributor and owner of a bar, was driving the vehicle at the time. The vehicle wa located and salvaged and Mentis’ ...

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Four arraigned for multi-million $ Shamdas Kirpalani robbery

Three men and one woman were Friday arraigned for a GUY$17.2 million robbery committed on a man who was carrying the money that belonged to Shamdas Kirpalani Store. Two of the men were granted bail while the others were remanded to prison until January 14, 2014. Howard Rambharose, Rajesh Singh and Alistair Naughton were not required to plea to the ...

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