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Daily Archives: May 31, 2016

Guyanese teen shot dead inside her New York apartment while babysitting

Reproduced from New York Daily News A 16-year-old girl was shot dead while babysitting her little cousin inside their Brooklyn apartment Tuesday — and now cops are looking for her boyfriend, police sources said. Shemel Mercurius moved four years ago from her native Guyana to the East Flatbush apartment she shared with her aunt and cousin, relatives said. The teen ...

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Mini-bus driver jailed, fined three times value of marijuana

A mini-bus driver, who allegedly drove through a police road block and was moments later caught with more than 12 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana, was jailed for four years and fined more than GYD$19.5 million. The fine represents three times the street value of the marijuana.   Thirty-five year old Ossie Mc Farlane of Hopetown West Coast Berbice was found ...

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Top Cop denies going to strip club, blocking officer from studies; justifies her transfer

Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud has denied going to a strip club in recent years and when he did so was not for entertainment. In also refuting claims that Deputy Superintendent, Denise Griffith Jacobis was blocked from pursuing legal studies in Trinidad, the Commissioner said he never attended a strip club in Alberttown, Georgetown. “He has denied attending any other strip club ...

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Dried tomato project soon to begin in Paramakatoi

Residents of Paramakatoi, Region Eight will be launching a project that will allow them to grow, dry, package and market organic tomatoes. This project will be supported by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, through the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) and other partners. “This project will hopefully solve the issue of employment in the community, and will ...

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Pirates likely to be charged in Guyana instead of Suriname

Five suspected Guyanese pirates, allegedly responsible for the death of four Guyanese fishermen in Suriname, would most likely be charged in Guyana rather than being sent back to that Dutch-speaking country, a senior police officer said Tuesday. “We are actually seeking other advice and we’re looking at the Piracy Act.  I was told that murder is an international offence and ...

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