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Daily Archives: June 2, 2016

Suspected cocaine mule recruiters charged

Two men long suspected of hiring cocaine mules to export the illicit drug out of Guyana were Friday slapped with charges of procuring at least three persons. They are Rolston Bacchus and Troy Sauers also known as Randy, Muslim and Biggs. They appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mc Lennan to answer the charges. Bacchus and Sauers, who have previous narco-traffficking offences ...

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Former Public Works Minister, Jules “Dickie” Kranenburg dies

Former Public Works Minister, Jules “Dickie” Kranenburg has died and would be cremated later this month. He was 83 years old. Relatives said he died on May 30, 2016 after a “short illness.” Kranenburg, who served as Minister of Public Works from 1986 to 1992,  is scheduled to be cremated on June 10, 2016 Family members described him as a “stalwart and ...

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BREAKING: Man wanted in fatal shooting of 16-year-old Guyana-born Brooklyn baby-sitter surrenders to police

Reproduced from New York Daily News The dangerous fugitive wanted for killing a teenage Brooklyn baby-sitter turned himself in Thursday. Taariq Stephens, a 24-year-old man with a half-dozen prior arrests and a .40-caliber submachine gun, was identified two days after the cold-blooded shooting of 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius as her terrified 3-year-old nephew watched, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. ...

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Alleged robber of ex British soldier charged

The man, who allegedly snatched jewellery from a former British soldier who is visiting  Guyana for its 50th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is Jose Barker, 35, of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown who was positively identified by the ex-serviceman, Edward John Constant.  Barker was refused bail and remanded to prison until June 16, 2016 ...

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Husband hacks security guard to death; workmate seriously injured

A security guard was Tuesday night hacked to death by her husband while she was on duty an East Coast Demerara secondary school and later surrendered to police. One of the dead woman’s colleagues, who tried to prevent the man from entering the  Bygeval Secondary School Compound, was also chopped severely and  has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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