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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Robbery-murder as brothers prepared for memorial service

Police say they are investigating a robbery/murder which occurred about 00:45h Sunday morning at lot 194 Freeman Street , East La Penitence. Dead is Fazal Shaheed,58,self employed of 18 Albion, Corentyne,Berbice. Talin Shaheed,50, of Toronto , Canada and Shalim Shaheed,53, of the USA, who were also in the house, were attacked by the two masked men one of whom was ...

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Veteran Guyanese journalist dies

Veteran Guyanese journalist, Nills Campbell, died early Sunday morning in Tampa, Florida after a prolonged illness, family members confirmed. He was in his 70s. Family members said he died in hospital. Campbell was hypertensive, and although he had suffered a stroke several years ago, had managed to be somewhat active in the field of journalism. Prior to going to the ...

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Missing 13-year old boy: “We find he body tangle up between some vines”

A large crowd of spectators gathered at the Friend’s Village dam to get a glimpse of the decomposed body of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald who was brutally sodomised and murdered by two known characters in the community. As the undertakers approached, loud wails could be heard coming from family members who had hopes that Leonard was still alive. Family members who ...

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Updated: Body of raped 13-year old boy found in river is badly decomposed; suspects to be charged with murder

The decomposed body of the 13-year old  boy, who was raped and dumped in an unconscious state in the Berbice River six days after he went missing , was Saturday afternoon retrieved from the watery grave, police said. Demerara Waves Online News observed that the body of Leonard Archibald was ‘tied like an iguana’ – his hands and feet were ...

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Prime suspect in rape of 13-year old missing boy has checkered past

It was a sombre mood at the house of 13-year-old Leonard Archibald who disappeared last Sunday 17th September after leaving a birthday party with his sisters. The story of young Archibald tells a horrid tale of a teenage boy brutally raped and then his unconscious body dumped behind the suspect’s home. Although this is the first time the suspect confessed ...

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GRA enforcement officer shot

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) enforcement officer was early Saturday morning shot and injured as he was about to enter his home at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Ariel Benjamin,35, was shot to his abdomen shortly after he entered his yard at 403 Cactus Street. He was rushed to a city hospital where he was expected to undergo emergency surgery. Sources said ...

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British military not airlifting Guyana’s hurricane relief supplies, as private sector donations pour in

A British C-130 aircraft will not be available to transport tonnes of Guyana’s relief supplies to Antigua for distribution to several Caribbean islands that have been battered by several hurricanes in less than one month, even as Guyana’s private sector continued to provide more aid. Announcement that the C-130 plane would not be available was announced by Director-General of the ...

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Two confess to sodomising 13-year old boy, dumping body in river

Two men have confessed to sodomising a 13-year old boy and dumping him overboard after he became unconscious, Assistant Police Commissioner, Paul Williams said. The acting Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force said the prime suspects have since led crime scene detectives to an area where they threw the body of Leonard Archibald overboard and ...

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Nagamootoo, CDC pledge support to Bath Storm victims

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, along with members of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), on Friday pledged their support to provide relief to residents of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice who were affected by the storm on Monday. Fifty three-year-old Bohwanie Matalma, 23-year-old Brain Lee, 58- year-old Sheila Harrichan and 37-year-old Chandrakhali Munilall were all severely affected by the heavy winds ...

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Protest greets Nagamootoo during visit to storm-affected Bath Settlement

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was Friday morning meeting with residents of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice whose houses were damaged by a recent storm, despite being greeted by protests. On Nagamootoo’s arrival at the village, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist, Faisal Jafferally and a group of persons held placards. At one time, there was a heated exchange of words between ...

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