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Berbice goldsmith sentenced to 21 years for killing friend he owed

A 40-year-old Berbice goldsmith, who was on trial at the Berbice High Court for the murder of his friend, was Wednesday sentenced to 21 years imprisonment after a mixed jury found him guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter. Deon Sunthgolam of Canefield, East Canje Berbice was on trial for the murder of  62-year-old Terrence “Skatchy” Mc Lean of Lot ...

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Reporters threatened again as Berbice trio returns to court on more armed robbery charges

The lives and safety of four media operatives were earlier Wednesday threatened once more as three Berbice men returned to court to face several charges for robbery under arms. The trio- 18-year-old Peter Baker, 22-year-old Leroy Guevara and 28-year-old Aubrey Grant- were further remanded by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Reliance Magistrate Court after they were not required to plea ...

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Ex-husband, alleged accomplice for High Court trial for Babita Sarjou’s murder

The ex-husband of a woman, whose skeletal remains were found several years later after she disappeared buried behind an alleyway fence, was one two persons committed to stand trial for her murder. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan ruled that there is sufficient evidence for Sharadananda Narine and Darel Pronton to face trial by a High Court judge and jury for the ...

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Fire destroys ‘Indulge’ boutique headquarters at Corentyne

A Corentyne businessman is suffering an estimated GYD$52 million in losses after an early Tuesday morning fire gutted his main boutique named ‘Indulge’ located at No. 78 village, Corentyne in eastern Guyana. 46-year-old Raj Ramdass of Lot 3 Yard, Springlands, Corentyne, in an interview with Demerara Waves Online News,  stated that he received a call at about 4:30 AM from ...

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Bail denied for trio charged with Berbice armed robberies

Three men were Tuesday denied bail after being charged with two armed robberies in the Glasgow, East Bank Berbice area. The men, 18-year-old Peter Baker, 22-year-old Leroy Guevara and 28-year-old Aubrey Grant were not required to plea to the indictable charges read to them by Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court. While entering the court, Aubrey Grant ...

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Husband, wife charged with exporting raw gold

A husband and wife charged with allegedly exporting GYD$14.6 million worth raw gold without a licence were Monday granted self-bail. They are 47-seven year old Shazam Khan and 45-year old Bibi Khan of Lot 3 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, tbey pleaded not guilty to the charge. She released them on their own recognisance ...

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Suspects arrested for allegedly raping, drugging Berbice teens claim innocence

Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s Berbice Division, Lyndon Alves has confirmed that the men wanted in connection with the rape and drugging of two Berbice teens on Tuesday last were arrested. Commander Alves disclosed to Demerara Waves Online that both men were arrested in the Upper Corentyne area and are being vigorously questioned by police as investigations continue. However ...

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Vendors face removal from outside New Amsterdam Market- Town Clerk

Vendors, who sell outside the New Amsterdam Market, will be forced to locate to other areas by Monday. This is according to Town Clerk Sharon Alexander who stated that the decision was taken at the council previous statutory meet. The Town Clerk, in an interview with Demerara Waves Online News, disclosed that the vendors who occupy the outer parts are ...

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Armstrong brothers, one year after collision

Just over one year after two brothers were killed in an East Bank Demerara road accident, a truck driver was Tuesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Twenty-seven year old Gansham Das of 2233 Tuschen Housing Scheme appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan for causing the death of 23 year old Jonnel Armstrong, and 21-year ...

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December 2023