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Heavily armed bandits escape with over $1M in cash, valuables from Corentyne bar

Police in Berbice have been questioning everyone, including a suspicious customer, after 25 persons were relieved of their valuables when five heavily armed gunmen stormed a Corentyne bar on Sunday at about 7:30 pm. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said no one had not been arrested up to Monday afternoon. Businessman and owner of the bar located at No. ...

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Male sex workers, Cox and Forrester, charged with robbery

Twenty-one year old Kevin Forrester and 19-year old Godfrey Cox , both commercial sex workers, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with robbery with aggravation. The charge states that on October 24 at Croal Sreet, Georgetown, they robbed Victor Best of GYD$84,000 and US$370 property of the said Victor Best. The duo denied the charge and the prosecution objected to ...

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Corentyne mason dies weeks after chopped 37 times by mentally ill neighbor

Fifty-four year-old Mohammed Aslam of Williamsburg, Corentyne on Sunday succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital, three weeks after he waa chopped by a suspect said to be of unsound mind. The man’s wife, 54-year-old Bhasmattie Aslam,  on Monday told Demerara Waves Online News hat on Tuesday October 3rd, she was cooking in the yard and left to purchase an item ...

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All-weather road project to open more farmlands in Berbice – PM regional rep

Project to cost GYD$1.6 billion The proposed ‘Upper Corentyne all-weather road project’ will be a catalyst to the economic development of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) since it will see the cultivation of over 90,000 acres of farm lands, a senior government official in the region said. Regional Prime Ministerial Representative, Gobin Harbhajan stated that more than 50,000 acres of land ...

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Jagdeo’s non-cooperation call won’t hurt Regions 5 and 6

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s announcement of a campaign of non-cooperation with government, following President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of  Retired James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is not expected to hurt at least two of the administrative regions that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) controls. Officials of Region Five (Mahaica- Berbice) and and Region ...

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Four arrested for robbery of supermarket owner

A 26-year-old businessman of East Canje, Berbice was relieved of a quantity of phone cards and local currency by two masked bandits who stormed his home on Wednesday evening. Deputy Commander of the Berbice Division Mr. Edmond Cooper said four persons have since been arrested to assist with investigations. The man, Zhou Chunmin,  who operates a supermarket in the lower ...

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Canadian charged with attempting to steal raw gold from mining camp

A Canadian man, who allegedly went to a mining and demanded five ounces, 15 pennyweights of raw gold, was Wednesday charged with attempting to steal. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted 54-year old Elson Bettencourt GYD$100,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Magistrates’ Court Office. He was ordered to return to court on November 8, ...

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Mystery fire guts Corentyne home

A fire of unknown origin today gutted a wooden two story home at around 5:00 pm at Rose Hall Town, Corentyne. When Demerara Waves Online arrived at the scene of the fire at Crawford Street, public-spirited residents were battling the blaze while awaiting the arrival of the fire tenders. Occupant of the home, Lite Moore stood helplessly in a corner ...

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Berbice police discover skeletal remains in school compound

Police in Berbice are investigating the discovery of human remains in an abandoned school yard in New Amsterdam. According to information received, police were called to the scene at RVC private school after persons working in the area discovered the skeletal remains. It was reported that the school which was out of operation for over three years was in the ...

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GBTI Directors granted self-bail on charge of failing to provide SOCU with bank account info

The eight Directors of the Guyana Bank For Trade Industry Limited were Monday released on self bail after they all appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with failing to comply with an order of the High Court. The  High Court had issued a Production Order for the bank to provide information about the movement of US$500 million in the ...

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