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Trio charged with Princess Casino multi-million dollar armed robbery

A security guard, who was employed at the Princess Ramada Hotel, and two other men were Friday charged with an GYD$8.5 million robbery committed at the Princess Casino late last month. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan,  the trio Wayne Griffith, 29,  Junior Stewart, 30 of Thomas Street, Kitty and the security guard, 35-year old Andre Blackman of Mc ...

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NAMILCO flour thieves convicted

Two persons, including an employee of Guyana’s National Milling Company (NAMILCO), have been convicted and fined for stealing  several bags of flour from the Agricola, East Bank Demerara-based entity. They are former Dhanuk Dhari and  former Delivery Clerk, Dasrath Ramanan have been found guilty of conspiracy to steal flour from NAMILCO and fined GYD$100,000 each. Former Warehouse Supervisor, Hera Bachan ...

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Woman charged with exciting hostility to Pres Granger

A woman was Tuesday charged with exciting hostility and ill to President David Granger under Guyana’s Racial Hostility Act by communicating certain messages via Facebook and WhatsApp. Bibi Safora Salim was granted GYD$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan and ordered to return to court on May 11, 2016 for the commencement of the trial. The divorced mother of ...

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“Quarters” charged with killing his child’s mother

The man, who police said confessed to killing his child’s mother and dumping her body  in a canal, was Friday arraigned for the indictable charge of murder. Cleavaughn ‘Quarters’ Hamilton  of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was not required to plead to the charge.  After the charge was read to the 30-year old man by Magistrate Zameena Ali,  remanded  him to ...

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Guyana’s overcrowded jails due to backlog of remand prisoners- US

As police and prison service personnel try to grapple with an ongoing crisis inside the Georgetown Prison, the United States notes the overcrowded state of that maximum security jail. In its 2015 Human Rights Report, the United States State Department states that a total of 963 prisoners were in Georgetown’s Camp Street Prison, designed to hold 550 inmates. “Overcrowding was in ...

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DNA test confirms remains of British teen found in shallow grave

Less than one week after three co-conspirators in the murder of a British teenager were granted bail, DNA tests show that the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave aback an East Berbice village were those of the lad. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that specimens taken from the remains and the ...

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America Street money-changer robber jailed

One of the men accused of robbing two America Street money-changers late last year was Friday found guilty and jailed for five years. Troy Abrams was found guilty by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, based on witnesses’ accounts of the lighting conditions, identification of the accused and prior knowledge of Abrams. The charge against Anthony Primo of West Ruimveldt was discontinued ...

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Rape-accused Wauna farmer charged with killing policeman

A North West District farmer was Friday charged with the stabbing death of a policeman more than one month ago at Matthews Ridge while efforts were being made to arrest him. Dennis Marks, 38, of Wauna Creek was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered policeman, Leonard La Rose while acting in the execution of his ...

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Former Guyana High Commissioner to Canada files GYD$49 million lawsuit for wrongful dismissal

Guyana’s former High Commissioner to Canada, Harry Narine Nawbatt is suing the Guyana government for more than GYD$49 million for breach of employment contract. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Nawbatt is suing for damages in excess of  GYD$25 million for breach of contract of employment and special damages for GYD$24,295,104. The former High Commission said he  ...

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