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Bartica housewife caught with cocaine, marijuana- police

A 59-year old woman, who was allegedly in possession of almost four kilogrammes of marijuana and cocaine, was early Saturday morning arrested. Members of the Guyana Police Force swooped down on a house at 36 Old Housing Scheme and arrested Roxanne Carrington, a housewife. Lawmen said they found 2.555 kilogrammes and 1.451 grammes of cocaine in a brown carton and a ...

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Prime suspects arrested for missing Corentyne businessman, charred remains found

Berbice police have unearth what they believe are the burnt remains of a Corentyne businessman who went missing two months ago and two suspects remained in custody on Saturday, Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said. “We have what are the charred remains,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Missing since April 18, 2018 and feared dead is Saeed “Sayo” Hamid ...

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Former policeman, accomplice jailed for armed robbery

A former policeman and his accomplice have been jailed for a gunpoint robbery committed on a gold miner at the Mackenzie Market last year December. The former policeman, 38-year old Timothy Waldron, was Thursday found guilty of the offence, jailed for five years and fined GY$100,000. His sentencing came 12 days after his accomplice, 29-year old Shawn Archibald, changed his ...

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Corentyne farmer stabs woman to death

A woman, who lived at Limlair Village, Corentyne, was late Wednesday night stabbed to death and her assailant has attempted to commit suicide. The Guyana Police Force said he has since been admitted to the Port Mourant Hospital under guard. The woman has been identified as 28-year old Tovanie Simmons of 2nd Street, Limlair. Sources identified the attacker as 30-year ...

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Marijuana plant found at Lusignan Prison

A three-hour search of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara has uncovered, among other items, a marijuana plant. “One small cannabis plant and a quantity of ziplock bags,” were among the listed prohibited items found at the jail. This suggests that marijuana is being grown at that penitentiary. Prior to the destruction of the Georgetown Prison by fire, a raid ...

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Bandits tie up pensioner in bedroom, steal car, other items valued GY$3.5 million

Armed bandits early Tuesday morning invaded a couple’s home and tied up a pensioner before they loaded his car with several items, all valued GY$3,540,000, and fled the scene, police sources said. The incident occurred at about 1:45 AM at the Kuru-Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden Highway residence of 61-year Frederick Mc David and his 57-year old wife, Denise Mc David. Mrs. Mc ...

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Husband beaten, wife raped during home invasion, robbery

Bandits early Tuesday morning invaded a home at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo where they beat a man, raped his wife and threatened to kill their screaming two-year old son, police and other sources said. Two prime suspects have since been arrested, after they fled to further into Zeelugt. One of the perpetrators is still at large. The 34 year old ...

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GDF officer involved in fatal accident failed alcohol level test; unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim’s person- police

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) confirmed that a senior military officer struck down a pedestrian and killed him Sunday night. Lieutenant (Coast Guard) Eson Trim is “currently assisting the police with their investigations” into an alleged fatal accident which resulted in the death of 35-year Roopchand Ramkellowan, the army said. The Guyana Police Force said the 28-year old member of ...

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Policemen among several arrested after unlicensed gun found nearby

Two policekmen were among seven persons arrested after a handgun was found near the area where they were gambling, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. One of the two lawmen, the force said, has been interdicted from duty and is reportedly renting a ‘mobile outlet’ at Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara where the arrests took place. The law enforcement ...

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Integrity Commissions of Guyana, other Caribbean countries want corruption on CARICOM agenda

Guyana’s Integrity Commission is among several other similar bodies in the Caribbean that have called on the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to put  graft and corruption on their agenda and craft Commissioner harmonised legislation to tackle the scourge. The decision to urge Caribbean leaders to put the thorny issue on their agenda was taken at the just concluded meeting of ...

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