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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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Another person arrested for stealing GTT’s cable

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) Thursday said another person was arrested for theft of its cable, this time at a scrap-metal dealer in Albouystown, Georgetown. The telecommunications company said GTT Security and law enforcement officers to Pasha’s Scrap Yard in Albouystown where a purchaser of stolen GTT cable was apprehended around 11:30 Wednesday night( September 22,2017. Only last ...

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First batch of Natural Resource Wardens told don’t become “powerful” or “stand for nonsense”

Guyana on Thursday rolled out its first batch of natural resources wardens with full police powers to enforce environmental and and conservation laws in the natural resources sector, but they were charged by Police Commissioner David Ramnarine not to become powerful. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said the rangers would be responsible for intercepting the illicit trade in wild ...

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New York court jails Guyanese man for nearly beheading wife in Queens

(DNAInfo).-QUEENS, NEW YORK — A man who attacked his wife last December on a Richmond Hill street, nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison, prosecutors said Wednesday. Prem Rampersaud, 51, who lived in Guyana but was temporarily staying with a friend in South Jamaica, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in ...

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Suspected East Bank Demerara serial robber arrested, charged

A man, who robbed three women during early Tuesday morning on the East Bank Demerara has been arrested and charged with six counts of robbery under arms. The Guyana Police Force said Dillion Joel Dublin, 27, unemployed, of 96 Nelson Street, Mocha was Wednesday “positively identified by the victims” and he would be arraigned shortly before a magistrate. The women told ...

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Man jailed for damaging Minister Harmon’s house

A man, who admitted to damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s house, was Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment. Thirty year old Samuel Greene of Guyhoc Park admitted to committing the offence at Harmon’s property. The unrepresented man stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge read that on September 15 at Guyhoc Park, he ...

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Violence by Psychiatric Hospital patients triggers nurses’ sit-in over poor working conditions

Nurses at the National Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in over the dangerous conditions they are facing at that mental health facility where several patients violently broke two walls late Monday night. When this publication visited the health institution at Canje, Berbice, the Hospital Administrator, Luanne Sulker, said she was not permitted to speak to the media about the ...

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Small group of prisoners refuse ‘granny’, demand steak for breakfast

Prisoners at the Georgetown Prison Tuesday morning kicked doors and behaved disorderly to demand steak for breakfast, but the minor unrest was quelled after senior security sector officers spoke with them, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said about 12 of the inmates there kicked doors, saying they wanted the special meat cut for breakfast. “Situation under control. The ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like”  objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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Drunken policeman arrested for latest reported road death

A Guyana Police Force Lance Corporal, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, on Monday remained under close arrest in connection with the death of a 20-year old woman. Investigators said the 39- year old man, who is based at Force Headquarters, was driving his personal vehicle bearing licence number PSS 3984. The policeman, who resides at Cummings Lodge, East ...

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