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Bus conductor held for mason’s murder

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Rawle Rodrigues, 43 years, a mason of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.  The incident occurred about 9:30 Friday night on Croal Street, in the vicinity of Demico House.  Police said enquiries disclosed that Rawle Rodrigues and two males had an altercation, when he was allegedly stabbed once to his chest ...

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Barry Dataram gets 3 years imprisonment, $60,000 fine for illegal ammo possession while wife freed

While charges have been dropped against reputed wife of convicted drug dealer Barry Dataram, Anjanie Boodnarine, Dataram will have to pay a $60,000 fine and service a concurrent prison sentence of 3 years. The ruling was handed down today by city magistrate, Judy Latchman. Dataram is already serving a 60 months prison sentence for narcotics possession, for which the fresh ...

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Bandits grab GYD$1 million from woman; driver shot

A man was shot during an armed robbery committed on a woman outside Jialing auto store at Charlotte and Oronoque Streets, Georgetown. “A” Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told reporters that at about 12:15 PM police responded to a report of gunshots outside that business premise. He said investigators have so far learned that a male and female  arrivedin ...

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Charges against Omar Sharif halted pending High Court advice

It was a bizarre turn of events today in the Georgetown Magistrate Court as city magistrate Fabayo Azore was stopped from reading charges against former Ministry of the Presidency permanent secretary, Omar Shariff. The entire session lasted less than ten minutes. An agreement of sorts was made between the prosecution and defense regarding an order made by the Chief Justice ...

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Top Lethem councillor accuses Region Nine senior official of sexual assault

An elected senior local government official in Lethem has accused a top appointed  official  of  Region Nine of sexual assault and police have already completed their probe, Divisional Commander, Ravindradat  Budhram said Wednesday. “We have received a report on that and a report has been sent for advice,” Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News. The advice is being sought from the ...

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Pensioner called to make defense for causing death by dangerous driving

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that prima facie case has been established against Andrew Alder, a Guyoil driver charged with causing  the death of Denesh Bissoon by dangerous driving last year. Alder, a pensioner from Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, had pleaded not guilty to the charge previously and was placed on $300,000 bail. Alden was today asked to build his ...

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Major crackdown on Trafficking In Persons coming

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that there would an intensified crackdown on Trafficking In Persons (TIP) during the next two years. “We will increase the number of arrests, charges and convictions of alleged TIP perpetrators by three hundred percent,” Coordinator of the Counter-Trafficking Unit, Tanisha Williams-Corbin told the launch of the 2017—2018 National Plan of Action for the Prevention ...

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