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Suspects in separate robberies arrested

Less than one day after a minibus driver was chopped, shot and robbed at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, one of the prime suspects was arrested at a neighbouring village, police sources said. Investigators nabbed 32-year old Kevin “Orwin” Peters at Sparendaam, a village immediately east of Plaisance. Said to be a welder, the suspect lives at 79 Graham Street, Plaisance. ...

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Juvenile,Bang and Kevin wanted for injuring, robbing minibus driver

A minibus driver was shot and chopped about his body by bandits who robbed him of GY$14,000 while he was at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, police said. Injured and hospitalised is 37-year old Alfred Braithwaite of South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara. He told police that at about 6:45 Saturday evening, he was standing in front of a Superbet shop ...

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Soldier, accomplice robbed Prison Officer- police

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier and another man have been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery of a Chief Prison Officer, police said. Investigator said the Corporal and the man allegedly robbed the Chief Prison Officer at about 1 AM Saturday on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara by four men one of whom was armed ...

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GDF increases presence nearer Guyana-Venezuela border to curb criminal activities

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has begun moving troops closer to the Guyana-Venezuela border amid reports of heavily armed Venezuelan ‘Sindicato’ gangs and curb the smuggling of illegal guns for food, officials said. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Guyana was aware of violent incidents, including the beheading of persons, by Sindicatos. “We have had several reports in that area ...

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Victim-friendly police stations being constructed

The Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) will facilitate the construction of 18 victim-friendly police stations which are slated to be completed by the end of 2018. With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), government said those stations are being redesigned to address the capacity issues in responding to crime and violence within the country, which includes physical violence against ...

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New Amsterdam Town Council, police shut down illegal funeral parlour

The New Amsterdam Municipality and police on Thursday said they were forced to stop all operations at a building located at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam, which they said was being used to store dead bodies. According to an environmental official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the investigation came days after the Municipality’s Health Department had received numerous complaints by ...

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‘False start’ of Lindo Creek massacre inquiry

The first round of public hearings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre was Thursday postponed until further notice due to the absence of witnesses. Chairman of the Inquiry retired Justice Donald Trotman today informed journalists and special invitees that the commission was forced to adjourn the hearing because of the lack of witnesses and prerequisites. ...

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Sam Hinds’ “counter-force” remarks raise serious questions; inquiries into massacres won’t “demoralise or destabilise” police force- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds’ talk of the formation of a covert “counter-force” to fight heavily armed criminals has raised several questions, and that the several planned Commissions of Inquiry into massacres are aimed at improving the force’s operations. “Numerous questions arise from these careless remarks: who comprised, who commanded, who controlled that counter-force,” ...

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Mother arrested after daughter busted with cocaine- CANU

[fA woman was among three persons arrested after her 19-year old daughter, who she accompanied to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, was allegedly busted with cocaine in her handbag, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The anti-drug agency said the young woman, who lives on the East Coast Demerara,  was scheduled to travel to the United States She was accompanied ...

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Two charged with murder of America Street money-changer

  Two men were Tuesday charged with the murder of America Street money-changer Shawn “Fabulous” Nurse. Those charged are 24-year old Kerwin Cordel “Buffy” DosSantos  of East La Penitence Squatting Area and 24-year old George “Gregory” Hope of HUU Freeman Street, East La Penitence. Police said they murdered Nurse in the course or furtherance of a robbery. The accused appeared ...

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