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Schoolboy stabbed to death

Police on Friday say are investigating an alleged murder committed on 15-year-old Derril Wong. The suspect is in custody assisting with the investigation, police added. The incident involving the student of 42 Plaisance, East Coast Demerara occurred on Thursday, September 12, at about 4 p.m. at Graham Street Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. “Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased and ...

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Crime Chief cleared of criminal conduct – Police Commissioner

Deputy Police Commissioner, Lyndon Alves has been cleared of any criminal offence, but Police Commissioner Leslie James suggested that his resumption of duty would depend on clearing up of some administrative matters. “He has been cleared of any criminal conduct,” James told reporters. Pressed on when Alves would be back on the job, the Police Commissioner would only say that ...

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Venezuelan prosecutors to charge Juan Guaido for high treason over relinquishing Essequibo claim

Reproduced from AFP Venezuelan prosecutors said Friday they would charge opposition leader Juan Guaido with “high treason” for planning to renounce the country’s claim to a disputed border area controlled by Guyana. Guaido, the National Assembly speaker who is recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, is being investigated for negotiating to renounce “the historical claim our country ...

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Roger Khan misses anticipated deportation

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan late Thursday night was a no-show in Guyana although he had been due to be deported by the United States (US) to his home-country. There appeared to be very low-level security at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) that seemed to suggest that Khan was no longer coming Thursday night. Sources said Khan ...

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East Demerara man killed

Police say they are investigating an alleged murder committed on 58-year old David Gentle of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred at about 1:30 Monday morning  at Haslington North, East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that Gentle was last seen at a Karaoke at Nabaclis  North, East Coast Demerara He was found lying motionless with wounds about his ...

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PPP lawmaker, former GRDB official freed of fraud charges

Three of seven former officials of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) and the Ministry of Agriculture were Friday freed of fraud charges totalling GYD$362 million, and already defence lawyers are asking the Magistrates’ court to dismiss similar charges against the four others. Freed are former GRDB Director, Nigel Dharamlall, then Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Prema ...

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Dying Guyanese-American man who told cops ‘F–k you’ may have been targeted at weekend house party

Story Reproduced from New York Post  by Larry Celona and Ben Feuerherd Police are investigating whether the killing of a Brooklyn man — who told cops “f—k you, son!” as he lay dying — is connected to a shooting last week at a house party, law enforcement sources told The Post. Investigators believe Arsenio Gravesande — who was shot and killed ...

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Miner kills wife over alleged love affair, attempts suicide

A man on Wednesday afternoon stabbed his wife to death and attempted to commit suicide, but he was arrested and hospitalised under police guard. The dead woman has been identified as 44-year-old Venette Headley-James, a vendor. The incident occurred at her home at 68 Sideline Dam, Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that her husband, 45-year-old Sherlock James stabbed ...

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Minister Keith Scott’s bodyguard shot

Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott’s bodyguard was early Monday morning shot and injured, police said. A senior police officer said Mr. Michael Williams was shot once to his hip and buttock. He underwent surgery and was in stable condition, police added. Williams was reportedly shot by one of two men who jumped off a motorcycle and demanded that ...

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Gov’t takes aim at Roger Khan ahead of his return

The Guyana government has signaled that it has taken aim at convicted drug lord, Roger Khan, who is yet to be deported from the United States where he had served 10 years for trafficking cocaine. Attorney General Basil Williams, in Tuesday night rejecting opposition concerns that he had allegedly threatened post-elections violence if there was no house-to-house registration to create ...

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