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US seeks forfeiture of hotelier “Big Head” Lovell’s property; DEA trailed cocaine-smuggling plot to The Netherlands

The United States (US) has ordered Guyanese hotelier, Shervington ‘Big Head’ Lovell and other alleged co-conspirators in cocaine trafficking to forfeit a range of properties. Lovell, Agimero Zapata Castro, and Surinamese Steven Antonious have been charged with violating US maritime drug enforcement laws between April and July, 2018 in Guyana, Jamaica, Colombia , the high seas an elsewhere. In the grand ...

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Guyana’s cross-dressing law unconstitutional- CCJ rules

Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional. The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, is to ...

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Fire fighters questioned for allegedly stealing from crashed jet

The captain of the ill-fated Fly Jamaica Airlines jet that made an emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport alleged that several personal items were stolen from the plane, police said. Police and fire officials  said at least nine fire fighters were being questioned by investigators in connection with the reported theft. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the pilot ...

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Large quantity of illegal pesticides seized

Inspection and Enforcement Officers of the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), in collaboration with the Guyana Police Force, on Sunday last thwarted a major smuggling operation and confiscating approximately 300 kilograms of illegal or unregistered pesticides, the Ministry of Agriculture said Monday. The operation which took place at approximately 23:00hrs, saw inspectors of the authority along with officers ...

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Updated: Electrician beheaded by brother-in-law

An electrician was beheaded at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, allegedly by his brother-in-law, police confirmed. The victim has been identified as 39-year old Justin Peterkin of Paradise Village, East Coast Demerara. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman said the suspected killer has since been arrested. The incident ocurred at about 08:30hrs Monday at his father-in-law’s home located at 1323 ...

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Timehri prison officers, prisoner stabbed during prison fracas

Three prison officers and a disruptive prisoner at the Timehri Prison were Saturday morning injured during the fracas that began Friday night, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said an investigation has since been launched and by police and prison authorities. Samuels said a convicted murderer stabbed a remanded murder  accused with an improvised weapon. The Prisons Director said ...

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“Souse Mouth” shot dead after carjacking

One of two bandits, who had earlier stolen a taxi driver’s car and escaped, was killed after he opened fire at police who cornered them during a second escape bid, the Guyana Police Force said. The dead man has been identified as 27-year old Melroy “Souse Mouth” Solomon of Titus Street,Agricola, East Bank Demerara. Police said he was previously charged ...

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Lusignan Prison escapee recaptured

Dexroy Pollard, one of the three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Holding Bay, on the East Coast Demerara on October 15, is in custody, government’s Department of Public Information said. The 29-year-old Wales resident was recaptured by public-spirited citizens on the West Bank of Demerara on Thursday. Pollard was among the three inmates who escaped the Lusignan holding bay ...

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