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Updated: Woman beaten, chopped to death by ex husband

One month after a man was deported from neighbouring Suriname, he killed his ex wife after she rejected his overtures, a family member of the woman said. Forty-year old Minty Karamchand, a mother of five,  was beaten and chopped to death by her ex- husband at their home located at Lot 19 Sheet Anchor Village, East Canje, Berbice, police confirmed. ...

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Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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Guyana parking meter official charged in New York in connection with shooting child

One of the principals of Smart City Solutions (SCS), which enjoys an 80-percent stake in a parking meter deal with Georgetown’s Mayor and City Council, has been charged in New York in connection with the accidental shooting of a 1o-year old child. Semion Mosheshvili, 42, of Hewlett, N.Y., pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession ...

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Barbados-bound “Roach” arrested with cocaine pellets- CANU

A Mahaicony man allegedly swallowed almost 600 grammes to take to Barbados, but he was arrested at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said in a statement. Investigators said Randolph “Roach”Muri of Lot 3L Enterprise, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara was held on Sunday, June 18, 2017 shortly before boarding a plane to the Caribbean ...

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Woman, who stole her employer’s money because salary was insufficient, jailed

A woman was Monday jailed for 36 months after pleading guilty to an embezzlement charge because her salary during the probationary period was insufficient. Twenty-eight year old Ronella Tashanna Junor stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman where the charge of embezzlement was read to her. Junor accepted the charge read to her which stated that between March on and June ...

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Alleged chain snatcher deemed medically unfit for trial

Orseno Benn, an alleged chain snatcher, was Monday deemed medically unfit to stand trial after he was evaluated by psychiatrist Dr. Biro Harry. Dr. Harry, in his testimony, told the court that Benn had been seeking psychiatric evaluation for the past two years and noted that not much improvements were made and as such he suggested that Benn continues to ...

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Donald Ramotar defends fired drugs czar; says DEA had confidence in him

Former President Donald Ramotar Friday afternoon defended James Singh who has been fired as Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), saying the former drugs czar had a very fruitful relationship with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). “I was one who had asked the DEA to set up an office here. Whenever I met with the officers of ...

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US revokes visas of two PPP parliamentarians, others

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) late Thursday night said the United States has revoked visitor visas from two of its parliamentarians and several other persons on fraud-related charges. The two PPP legislators -Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall-, according to the PPP recently received letters from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown “informing them that their non-immigrant visas ...

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