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Rice farmer loses $25M in Corentyne fire -arson suspected

A rice farmer is now contemplating his next move after losing over GYD$20 million in a fire suspected to be started by an arsonist gutted his two story wooden and concrete home Friday  evening. 78-year-old Marvin Duncan of 135 A’ Mibicuri South, Blackbush Polder, Corentyne relayed to Demerara Waves Online that he was not at home at the time of ...

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Former Rice Board General Manager, Board Director on more fraud charges

Former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Jagnarine Singh and a former Board Director of that semi-autonomous state-owned agency were Friday arraigned on 34 additional fraud charges. Former Director, Ricky Ramraj and Singh were each granted GYD$1 million bail by Chief magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force said the two  ...

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Former New GMC General Manager, engineer’s wife walk free from fraud charges

Former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and the wife of a Ministry of Agriculture Engineer were freed of fraud charges because of a lack of evidence. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan on Friday ruled that the case against Hassan and Felicia De Souza-Madramootoo be dismissed because the prosecution failed to provide evidence to support ...

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Former Rice Board General Manager, and Director face 32 fraud charges

Former Managing Director of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Jagnarine Singh and a former director of that agency, Madanlall Ramraj were Thursday charged with allegedly defrauding that entity of more than GYD$8 million. Attorney-at-Law, Glen Hanoman, who is representing Singh, said also facing the joint charge is former GRDB accountant, Peter Ramcharran who is facing extradition proceedings in Canada based ...

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Gun-toting bandits storm East Canje Bar

Three armed bandits on Tuesday night carted off with an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery from an East Canje, Berbice bar. Proprietor of the business located in Canefield, 43-year-old Drupattie Azeez, told Demerara Waves Online News that around 8:00 pm, they were in the process of closing the shop when her 25-year-old daughter was confronted by one of the ...

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Guyana Defence Force soldier dies in Lethem road accident

Police said they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 2:20 Wednesday morning on the Lethem Public Road that resulted in the death of pedestrian Devon Fraser, 28, a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal of Buxton, East Coast Demerara. “Investigation revealed that the deceased was in the company of another walking on the eastern side heading south when Motorcycle ...

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Nine homeless after husband stabs wife, sets house on fire

A man stabbed his wife, set their Newtown, Georgetown house on fire which spread to a nearby house, leaving the two buildings destroyed and several persons homeless. The late Tuesday night fire started at Da Silva Street, Newtown and quickly spread to the house immediately west on the corner with De Abreu Street. A preliminary estimate is that nine persons ...

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City policemen fired over sexual act with detained juvenile; national police called in

Two members of Georgetown’s City Constabulary were Tuesday fired in connection with the alleged sexual act with a juvenile who was detained. In letters signed by Town Clerk, Royston King those dismissed include the alleged perpetrator, Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. “This is due to your gross misconduct” between August 22 and August 23, 2017 “at the Regent Street Outpost where ...

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Man charged with the murder of Saga

A man was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of well-known City businessman, Godfrey “Saga” Scipio last as he was about to enter a city hotel with a female friend. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan read the charge to Aubrey Bobb, an ex-convict for armed robbery. He was not required to plea because the charge is an indictable one that ...

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