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Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana after huge cocaine-in-rice bust

A Surinamese rice exporter was shot dead in Guyana, days after law enforcement agents in Suriname busted 2,300 kilogrammes of cocaine in a shipment of rice that was destined for France, his lawyer in Suriname said. Nintender Oemwarsingh, who owned Nivash Rice in Suriname, was found dead on the Number 63 foreshore on Monday, his lawyer Irvin Kanhai said. Guyana’s Deputy ...

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Marijuana, hemp decriminalisation on Guyana’s election agenda

A day after the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) promised to decriminalise cultivation of marijuana and hemp, Guyanese police announced in a statement they destroyed another marijuana farm. The latest marijuana cultivation destruction also prompted criticism by a government spokesman in his personal capacity. “On the one hand small farmers in Jamaica are to begin profiting from marijuana cultivation while ...

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Guyana protests Canadian High Commission alleged complicity in attempted toppling of gov’t

The Foreign Ministry has lodged a blistering protest with Canada over the alleged complicity by its High Commission in Guyana in an attempt to  topple the David Granger-led administration after its diplomatic security officer accompanied former government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud to a waiting plane hours after he voted to pass an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. “The evidence suggests that the High ...

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Thieves tie up guards, cart off safe from NIS Melanie Damishana office, return gun, keep bullets

Thieves early Tuesday morning tied up two guards at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) branch at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, and carted off a safe containing GYD$600,000, police said. A Guyana Police Force officer said three men tied up the guards, took away a firearm belonging to one of the guards and then entered the building. The incident occurred ...

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‘Son’ arrested for killing of GDF officer

The man, who allegedly stabbed and killed a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier, on Wednesday surrendered to police in the company of his lawyer, the police force said. The man, only known as ‘Son’, walked into the Whim Police Station in the company of Attorney-at-Law Chandra Sohan. Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant Mark Bagot, 24, was stabbed in the region of ...

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Corentyne brothers killed by armed robbers

Two brothers were killed Old Year’s Night 2018 when they resisted three armed robbers at their Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne residence, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead are 45-year old Premchand Samaroo and Harricharran Samaroo, who were labourers. “Investigations revealed that the victims were together under the house conversing when the suspects with weapons brandished, pounced and demanded cash and other ...

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Updated: Toshao beheaded by son-in-law while intervening in domestic dispute

A Toshao in western Guyana was early New Year’s Day 2019 killed by his son-in-law when he intervened in a domestic dispute between his daughter and her husband, police aid. Interior Police Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Kevin Adonis  confirmed the incident and said that a team has been dispatched to the area. Dead is Toshao Solomon Lewis. “Initial investigations revealed ...

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“Quarters” arrested for gunning down man near City Hotel

A suspect in the early Sunday morning gunning down of a Suriname-born Guyanese man in Georgetown was arrested hours later, police sources said. The suspect has been identified as 26-year old Winston “Quarters” Wade of 59 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed the arrest. Sources said Wade was arrested at Springlands, Corentyne, near the Guyana-Suriname border. ...

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34 votes needed to pass no-confidence motion; Charrandas Persaud’s Canadian citizenship also cited – gov’t sources

The Guyana Government on Saturday appeared set to challenge the outcome of the no-confidence vote on several grounds, official sources said. Citing a number of legal authorities, an opinion prepared for the government states that a no-confidence motion can be passed by only a minimum of 34 votes or 50 percent of the House plus one. That is because according ...

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