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PPP applicant in election court cases commits suicide

Reaz Holladar—the little-known driver of former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, whose name rose to prominence in a number of election court cases in recent weeks—early Saturday morning shot himself dead. “Investigations so far revealed that the victim reportedly shot himself in the head with a handgun in the presence of his spouse and a security ...

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Updated: Bartica woman axed to death at airstrip; husband found with self-inflicted wounds

A 37-year-old woman was chopped to death with an axe at the Bartica airstrip and her husband has since been arrested with severe self-inflicted wounds, police said. The dead woman, who was a teacher, has been identified as Natoya Speede. Her husband, who was hospitalised at the Bartica Hospital under police guard,  is Orin King. The Region Seven Divisional Police ...

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Jealous businessman allegedly kills Linden couple

A Linden businessman is a prime suspect in the killing of his ex-partner and her partner at her home Wednesday night, police said. Dead are 49-year-old Imogene Gordon of 117 Prosville Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden and 43-year old Royston John, a carpenter of Prosville Housing Scheme, Wismar, Linden and Kildonan Village, Corentyne, Berbice. A knife suspected to be the murder ...

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PPP election commissioners to boycott GECOM meetings until court cases end

The three pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) election commissioners Saturday night vowed to boycott all meetings of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) until the court rules on whether the Region Four election results must be verified before they are declared. “We will not respond to any such or further invitations from the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield or Chairman of Guyana ...

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Protester shot dead while chopping policemen in Guyana post-election violence

A protester at Cotton Tree Public Road, West Coast Berbice, was shot dead by police after he was seen chopping two other policemen who fled after their ammunition ran out while trying to disperse People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters angered at the declaration of unverified results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). “The ranks were then attacked by a group of men ...

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Witnesses to violent crimes killed -Granger

Presidential candidate for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger says witnesses to major crimes have been extra-judicially killed. Addressing more than 30,000 supporters at D’urban Park, he suggested that that has made it difficult to solve crimes from 2002 to 2008. “We are trying to get to the bottom of the crime but they kill out ...

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Prisoner escapes from Mazaruni prison

A prisoner, who is a trustee at the Mazaruni Prison, Saturday afternoon escaped from that penal facility. He has been identified as 29-year-old Christopher Punch of Lot 28 El Dorado Village, West Coast Berbice. Punch was serving a nine-year jail term for simple larceny and attempted larceny. The Guyana Police Force says he escaped from the Mazaruni Prison while attending ...

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Gary Best to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best is to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. The Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers recommended to police that Best be charged with the offence. The DPP received the file on Tuesday and it was returned on Wednesday. His ...

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Police seek legal advice on Gary Best in Jude Bentley road accident

Seventeen days after a vehicle driven by former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best struck down and killed a cyclist, police on Tuesday submitted a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice, a source disclosed. Relatives, friends and supporters of the dead cyclist, Jude Bentley, have been agitating for ...

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