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15-year old boy shot at Ghetto Flex Bar, Albouystown

A 15 year-old boy is injured following a Phagwah Day holiday shooting which occurred at Ghetto Flex Bar, Albouystown, Georgetown. The boy of Lot 26 D’Urban Street, Wortmanville, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital by public-spirited citizens and his condition was listed as stable. The incident occurred between 1630 hours and 1700 hours on Thursday. The Guyana Police Force ...

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GBTI claims victim of “abuse of power” in SOCU probe

Hours after Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan threw out a contempt of court case against top executives of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI), that financial institution said it was unnecessarily targeted. “While this unwarranted attack and abuse of power was not without severe and widespread consequences to the sterling institutional image and that of the personal reputation of ...

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Bread vendor killed during home invasion, robbery

Police are probing the early Sunday morning murder of a bread vendor at his Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara home. Investigators gave his identity as 63-year old Clairmont Telesford. Police were told that three masked men entered his home at 101 Republic Drive, Beterverwagting. One of the men was armed with a handgun. Sleuths were told that the victim’s spouse, Shondell ...

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US Virgin Islands court sentences four Guyanese men following seizure of 3,769 kilos of cocaine worth US$71million

Reproduced by VI Consortium ST. CROIX — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36 months, 30 months and 27 months respectively for possession of cocaine on board a vessel, by District Court Judge Wilma ...

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Criminal justice system stakeholders being trained in forensic psychology and sexual offences

Guyana’s legal experts are to be trained in forensic psychology, aimed at applying more natural science techniques in securing convictions for sexual offences and violence against children. The eight-module programme is being supported by the University of Guyana’s (UG) Faculty of Health Sciences, United Nations Children’s Fund, the judiciary, the University of Guyana’s Psychology Task Force and the Caribbean Alliance ...

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Ramjattan assures any elections violence will be quelled; smooth transition if PPP wins; Rohee warns “be careful with the guarantees you’re giving”

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has promised that police would not shoot any protesters and would instead do all it can to maintain peace during and after elections including a smooth change of government if the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is voted back into office. “We gonna try as best not to shoot protesters, as has happened in the ...

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Killed diamond dealer bandit identified; three others arrested

A man who was shot dead Saturday while allegedly attempting to rob a diamond dealership, has been identified as Henry Johanison, a 25-year old miner, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators were told that Johanison was shot dead inside Kay’s Diamond Enterprise Limited at Lot 288 Middle & Thomas Streets, Georgetown at about 12:10 pm. Three suspected accomplices, who were ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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Berbice CID Police cameras stolen

Unknown persons broke into the Criminal Investigations Department at the New Amsterdam Police Station and stole two cameras, a senior police officer said. The officer said no evidence was on the cameras and no one has been arrested so far. “We are looking at everyone,” the officer said when asked whether the suspects were members of the police force or ...

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