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One of three men charged with cocaine trafficking jailed, fined after pleading guilty

Three men, including one whose father is charged was recently charged with cocaine trafficking, were Tuesday charged with a similar offence after they were intercepted allegedly while engaging in a cocaine transaction. Thirty-seven year old Mohamed Kadir, 33-year old Ryan Gomes and Mark Fowler were arraigned by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan on a cocaine trafficking charge. After Fowler pleaded ...

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Market vendor shot to head while defending wife from banditry

A La Penitence Market vendor was Easter Monday afternoon shot to his head after he tried  in vain to prevent four bandits from robbing his wife, eyewitnesses said. The incident occurred at about 5:30 PM outside Twin’s Drug Store, Saffon Street. Injured is Doodnauth “Hardat” Danrasi of Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara.  The bandits grabbed his wife’s apron containing GY$100,000 ...

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UPDATE: GDF Chief-of-Staff’s personal assistant kills reputed wife, surrenders; Officer interdicted from duty, inquiry launched

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Captain Orwain Sandy, who is the Chief-of-Staff’s Aide-de-Camp, on Saturday shot and killed his reputed wife, Reona Payne, the army confirmed. After the incident that occurred at about 11 AM at Alexander Village, he surrendered to police. Payne worked for several years at Muneshwers Travel Service as a travel agent. She lived at Haslington Village, East ...

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Good Friday murders in Demerara

  Two persons were killed in Demerara on Good Friday, the Guyana Police Force reported. Two suspects in the separate incidents-at Westminster, West Bank Demera and Kitty- have since been arrested. Dead are 20-year old Rosemary of Eccles, East Bank Demerara and 27-year old Taj Andrew Jarvis of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Said to be in her 20’s, Rosemary of ...

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Woman, friend sentenced to death for murder of husband

Two women, one of whom is an American citizen, were Thursday sentenced to death for the 2012 murder of a man who is also an American and the husband of one of the now convicted killers. Berbice High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon handed down the decision after receiving probation reports.   They are United States citizen, 43-year old Hemwattie Abdulla, ...

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Govt orders probe into police killing of three suspected bandits; DPP to pronounce on blame- President Granger

President David Granger on Wednesday said the National Security Committee has instructed that an investigation be conducted into the killing of three suspected bandits at the Georgetown Seawall Road and he also expects an inquest into the incident. “We have ordered an investigation into the circumstances under which the men came to be killed and I believe some action will ...

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Investigation did not rule in or rule out Joint Services in killing of Lindo Creek miners- Head of Police OPR

Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Retired Assistant Commissioner Heeralall Mackanlall on Tuesday said conceded that he was unable to eliminate or implicate the Joint Services in the killing of eight miners at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River 10 years ago. Attorney-at-Law for the Commission of Inquiry, Patrice Henry: Would you agree with me that at ...

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Trio in Corentyne armed robbery surrenders

Three suspects in an armed robbery and shooting on Monday surrendered to police in the company of their lawyer, police said. They are Mathew Ganga “Abel” Prasad, a painter of Lot 95 No.77 Housing Scheme, Corriverton; 21-year old Suraj “Ravi” Kowlessar of Ankerville, Port Mourant and 20-year old Vishal “Michael” Ramdass, a labourer of Lot 157 Ankerville, Port Mourant. Police ...

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Nigel Hughes not surprised at government’s silence on police killing of three suspected bandits

Prominent Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who campaigned for the APNU+AFC coalition to come to power, indicated that he was not surprised that government was silent about the police gunning down of three suspected bank-related robbers. “At the end of the day, governments  tend to want to protect their State agents so whenever they get into office, despite whatever protestations are before ...

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Man remanded for allegedly incurring debt to Palm Court and female taxi driver.

Thirty-two year old Oswin Randy Archer made appearance before Principal Magistrates Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Archer wascharged with obtaining credit by fraud. Particulars of the charge are that he incurred a debt of GY$21,000 by obtaining 8 Guiness, three Henessy shots, four maltas, one serving of chicken and chips, one serving of chicken nuggets and one chicken fried ...

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