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No current extradition request for Barry Dataram – US Ambassador

The United States (US) prefers to allow Guyana to first punish drug lord, Barry Dataram before considering whether to renew an interest in him answering cocaine trafficking charges on American soil. “We do not have any other charges currently against him in the United States,” American Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News. “Right ...

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Car used by bandits at Rohee’s residence found

A car that was used by three  gun-toting bandits to escape with a quantity of valuables from former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee’s house was Wednesday found abandoned on Croal Street, Georgetown. Police said they are reviewing surveillance footage obtained, and “several latent prints” were uplifted from the house and the car. No arrests have been made. The robbery occurred ...

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Fraud-accused Hassan may be sent off GRDB’s top post

The General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Nizam Hassan could be sent off the job later this week, days after he was arraigned on an indictable fraud charge. Hassan is on GYD$250,000 bail in connection with alleged fraud in relation to the construction of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC) building on Robb and Alexander Streets, Georgetown. ...

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Wanted men arrested after spotted in abandoned house

Two men, one of whom is a convicted felon on the run for robbery under arms, were Tuesday afternoon apprehended by police in Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.’ One of the men was identified as Godfrey Lynch, 19 years, of Agricola, East Bank Demerara, who had several brushes with the law and who was sentenced to 56  months imprisonment ...

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Suspect held in GYD$3.2 M burglary at Bartica’s Deputy Mayor’s store

The prime suspect, who last Sunday morning broke into the Variety Store of Bartica’s Deputy Mayor, Kamal Persaud, and carted off several valuable items worth GYD$3.2 million dollars, was Tuesday morning arrested. Persaud praised police and residents of Bartica for collaborating in apprehending the suspect who once lived at Cool Breeze which was recently affected by a fire and later on ...

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Former New GMC General Manager, several others charged with fraud

The former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and a number of Directors of a Trinidadian construction company were Monday charged with alleged fraud based on the findings of a forensic audit. Hassan , which is currently the General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, is jointly charged with Ministry of Agriculture Engineer, Hanniel ...

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Corentyne labourer charged with hacking woman to death

The Corentyne man, who almost beheaded a woman and placed the blood-dripping cutlass at a Hindu altar, was Monday remanded to prison a charge of murder. Jainarine “Payo” Balgobin, 39, was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by New Amsterdam Magistrate, Alex Moore. Police said the Albion Estate labourer last week Wednesday, ...

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Father charged with stealing GYD$1 million in cash and items

A father of seven is now on remand after appearing before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on two charges of armed robbery. It is alleged that on June 26, 2016 at Georgetown, armed with a gun, Patrick Smith robbed Gunraj Brijlall of cash and items valued over GYD 775,000. The second allegation is on the same date in Georgetown, he robbed Carletta ...

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Trinidadian fraud accused held in Guyana on similar charges

by Abigail Semple A Trinidadian man, who has been allegedly involved in a number of fraud matters in his country, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court Friday on two counts of fraud. The first charge against Anthony Nestor is that between April 1 and April 15, 2016 at Campbellville Georgetown, he incurred a debt of GYD$260, 824 at Brandsville Hotel. ...

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Jagdeo tells Granger it’s time for “mother of all inquiries”

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday challenged President David Granger to bring on the mother of all inquiries into periods of violence in Guyana. “We should do the mother of all inquiries and then examine the role of individuals in that period,”  the former Guyanese leader said in debating President David Granger’s latest address to the Parliament. Quoting a section ...

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