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Police probing shooting outside Tower hotel

Police are investigating a shooting incident outside Tower Suites, Main Street, Georgetown early Sunday morning. Police said the victim was taken to a private hospital and he was treated for a “superficial injury.” Investigators have obtained the name of the person, who was shot, but up to late Sunday was unable to contact him. No one has been detained in ...

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Man held with “VCR-gun” after threatening to kill mom

A man from Vigilance, East Coast Demerara has been arrested after police said they uncovered a handgun concealed in a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). He reportedly threatened to kill his mother, police said. The 22-year old man, police said, has since admitted to being in possession of the .32 pistol at his home Police said the 22 year old self-employed ...

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Kaieteur News ‘grenade attack’ trio to stand trial at High Court, denied bail

Chief Georgetown Magistrate Ann McLennan has ruled prima facie cases have been established against the trio charged in connection with the grenade-throwing incident at Kaieteur News’s Saffon Street office, and the men will stand trial at the High Court. Alfie Garraway, 36, of Lot 71 Norton Street; Janiel Howard, 20, of Lot 322 Section C Turkeyen and Leroy Williams, 25, ...

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Cornelia Ida elderly woman murder, rape case moved to Leonora Court

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has transferred the murder/rape case of 46-year-old Jaipauk Jitlall of Anna Catherina to the Leonora Magistrates Court for January 10. Jitlall was accused of raping and murdering 80-year-old Cornelia Ida woman, who was believed to be mentally ill. Her body was found in a hammock October last in her zinc-sheet home with multiple stab wounds to ...

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Magistrate Daly recuses self from Carvil Duncan $27M case

City Magistrate Leron Daly has recused herself from presiding over the case of former GPL board director, Carvil Duncan which came before her this morning. Duncan was charged earlier last year with conspiring with another, former GPL deputy CEO Aeshwar Deonarine, to steal $27.7M from the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated. Both Duncan and Deonarine were charged in January 2016 ...

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Antigua-bound Guyanese woman held with cocaine

A 24-year old Guyanese woman, on her way to Antigua  was Wednesday morning arrested with more than four kilogrammes of cocaine in her possession. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said that was his agency’s  first drug seizure for the new year. She has been identified as Clarabel Thompson. At the time of her arrest, she was ...

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Two arrested for gunning down of gamecock gamblers

Guyanese police have arrested two men in connection with the gunning down of a poultry dealer and a cattle farmer early Sunday night. “Two male suspects have been taken into custody and are assisting with the investigation,” police said in a statement.  The incident occured at about 7 PM on  the 1stJanuary,2017, at Humphrey’s Street, Friendship, East Bank Demerara. Dead ...

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BREAKING: Gamecock gamblers shot dead

Two cousins were New Year’s Day shot dead shortly after leaving a game cock gambling location at Friendship, East Bank Demerara. One of them has been identified as a chicken vendor at Bourda Market named David “Fix Up” Singh. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the victims were gambling earlier at a cockfighting session at Friendship. Singh died on ...

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