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Brazilians claim illegal aircraft found in southern Guyana; report on police collusion completed

The Brazilian-registered aircraft, which landed on an illegal airstrip in North Rupununi two months ago, is being claimed by a company in Brazil, but there has been very little development since, according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “There was some communication between some persons from Brazil that claimed that the aircraft was actually stolen and we asked them to ...

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Burnt human remains found suspected to be those of missing Bloomfield labourer; four in custody

The burnt remains of a man suspected to be those of a missing labourer were Friday afternoon unearthed behind his employer’s home at Number 55 Village, Corentyne. After police earlier reportedly unearthed what were said to be human remains, family members are certain the remains are that of missing laborer, 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie called “Azad”. The labourer has been missing ...

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Cop allegedly stole gun, ammo from police force

Twenty-one year old Kevon Johnson, a serving member of the Guyana Police Force attached to the Tactical Services Unit,  appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to a simple larceny charge. The charge read by Magistrate Judy Latchman stated that on August 27,2017  at the Tactical Service Unit, Eve Leary, he stole one 9mm pistol valued at $375,000 and ...

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Update: Two confess to killing elderly women

        Two of four persons in custody on Friday confessed to killing two elderly women earlier this week at their home at the corner of Albert Street and South Road, a top Guyana Police Force investigator said Friday. A senior police source said two men admitted to investigators that they killed family-friends 88-year old Constance Fraser and 75-year old ...

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Policewoman’s killer commits suicide

The man, who hacked to death a policewoman Thursday morning, hours later committed suicide, Berbice Division Deputy Commander Senior Superintendent,  Edmond Cooper said. He said the body of Clayton “Woody” Anthony was found hanging from a tree at the “waterside” of Number 30 Village, West Coast Berbice. He appeared to have premeditated his action as he fled from neighbours with ...

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Policewoman chopped to death; cutlass found

A Guyana Police Force Woman Sergeant, Keneisha Sheriff was killed Thursday morning at her home at Number 30 Village, West Coast Berbice. Police said her throat was slashed by a man during an altercation. They occupied the same building, but it was not immediately clear whether the two were connected in any way. Sheriff was the Officer-in-Charge of the Registry ...

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Head of SWAT Unit transferred after police force gun, ammo stolen

The Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Lonsdale Withrite has been transferred after his service firearm and vehicle were allegedly stolen from him, but Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine is mum about who has replaced him. Ramnarine said Withrite has been transferred to the East Coast Demerara (‘C’) Division, but he declined ...

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Police guards at Lusignan jail probably culpable for latest escape

Just hours after a remanded prisoner escaped from the Lusignan Prison, the Guyana Police Force suggested that the police guards who were on duty did nothing to prevent the prisoner from fleeing the East Coast Demerara penal facility. Rape-accused, 35-year old Dellon Blake escaped from holding bay two at the jail early Wednesday morning. “From indications at the Prison he used ...

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Rape accused escapes from Lusignan Prison

A prisoner, accused of rape, has escaped from the Lusignan Prison, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said Wednesday. He is Dellon Blake of Kamuni Creek, Demerara River, West Bank Demerara. “He has tear drop tattoo on left side of his face. He cuts cabbage for a living,” the Prisons Director said. Samuels said Blake,35 years old, escaped from holding bay ...

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