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GRA officers shot while attempting to intercept smuggled items

Two of three officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) were shot and injured while preparing to intercept a car with smuggled chicken and alcoholic beverages, the agency said. The GRA did not say how serious were the injuries and whether anyone was hospitalised. Police have been called in and  the Authority said several persons have been arrested. A number of ...

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Driver, conductor of overloaded minibus convicted

A minibus driver and conductor on Friday pleaded guilty to a string of offences after police nabbed them in response to a Facebook video that showed the vehicle was overloaded with schoolchildren. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said the driver, Leon Jaggernaught, 38 of Laluni Highway and conductor Joshua Khan, 22, of 560 Golden Grove East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty ...

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Woman’s suspected extra-marital affair probably triggered murder-suicide

An East Berbice man killed his wife and daughter before committing suicide probably because he suspected that his wife was in a relationship with another man, the surviving 11-year old son suggested to police. Forty-one year old Jainraine “Rado” Seetaram of  1078 Glasgow Housing Scheme, East Bank Berbice  bludgeoned and stabbed his wife, 38-year old Binowattie Seetaram and daughter 20-year ...

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Man hangs self after killing wife, daughter

A man, who stabbed his wife and daughter to death at their East Berbice home, was later found hanging from a rope at an abandoned house, villagers and police sources said. The body of the man, whose only name given was ‘Rado’, was found hanging below a house located a short distance away from his residence at Glasgow, East Bank ...

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Bandits cart off GY$13 million worth raw gold, shoot security guard at interior mining camp

Armed, masked foreign language-speaking bandits shot and injured a guard before carting off 50 ounces of raw gold worth GY$13 million, two guns and other items from a gold mining camp at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River, police sources said. Investigators said when the bandits opened fire, the guard named Stephen Hall, 55 years, of Section B Great Diamond, was ...

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‘Otisha’ charged with sexual offence

Homosexual  and outspoken gay rights activist, Otis “Otisha” Pearson was Friday charged with a sexual offence he allegedly committed last year on a teenage boy. The forty-year old Pearson of 61 Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge. City Magistrate, Leron Daly granted Pearson GY$300,000 bail and ordered that he return to court om ...

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GRA seizes GY$6 million in smuggled liquor

The Guyana Revenue Authority said it seized  GY$6 million worth of smuggled liquor. The 50 cases of  foreign alcohol were seized by the GRA’s Law Enforcement and Investigation Division (LEID) from an unnamed location on the East Coast Demerara on May 30, 2018, the authority said. One person was arrested and subsequently put on bail, the GRA said. “The GRA ...

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BREAKING: Berbice fisherman charged with murder in Suriname piracy attack

A well-known Berbice fisherman, who is already facing two armed robbery charges, was Wednesday arraigned for the murder of a Guyanese fisherman off the coast of Suriname late last month. Guyana’s Anti-Piracy Act allows for persons to be charged and prosecuted for such related offences they are accused of committing in other countries. Nakool “Fyah” Manohar of 43 Joppa Dam ...

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