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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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Woman, charged for death of husband, granted bail

A woman, who admitted to being responsible for the death of her  husband, was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of manslaughter. Appearing before  City Magistrate  Daly, 28-year old Melissa Silas was not required to plea to the indictable charge and she was granted GY$200,000 bail. Silas has to return to court on June 18, 2018. Silas is accused of causing ...

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Prison officers arrested after collecting marijuana at hospital

Two Guyanese  prison officers were arrested Sunday night after they allegedly collected one pound of marijuana from a civilian at the Georgetown Public Hospital where they were on duty. Director of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels said one of the prison officers has since admitted to having been paid GY$20,000 to  collect a parcel. “A prison officer admitted to collecting the item ...

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Alleged human trafficking victims in protective custody

Eight of sixteen young ladies  who were rescued during a raid executed by the Guyana Police Force (GPF), are currently under protective care and are assisting with investigations for alleged Trafficking in Persons. Those arrested were 14 Venezuelans, one Cuban and one from the Dominican Republic- The young ladies between ages 15 to 35, were rescued from a house in ...

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Woman admits to responsibility for husband’s death

A 28-year-old mother of three of Soesdyke Back Road, East Bank Demerara on Friday admitted she strangled her husband twelve days ago, police said. The Guyana Police Force indicated that she confessed to killing Julian Anthony Reberio, 32 years, after an autopsy showed he was strangled on May 13, 2018 at about 3 AM. “Asphyxiation due to compression injuries to ...

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Wife, husband in murder-suicide

A man, who stabbed to death his common-law wife, on Friday morning died about seven hours later as a result of carbon tablets he ingested, police said. Dead are Deorani ‘Priya’ Dyal, 20 years, a housewife of 123 Hope Low Land, East Coast Demerara and and Doodnauth Ramlall died. Dyal was stabbed to death at about 9:30 AM and 28-year ...

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Guyana wants to question seven persons in Suriname about deadly piracy attack

Guyana wants Suriname to send several Guyanese back home to be questioned by local police about last month’s piracy attack, Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan said Friday. He said, through Police Commissioner David Ramnarine, a request for mutual  assistance would be dispatched to Suriname “for the witnesses to come over to Guyana and  to be cross-examined by our CID ...

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Caribbean Court’s incoming President wants coordinated overhaul of “broken” criminal justice system; says inconsistent rule of law major barrier to Guyana’s prosperity

Incoming President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Justice Adrian Saunders Thursday night declared that the inconsistent application of the rule of law in Guyana is a major barrier to the country becoming the most prosperous country in the region. Delivering a presentation on the topic “The Rule of Law and the Caribbean Court of Justice” at the University of ...

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