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Man killed during ‘friendly fight’ with friend

Police are investigating the death of two men on Guyana’s coast after they were killed in separate incidents on in the last 24 hours. According to Police, at about 15:00 hrs on Friday 39-year-old  Nafasie Edghill, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was at Mon Repos, ECD, when he became involved in a playful scuffle with a friend. Police said the ...

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Updated: 5 injured as bandits storm Hotel Ramada casino; one arrested

Five persons including one police officer are now nursing gunshot wounds after armed men stormed the Hotel Ramada Casino at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD). Police officials have confirmed that just after 3:30 on Friday morning , the four men stormed the building brandishing weapons and demanding cash. It has been confirmed that while monies were taken away during the ...

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Prisoners set fire to Golden Grove Police Station

Police say that prisoners being held at the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara Police Station managed to set fire to the station lockups after being denied cigarettes. According to a statement from the police at about 06:30 hrs on Thursday prisoners in the lockups were taken out of their cells by the police to shower themselves. At the conclusion of ...

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Security guard chopped to death by store burglars

About 2245h. last night Wednesday April 27, 2016, security guard Sattaur Kadeer, 53 years, of Foulis, ECD, was on duty at the Best Buy Hardware Store at Bladen Hall, ECD, when he challenged two men who had entered the compound from the back, police said.   During this, he was attacked by the men who dealt him several chops about ...

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Kwame McCoy slapped with three charges over 2011 Benschop assault

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist Kwame McCoy has once again been hauled before the courts; this time over allegations of assault against political activist Mark Benschop. McCoy on Wednesday appeared before the Providence Magistrate’s Court where he was made to answer charges of assault, damage to property, and larceny. He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read ...

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Woman charged with exciting hostility to Pres Granger

A woman was Tuesday charged with exciting hostility and ill to President David Granger under Guyana’s Racial Hostility Act by communicating certain messages via Facebook and WhatsApp. Bibi Safora Salim was granted GYD$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan and ordered to return to court on May 11, 2016 for the commencement of the trial. The divorced mother of ...

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System defects give rise to possibility for prison break – CoI hears

Several system defects at the Camp Street Prison give rise to the possibility for prisoners to escape their dorms and ultimately the prison compound. This is according to the testimony given by Camp Street Prison Officer Dekanna Benjamin when she appeared at the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday. The officer stationed in the Operations Room told the ...

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