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Irfan Ali released on self bail for GYD$174 million fraud charges

Former Minister of Housing, Irfan Ali was Wednesday released on self-bail (no cash) on 18 charges of conspiring to defraud government of a total of GYD$174 million by selling land below their valued prices. He has to return to court on January 7, 2019. Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan released Ali in his own recognizance after Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law Patrice Henry ...

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Irfan Ali arrested and charged; to appear in court

Former Minister of Housing, Water and Tourism in the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration, Irfan Ali was early Wednesday morning arrested by agents of the police force’s Special Organised Crime Unit, multiple sources confirmed. The sources said he has been charged and he is expected to be arraigned before a City magistrate some time Wednesday. SOCU agents arrived at ...

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Fire fighters to be charged in connection with stealing from crashed Fly Jamaica plane; advice pending for policemen implicated in theft of model planes

Four of the nine Guyanese fire fighters implicated in the alleged theft of items from a crash-landed Fly Jamaica plane, the Guyana Police Force said. “One of the firemen will be charged with simple larceny and the others with Having under their control articles reasonably suspected to have been stolen,” force spokesman, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan said. They are due to ...

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Bandit takes police to Hell Hill for gun after robbery- investigators

A gold miner, who allegedly robbed a female shopkeeper at gunpoint, was arrested and he took  Guyanese police to Hell Hill, North West District for the gun he reportedly used during the robbery, police said. The accused, who lives at Minab , Matthew’s Ridge, North West District, allegedly robbed the businesswoman last Friday of cash, raw gold and other valuables. One ...

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Domestic dispute leads to arson of Stabroek Market stalls

A domestic dispute between two Stabroek Market wharf stallholders ended with a man being stabbed and burning of his stall that quickly spread to others, sources said. The name of the Male fish vendor has been given as “Chop Up”. He was treated at a hospital and sent away. City Police sources told Demerara Waves Online News that the Guyana ...

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Drug pushers wanted for killing addict

Four males were Sunday being sought for the stabbing death of a drug addict because he stopped buying narcotics from them, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 45-year old ‘Buckman’  of no fixed place of abode. Investigators were told the incident occurred at about 11 O’clock Saturday night 23:00h at Leopold & Lombard Streets, Georgetown. “The victim who was ...

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Third Lusignan prison escapee recaptured

The last of the three prisoners, who recently escaped from the Lusignan Prison, was early Sunday morning captured, police said. The Guyana Police Force said Sudesh Dyal was caught at Tuschen Squatting Area ,East Bank Essequibo at about 3 AM. Acting on information received ,a police team led by Divisional Commander Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper, “swooped down at the location and ...

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Palms inmate allegedly threatens nurse with gun

A 79-year old former prison officer, who lives at the Palms, has been arrested and his licenced handgun seized after he threatened a nurse there, police said.   Police said he allegedly threatened a male nurse at the said institution about 8:15 Thursday night. Investigation revealed that the victim and the suspect had a misunderstanding in the ward and the ...

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US seeks forfeiture of hotelier “Big Head” Lovell’s property; DEA trailed cocaine-smuggling plot to The Netherlands

The United States (US) has ordered Guyanese hotelier, Shervington ‘Big Head’ Lovell and other alleged co-conspirators in cocaine trafficking to forfeit a range of properties. Lovell, Agimero Zapata Castro, and Surinamese Steven Antonious have been charged with violating US maritime drug enforcement laws between April and July, 2018 in Guyana, Jamaica, Colombia , the high seas an elsewhere. In the grand ...

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