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Licensed firearm holder charged with murder of man in tinted car

The man, who allegedly shot dead another man and seriously injured his girlfriend after they drove up in a heavily tinted car on his bridge, was charged with murder. A neatly dressed Robert Benn of TucVille, Georgetown was handcuffed and shackled before he was taken to courtroom at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court. He was charged with the murder of 25-year ...

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Jagdeo claims Noel Blackman donated dirty money to PNCR; Oscar Clarke denies

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has claimed that the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has received campaign financing from former Health Minister, Dr. Noel Blackman’s illegal distribution of painkillers in the United States (US), but a top party official has bluntly denied the accusation. “How much of the drug money that Mr. Blackman was involved in…went into the APNU (A Partnership for ...

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Badly battered body of missing fisherman found in sandpit

The badly battered body of a fisherman, who was reported missing two days ago, was found Wednesday in a sandpit at Number 68 Village, Corentyne. Police in East Berbice have since arrested five persons who they believe can share vital information about the circumstances surrounding the death of 26-year old Levan Chanderpaul. Marks of violence including bruises on his face, ...

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AFC bent on removing jail terms for small amounts of marijuana possession

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is insisting that Guyana’s narcotics law be amended to  scrap jail terms for  the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and  the opposition People’s Progressive Party-Civic’s (PPPC) parliamentarians are expected to vote with their conscience instead of along strictly party line. AFC Leader and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan told reporters ...

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Beaten suspected robber leads police to gun, cellphones

One of the suspects in what appeared to have been a planned robbery at a grocery has led investigators to the discovery of a handgun, police said. “The male accomplice who was taken into police custody, admitted to being in company of the deceased and took investigators to a location at Pearl Village, East Bank Demerara where he handed over ...

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Bandit shot dead by accomplice

A bandit was shot dead  early Sunday morning allegedly by one of his four other accomplices as they fled the East Bank Berbice home of a businessman after beating his daughters and carting off cash and jewellery. Dead is Odan “Stew” / “Sunil” Lallbeharry of New Forest, East Canje, Berbice. Investigators said he was well-known to police. Investigators said that ...

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“Vigilantism” will not be tolerated- Pres. Granger, following recent shooting death, beating of suspects

President David Granger Sunday night said ‘vigilantism’  would not be tolerated, in the wake of the beating of three suspected bandits and the killing of another in two separate incidents in recent days. “We can’t tolerate that. We accept that citizens have a right to protect their property and so on and we expect people to be organised in CPGs ...

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Shears-brandishing robbers nabbed after robbing youths near University of Guyana

Police say they have arrested two suspected shears-wielding robbers shortly after they lashed two youths and snatched their cash and a cellular phone totalling GYD$80,000. Investigators are treating the incident as a case of “robbery with violence” carried out at about 12:30 Sunday morning at University of Guyana Access Road. The victims have been identified as 20-year old Anthony Dharamraj and 18-year ...

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“Cash Money” shot dead, accomplice beaten

One man was shot dead and another beaten by public spirited citizens, after the fled from police who were summoned to probe their suspicious activity at a shop at Johanna, East Bank Demerara. Dead is 21-year old Seon “Cash Money” Clarke of Old Road, Land of Canaan. The injured person was not named by the Guyana Police Force. He was ...

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