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Man shot, robbed of GYD$1.8 M

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$1.8 million in Kitty, Georgetown on Monday morning. Police said that at about 10 AM on Monday May 09, 2016, Sean Harper, 46 years, of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was about to exit his motor vehicle at Alexander Street, Kitty, when he was attacked by a man armed with a handgun. “The ...

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Suspected robber dies, accomplice arrested

A suspected robber, who allegedly brandished a firearm at police, died after he was shot and moments later crashed in the vicinity of the Vryheid’s Lust Access Road, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Ryan Vaux, 36 years, of Norton Street, Lodge, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. East Coast Demerara Divisional Commander, Marlon Chapman said ...

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Vincentian murder accused is key suspect in one of New York’s famous cold cases

A Vincentian, who is facing kidnapping and murder charges in his Caribbean homeland, has been fingered as a key suspect in one of New York city’s most infamous cold cases involving a Brooklyn high-school honors student, The New York Post has learned. New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives have already travelled to St. Vincent where they interviewed the suspect behind bars, ...

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Ramjattan says no need to resign due to violent crimes

Amid calls for President David Granger to remove Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan and Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud due to numerous incidents of violent crime, the minister said he would not be moved. “That’s the right of a citizen under this democracy…Ramjattan is not doing a good job, they could call for his resignation but I have the confidence of ...

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Trio charged with Princess Casino multi-million dollar armed robbery

A security guard, who was employed at the Princess Ramada Hotel, and two other men were Friday charged with an GYD$8.5 million robbery committed at the Princess Casino late last month. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan,  the trio Wayne Griffith, 29,  Junior Stewart, 30 of Thomas Street, Kitty and the security guard, 35-year old Andre Blackman of Mc ...

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Bar Association President slams Chairman of Prison Inquiry

The President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), Christopher Ram on Thursday lashed back at the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the deadly prison unrest, Retired Justice James Patterson, saying that he was largely responsible for suffocating due process. The GBA withdrew its participation in the inquiry, prompting Patterson to describe Ram as childish and disrespectful. But Ram ...

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No headless body after Camp Street riot – Medical Examiner

State pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh has testified that none of the 17 bodies recovered after the Camp Street Prison Riots which killed 17 inmates were headless. Dr Singh made the statement while testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on May 3. He told the panel that his examination of the remains showed that the ...

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What crime? Police Force says crime down by 19%

With persistent complaints from the Guyanese public over the current crime situation, the Guyana Police Force is reporting a 19% decrease in the crime rate. Police in a release confirmed that it has recorded a 19% decrease in serious crimes at the end of April this year relative to the same period last year. In the release, Police say there ...

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Major breakthrough in Ramada Princess casino robbery

Investigators have made a significant breakthrough in the robbery committed at the Ramada Princess Hotel early Friday morning, resulting in the arrest of a security guard and the search for five other persons, sources said. Police held the security guard who has since admitted to having been involved in planning the robbery with other accomplices in Georgetown. The guard’s arrest ...

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Berbice Chambers, Police Association trade barbs over crime situation

Two of Guyana’s leading Chambers of Commerce in Berbice and police are at odds over the state of crime mainly in the Berbice area where there have been several armed robberies. While the Guyana Police Force (GPF) did not respond specifically to the concerns by the Central Corentyne and Berbice Chambers of Commerce, the Police Association issued a statement through ...

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