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Updated: Man shot dead during drug bust at East Coast Demerara hotel

A man was shot and killed by police during a shootout at a hotel at Ogle, East Coast Demerara Thursday afternoon.A large quantity of cocaine and a gun were recovered. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “police received information about a large scale drug transaction and whilst attempting to arrest ...

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Caricom countries trying to make fugitive arrests easier

Leaders of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Wednesday night wrapped up their summit in Guyana agreeing to sign an Arrest Warrant Treaty before yearend. Caricom’s Chairman- Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skeritt said the proposed accord would help tighten security in a region whose scattered islands have been plagued by narco-trafficking, gang violence and gun crimes. “The Arrest Warrant Treaty would ...

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Files in “disarray” as Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings fraud trial begins

The commencement of the GYD$600 million fraud trial of former Minister of Public Service, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her former Chief Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings was short-lived after the prosecutor’s files were in “disarray.” Following objections by Defence Lawyer, Neil Boston, City Magistrate Judy Latchman gave Police Prosecutor, Neville Jeffers  until July 26, 2016 at 9 AM to present to ...

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“Picture Boy” sentenced to death for murdering brothers

Almost 10 years after Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier gunned down two brothers at Victoria, East Coast Demerara, he was found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury and sentenced to death. Collier rode up on a motorcycle and shot dead Ray “Sugar” Walcott and Carl “Alo” Andrews on September 23, 2006 while they were playing dominoes at the Victoria Four ...

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UPDATED: Man kills injures mother, kills wife, baby at Crane, West Coast Demerara

A man chopped off his mother’s hand and hacked to death his wife and their baby early Friday morning at Crane Village, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed. He also chopped off his mother’s hand and she was rushed to the West Demerara Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. The assailant was later shot and arrested. His wife’s name has been given as Vanessa ...

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Political Scientists, Opposition Leader weigh in on Omar Sharif’s arrest for alleged tax evasion, money laundering

Amid lingering concerns in some sections of Guyanese society about why the coalition government had not fired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif shortly after assuming office more than one year ago, political analysts were Thursday offering mixed views about his arrest for alleged financial crimes. Sharif was a staunch supporter of the People’s Progressive Party ...

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WAKENAAM: Handcuffed prisoner escapes from police

A search was continuing Tuesday morning  for a handcuffed prisoner who escaped from police and fled into a clump of bushes shortly after he arrived on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam. A senior police officer said the policeman from whom the prisoner escaped would eventually be placed under close arrest. He said the prisoner dashed from the policeman shortly disembarking a speedboat ...

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One plane barred from leaving Anguilla

One of the planes that was flown out of Guyana without genuine clearances  Sunday morning left  Anguilla for Puerto Rico, while the other was left behind on that tiny British dependency, according to usually reliable sources. The sources said the Cessna 206, bearing registration number 8R-GTP, was allowed to leave Anguilla’s Clayton Lloyd International Airport after receiving clearance from the civil ...

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