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Guyanese teen shot dead inside her New York apartment while babysitting

Reproduced from New York Daily News A 16-year-old girl was shot dead while babysitting her little cousin inside their Brooklyn apartment Tuesday — and now cops are looking for her boyfriend, police sources said. Shemel Mercurius moved four years ago from her native Guyana to the East Flatbush apartment she shared with her aunt and cousin, relatives said. The teen ...

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Mini-bus driver jailed, fined three times value of marijuana

A mini-bus driver, who allegedly drove through a police road block and was moments later caught with more than 12 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana, was jailed for four years and fined more than GYD$19.5 million. The fine represents three times the street value of the marijuana.   Thirty-five year old Ossie Mc Farlane of Hopetown West Coast Berbice was found ...

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Police probing allegation that PPP MP threatened to shoot IDB official

A parliamentarian for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has been accused of threatening to shoot an official of the Inter- American Development (IDB) last week. Police said the incident occurred at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. The parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall,  has since been questioned by police, but investigators have declined to say whether he brandished or pulled ...

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PPP asks govt to reveal identities of pardoned prisoners, repeat offenders

As President David Granger prepares to pardon several more persons convicted for non-lethal offences, the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants government to answer in the National Assembly several key questions about the convicts’ identities and process of pardoning. Shadow Attorney General, Anil Nandlall wants Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan to tell the House the names of convicts, dates ...

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Several injured during incident at Providence Stadium

More than 30 persons were early Sunday morning injured at the Providence Cricket Stadium when pandemonium broke out during a concert there, authorities said. Most of them were either treated and sent away or eventually went to other hospitals in the capital, Georgetown, for further treatment to minor cuts, lacerations and  bruises. At least five of them up to 8 ...

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One Guyanese fisherman dead, three others missing; five suspected pirates arrested

One Guyanese fisherman has died and three others have been reported missing after pirates attacked them while they were in the Lower Shell Area, Nickerie, Suriname,  the Guyana Police Force said Saturday. Five suspects have since been arrested in a boat at Number 65 Village, Corentyne. “During this morning, acting on information received, the police went to the No.65 Village ...

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Teenage waitress shot while on duty

A waitress was shot and injured while on duty at a restaurant at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara, East Coast Demerara. Investigators were told that at about 10:45 PM at about Friday May 27, 2016, waitress Onica Luke, 16 years, of Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara was working at the Lucky Star Chinese Restaurant at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara when ...

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Ex husband, friend charged with Babita Sarjou’s shallow grave murder

Three days after the skeletal remains of Babita Sarjou were unearthed from a shallow grave aback her husband’s Campbellville home, he and another man were charged and arraigned for her murder six years ago. Shardanand Naraine, 39, and his friend 35-year old were not required to plea to the indictable charge that they murdered the 28-year old woman. Naraine and Punton ...

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Trotman to GGDMA: “Free for all” mining has ended

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Saturday questioned the motive behind the  Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA)’s castigation of government’s efforts to improve the mining sector, and vowed that the “free-for-all” days are over. “Unfortunately, this recent attack, having taken the Ministry by surprise, suggests that the GGDMA prefers to see itself as a pressure group rather ...

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