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Six arrested for Kaieteur News grenade incident

Six persons were early Tuesday morning arrested in connection with the presence of a live grenade near the vehicle owned and driven by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. “Relative to the investigation into the grenade attack at Kaieteur News, detectives from the Guyana Police Force after reviewing surveillance footage have detained a motor car matching the description and ...

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Fragmentation grenade was “live” -police ; Guyana govt calls incident “domestic terrorism”

Police on Sunday confirmed that the grenade found near the vehicle owned by Kaieteur News publisher, Glen Lall, was live, triggering strong condemnation from the Guyana government. “Ballistic experts have confirmed that it was a live grenade and the safety pin was detached from it,” Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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Grenade found near Kaieteur News publisher’s vehicle

A grenade was late Saturday night tossed near the vehicle of Kaieteur News publisher, Glenn Lall, outside the newspaper’s office and printery on Saffon Street, Charlestown. The device did not explode. Police were summoned and they cordoned off the street, preventing vehicles and pedestrians from passing. The incident occurred during the first night of the wake for Kaieteur News Assistant ...

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Operation Dragnet extended indefinitely following success- Crime Chief

Operation Dragnet, a Joint Services tactic, will be extended indefinitely ahead of the next summit of Caribbean Community (Caricom) Leaders scheduled for July in Guyana, according to Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum. In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Blanhum said since Operation Dragnet began six months ago, law enforcement agents have netted in ...

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Five suspected pirates charged with murder

Five men, who attacked several fishermen aboard a vessel in Nickerie, Suriname, were Friday charged with the murder of one of the victims. The Guyana Police Force said the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack advised that the men be charged for the offence. “The act was allegedly committed on May 28, 2016 in the Corentyne River where the deceased ...

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Suspected cocaine mule recruiters charged

Two men long suspected of hiring cocaine mules to export the illicit drug out of Guyana were Friday slapped with charges of procuring at least three persons. They are Rolston Bacchus and Troy Sauers also known as Randy, Muslim and Biggs. They appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mc Lennan to answer the charges. Bacchus and Sauers, who have previous narco-traffficking offences ...

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BREAKING: Man wanted in fatal shooting of 16-year-old Guyana-born Brooklyn baby-sitter surrenders to police

Reproduced from New York Daily News The dangerous fugitive wanted for killing a teenage Brooklyn baby-sitter turned himself in Thursday. Taariq Stephens, a 24-year-old man with a half-dozen prior arrests and a .40-caliber submachine gun, was identified two days after the cold-blooded shooting of 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius as her terrified 3-year-old nephew watched, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. ...

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Alleged robber of ex British soldier charged

The man, who allegedly snatched jewellery from a former British soldier who is visiting  Guyana for its 50th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is Jose Barker, 35, of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown who was positively identified by the ex-serviceman, Edward John Constant.  Barker was refused bail and remanded to prison until June 16, 2016 ...

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Husband hacks security guard to death; workmate seriously injured

A security guard was Tuesday night hacked to death by her husband while she was on duty an East Coast Demerara secondary school and later surrendered to police. One of the dead woman’s colleagues, who tried to prevent the man from entering the  Bygeval Secondary School Compound, was also chopped severely and  has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Armed bandits tie up guards, cart off cash from Region Four Office

Robbers early Wednesday morning tied up the guards at the Region Four Office at Triumph before breaking into the building and carting off an undisclosed sum of cash, police said. Investigators said that at about 2 AM on June 2, 2016 four men armed with handguns stormed the Regional Democratic Office Compound at B.V Triumph, East Coast Demerara. “They relieved ...

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