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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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SOCU must report directly to Police Commissioner, use search warrants, keep and safeguard records

The Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and its Head are now officially required to report directly to the Commissioner of Police. “The SOCU is responsible to the Commissioner of Police for all investigations, detections, preventions and preparation of criminal investigative reports and case files for prosecutions of financial crimes, including money laundering and the financing ...

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Satan, wanted for killing of teenage girl, caught in barrel

The prime suspect in the murder of a 14-year old girl and the dumping of her body in the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara was arrested early Thursday morning. Alvin “Satan” Reid  was wanted by police for questioning in connection with the death of Malika Hamilton of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara. Her body was found in the canal on ...

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Briton killed, daughter injured in road accident

Police said they were investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 5:15  Wednesday morning on the Chelsea Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara which resulted in the death of a British woman and serious injury to her daughter who is also a British national. Dead is Bibi Haroon O’Donovan, 58 years, of 15 Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice. Police learned ...

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Police hunting bandits who shot, robbed man

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$30,000 during the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning at Cemetery Road and D’Urban Street, Georgetown by three identifiable males, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. Thirty-one year old Mark English of Providence, East Bank Demerara was shot to his left leg at about 2:55 AM. Investigators were told that he went ...

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Rohee opposed to “widespread” recall of gun licences

Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has no problem with the review and possible revocation of gun licenses whenever they come up for renewal, but is against government’s plan to conduct a large scale exercise. “I don’t think there should be any widespread recalling and revoking of firearm licenses. That is madness,” Rohee, who is also Genera Secretary of the ...

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13-year old boy chopped, beaten to death during brawl over girl

Police were Monday probing the brutal chopping and beating to death of a 13-year old boy following an argument over a girl on the East Coast Demerara. Investigators said they were probing the alleged murder of Daveand Sanchar, 13 years, of Plantain Walk, Triumph, ECD, which occurred about 11:30 Sunday night, August 14, 2016 at Plantain Walk Access Road, Triumph, East ...

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Some gun licences to be revoked- Ramjattan

Scores of gun licenses are about to be revoked in the coming months, in keeping with a decision by the government to weed out those that had been wrongfully issued, no long required or are in the hands of mentally unstable persons, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said Sunday. “It would be a massive, massive exercise so that is the ...

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