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Wakenaam businessman gunned down in botched Bourda robbery

Police are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed a 26-year-old businessman on Tuesday at Robb and Alexander Streets Bourda. Demerara Wave understand that 26-year-old Mahendra Persaud of Wakenaam had travelled to the City to buy goods for his family’s business when the incident occurred. Persaud reportedly came out of a car and was immediately accosted by ...

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Body of missing woman found in canal

The body of a woman, who was last seen leaving her home to uplift a package, was Tuesday morning discovered in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara. Investigators believe that the body is that of Simone Hackett who went missing days ago. The 25-year old Hackett left her ‘C’ Field, Sophia home at about 8:30 PM on Saturday, ...

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Bandits burn rice farmers to death in botched robbery

Two prominent rice farmers in Region Three were Sunday night burnt to death in their house during an attack by bandits. Dead are Munair and Jamila (only names known) , said to be elderly persons. One of the theories is that after the elderly couple realised that bandits had invaded their home at Good Hope, East Bank Essequibo, they locked ...

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One arrested following shoot-out with police at gas station robbery

One man was Friday in custody and an illegal gun and ammunition seized as part of investigations into an armed confrontation with bandits during a robbery at a gas station. Police said that at about 2:30 AM  Friday April 15, 2016, three men, all armed with firearms, entered the Shell Fuel Station at McDoom, Georgetown, and held up the security ...

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DNA test confirms remains of British teen found in shallow grave

Less than one week after three co-conspirators in the murder of a British teenager were granted bail, DNA tests show that the decomposed remains found in a shallow grave aback an East Berbice village were those of the lad. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that specimens taken from the remains and the ...

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President orders joint services to augment security at Camp St prison, following wardens’ sick-out

President David Granger on Thursday convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee at the Ministry of the Presidency to discuss recent developments at the Camp Street prison, where only two out of the 15 prison officers scheduled for the day shift, reported for duty this morning. The Ministry of the Presidency said Director of Prisons (Ag), Mr. Carl Graham has ...

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Wardens at Georgetown Prison on sick-out

More than one dozen prison wardens attached to the Georgetown Prison reported sick on Thursday, amid fears of another major prison unrest. Demerara Waves Online News was told that wardens might be worried that inmates at the overcrowded jail might be arming themselves for another round of violence. Earlier this week, a warden opened fire after someone hurled a bag ...

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Suspect nursing gunshot wound after botched Stabroek Market break-in

A 28-year-old man, who was caught stealing inside an electronic store at the Stabroek Market early Thursday morning, sustained a single gunshot to his left leg after trying to attack Constabulary ranks with a knife, City Hall said in a statement. The man, who identified himself as Delwar Booker of South Sophia Squatting area, is currently under police guard, nursing ...

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“Anything could have happened” – Fire Chief recalls possibility of major prison breakout

Fire Chief Marlon Gentle has testified that anything could have happened during the Camp Street Prison riot – citing the possibility of a major prison escape at the principal penal center in Guyana. Gentle made the statement while giving testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on Wednesday. He was one of three officials that ...

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