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Two charged with murder of businessman, wife

Two men were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly murdering a businessman and his wife at their Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice home. Appearing before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver at the FortWellington Magistrates’ Court were  18 year old Gocoul Madan Paul also known as Clown of 175 Block ‘B’ Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice and 19-year old Nazamadeen Raffick also called Shazam of ...

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Gun, ammo charge against Crum-Ewing’s murder accused, Grey Boy, dismissed

The man charged with the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing was Monday acquitted of charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after the prosecution failed to prove its case. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore dismissed the charges against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues but he was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment for escaping from lawful custody. The ...

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“Lock” up, “charge” bar owners, parents who traffick young girls- Broomes tells police

Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simon Broomes Sunday night ordered police to lock up shop owners and take stern action against parents who traffick their teenage girls by taking them to night spots where they imbibe and use date-rape drugs. “I want to ask the police that the law must be upheld. These twelve, thirteen, fourteen-year old little girls in ...

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Two confess to killing Briton, burying him in shallow grave

The two men, including the god brother, caught by police have confessed to killing 18-year old Briton, Dominic Bernard and burying his body aback Nurney Village, Corentyne, Berbice, according to police sources. Bernard’s  god brother, Aaron Hing, and Staymon George told investigators that they had taken the Briton to a dark area aback Nurney where they bludgeoned him to death. ...

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Guyana Bar Assoc wants Commission of Inquiry into death of GDF intel agent, civilians

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Saturday called for a Commission of Inquiry into a surveillance operation by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that resulted in the death of an army intelligence agent and two civilians including his wife in a vehicular collision during a high-speed chase. “The deaths and their surrounding circumstances are cause for the gravest concern among citizens. ...

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Corentyne Chamber calls for army intel, foreign experts to assist “impotent” authorities in crime fight

The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Saturday called for  foreign experts and the Intelligence Branch of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to  team up and help police go after criminals in Berbice where “ruthless killers” have been attacking residents. “Let the army put under surveillance known criminals and help the police to bring some semblance of order to this ...

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Two arrested for Briton’s disappearance; god brother confesses to “involvement”

Two key suspects wanted in connection with the disappearance of a British youth were arrested Friday night and the god brother has  confessed to his “involvement”, following diligent investigations by crime sleuths. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that 22-year old Aaron Wilfred Hing was arrested at a city hotel at about ...

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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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