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BREAKING: Bandit shot dead by accomplice

A bandit was Thursday night shot dead by his accomplice while during a robbery at a GuyOil gas station at Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred shortly after 8 PM. Sources said one of the bandits fired a shot to scare persons, but instead the bullet struck his accomplice. Well-placed sources said the assailant escaped with two pouches of cash ...

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Cops seeking extradition of Aeshwar Deonarine from Canada

Police Officials have confirmed that wanted former Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Deputy Chief Executive Officer Aeshwar Deonarine is in Canada and plans are in place to seek his extradition to Guyana. Deonarine is wanted by the police in connection with the fraudulent obtaining of some 27.8M of GPL’s money by himself and former GPL Board Secretary Carvil Duncan. Duncan ...

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Woman admits to killing her child

A woman admitted to strangling her child, three days after initially telling investigators that the lad had fallen from a tree and eventually died, police said. Investigators said that on February 21, 2016, the police received a report from a woman that her eight-year-old son Emanuel King, of Parfait Harmonie, WBD, had fallen out of a tree and subsequently succumbed ...

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Granger touts community policing as ideal crime prevention method

  President David Granger has advanced appeals for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to look to strengthen its ties with communities and forge community policing groups as a way of preventing crime. The President, giving remarks at the annual Police Officers Annual Conference declared that for the Police to win the war against crime and violence, the root causes of ...

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President Granger seeks to discredit Walter Rodney Commission Report; says Commission relied on hearsay evidence from convict

Guyana’s President, David Granger Wednesday sought to discredit the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry Report, saying that the three commissioners had relied on hearsay evidence from a convict. “I would like to say that the report is very badly flawed in many respects. From the start we realised that the Commission was paying a lot of attention to hearsay evidence ...

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“SOCU being kicked about like a political football” – British expert says unit needs resources

Financial Investigation Expert Sam Sittlington has decried the manner in which Guyana’s political leadership is addressing matters concerning the Special and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), while calling for more to be done in terms of investment for the Unit. Sittlington, who recently completed a five week advisory partnership with SOCU, highlighted the concern at a British High Commission press conference ...

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Former cop charged with murder of wife

Former Guyana Police Force Sergeant Colin Bailey was Wednesday arraigned for the alleged murder of his common-law wife, Surmattie “Savita’ Ramnaress almost three years ago. Police said Bailey of 63 Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara murdered the woman between August 30 and 31, 2013 at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He was not required to plea to the indictable charge that ...

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Murder-suicide in Mazaruni

A man shot dead his fiancé before committing suicide by turning the weapon himself at Kartabo, Mazaruni, police confirmed. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budhram told Demerara Waves Online News that the pistol has been recovered. Residents gave her name as 19-year old Glenda Williams and his as 22-year old Terry Alexander, a gold miner. Police and residents said the incident ...

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PPP activists charged in connection with throwing faeces on Freddie Kissoon

A former Guyana presidential spokesman was among three persons arraigned for the throwing of a bowl of faeces on newspaper columnist and political activist, Freddie Kissoon six years ago. Kwame Mc Coy, a Central Committee member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), pleaded not guilty to the offence and he was granted GYD$100,000 bail. Mc Coy is a ...

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