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Fewer crimes, guns on streets since 2015 -former police chief

Former Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix Wednesday night boasted that since his A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition came to power in 2015, there has been a 30-percent decline in serious crimes and more than 500 guns have been seized. Felix, who is Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, rattled off the figures and other achievements in the ...

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Labourer attacked man with bottle stabbed to death -police

A labourer of Soesdyke Public Road, Linden, was early Saturday morning stabbed to death by a man he attacked with a broken bottle. The dead man has been identified as 44-year-old Winford Jacob of Bonking Sand Road, Soesdyke, as well as Blueberry Hill, Linden. Investigators say they were informed that at about 2:30 Sunday morning, the suspected killer and his ...

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Man wanted for questioning in connection with injuries to infant

A 25-year-old security guard, Oswin Pollard, is wanted by police for questioning into serious injuries sustained by a nine-month-old baby, police sources and the mother confirmed. Francina Williams, 27, said the incident was first reported to the police outpost at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) but to the best of her knowledge nothing had been done and so she ...

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Two students arrested for stabbing of Linden Foundation schoolmate

Two students of the Linden Foundation Secondary School were Friday morning arrested in connection with the near fatal stabbing of one of their female schoolmates Thursday afternoon, police confirmed. Police were told that the incident occurred shortly after 3 pm outside the Linden Foundation Secondary School, in full view of several students of the school and at least two adults ...

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72-year-old badly beaten man dies in hospital

A 72-year-old pensioner, who was badly beaten during a home-invasion by four men, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday morning. He is Deochand Ramsai of 109 Pump Road, Strathspey, East Coast Demerara, The suspects have since been arrested in connection with the incident, including damage to property. Relatives say the four men invaded the house after the man’s son, 32-year-old Rajwant ...

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Kicked teacher, parents charged as GTU threatens to call teachers off the job

A teacher, who was allegedly kicked by an angry parent, was Monday charged with assault and placed on bail while the father and his wife were also granted bail, as angry persons stood outside the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Teacher at Georgetown Magistrates Court, Tiffany Hinds was charged with assault and breaching the peace and was released on bail totalling GYD$20,000 ...

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Two charged with drug trafficking

Two men were Monday remanded after being charged with possession of and trafficking in cocaine and cannabis. Christopher Garraway and Randy Chester appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court to answer to the charge. They both pleaded not guilty and were remanded to prison until January 29 when the case comes up for hearing again. Four men were arrested after the ...

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GDF needs patrol vessels, helicopters for oil sector

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is asking for money to buy helicopters and boats to meet the challenges of an oil and gas state, even as President David Granger says the country’s oil-rich maritime zone faces a serious threat. “As the force continues this transformative process, ocean patrol vessels for the coast guard are necessary, helicopters for the air corps ...

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