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Mason, wife held allegedly for gun, ammo, narcotics possession

A mason and his wife Saturday night remained in police custody in connection with the discovery of a gun, ammunition and marijuana at their Sophia, Greater Georgetown home. Police said the 33-year old man and his 32-year old spouse were arrested Friday night at about 11:30 after police received certain information and searched a house at ‘E’ Field, South Sophia. ...

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DPP reopens political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder case

Six months after a man accused of the shooting death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack on Friday announced that she has ordered that the file be re-opened. The murder charge against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was on September 14, 2016 discharged by City Magistrate Judy Latchman because there was insufficient evidence for him ...

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Moruca businessman hacked to death; suspect arrested

A businessman and farmer was Friday morning chopped to death while walking to his farm at Koko Island, North West District, a senior police officer said. Dead is 52-year old Ganga Persaud Changa of Moruca, North West District. Divisional Police Commander, Ravindra Budram said the suspect was arrested and a cutlass recovered. Investigators are working on the theory that the ...

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Ex-soldier charged with alleged rape of teen girl at military base, gets $600,000 bail

A recently-fired officer of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), Winston Haynes, also known as ‘Carlos,’ was today, March 17, charged by city magistrate Judy Latchman with the alleged rape of a teen girl late January. Media reports suggest the matter occurred at GDF’s Camp Stephenson. Haynes, represented Friday by attorney-at-law Dexter Todd, was granted 600,000 bail. Media reports state the ...

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Charlestown youth sentenced to prison for marijuana possession

Charlestown youth, Tiffany Sultan, was today, March 15, sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after she was charged some time ago with illegal possession of 106 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court found 23-year-old Sultan guilty, and sentenced her to prison along with $159,000 fine, owing to the ...

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Court denies second bail request for ‘Brazilian church’ pastor

Yet another bail attempt for senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today, March 15, denied when he appeared again before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for causing the death of Maurice Moseley by dangerous driving. Police prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to the second bail application, despite the first bail application being ...

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Four Kitty men charged, remanded for armed robbery

Four men were today, March 14, charged jointly with armed robbery by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the March 4 robbery of Aaron Akbar, and Esau Akbar at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. 31-year-old Junior Stewart of Thomas Street, Kitty; 24-year-old Kacey Helliger of Shell Road, Kitty; 31-year-old Dellon Morgan of Dowding Street, Kitty; and 29-year-old Richard Sewnarine of Duncan Street, ...

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Sunken Venezuelan cargo vessel reported to some authorities, rescued crew left Guyana without contacting police

The Venezuelan cargo vessel, which sank off the Essequibo Coast, arrived here and reported to customs and immigration authorities but never reported their presence in Guyanese waters to maritime authorities. Divisional Commander, Superintendent K. Pareshram said the five Venezuelan crew members, who were rescued by Guyanese fishermen, left Guyana through Pomeroon for their home country. “We were not able to question ...

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Lawyer accuses police of brutally beating client charged with robbery outside Finance Ministry

Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd has raised allegations against ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), whom he said dealt a savage beating on one of his clients when they arrested him, causing them to spit blood. The man, Samuel Adams, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today, March 14,  charged with four offenses. The first is that on February 3, 2017, ...

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Police Corporal remanded to prison for illegal possession of AK-47 rifle, matching ammo

Shevon Marks, the police corporal named in an attempt to smuggle an AK-47 assault rifle out of the Tactical Services Unit compound, was charged today, March 14, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegal possession of the high-powered rifle, with matching ammunition. 36-year-old Marks, represented by senior counsel Bernard De Santos, was implicated in what was believed to be a ...

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