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New Amsterdam Town Council, police shut down illegal funeral parlour

The New Amsterdam Municipality and police on Thursday said they were forced to stop all operations at a building located at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam, which they said was being used to store dead bodies. According to an environmental official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the investigation came days after the Municipality’s Health Department had received numerous complaints by ...

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‘False start’ of Lindo Creek massacre inquiry

The first round of public hearings of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre was Thursday postponed until further notice due to the absence of witnesses. Chairman of the Inquiry retired Justice Donald Trotman today informed journalists and special invitees that the commission was forced to adjourn the hearing because of the lack of witnesses and prerequisites. ...

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Sam Hinds’ “counter-force” remarks raise serious questions; inquiries into massacres won’t “demoralise or destabilise” police force- Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said former Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds’ talk of the formation of a covert “counter-force” to fight heavily armed criminals has raised several questions, and that the several planned Commissions of Inquiry into massacres are aimed at improving the force’s operations. “Numerous questions arise from these careless remarks: who comprised, who commanded, who controlled that counter-force,” ...

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Mother arrested after daughter busted with cocaine- CANU

[fA woman was among three persons arrested after her 19-year old daughter, who she accompanied to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, was allegedly busted with cocaine in her handbag, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The anti-drug agency said the young woman, who lives on the East Coast Demerara,  was scheduled to travel to the United States She was accompanied ...

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Two charged with murder of America Street money-changer

  Two men were Tuesday charged with the murder of America Street money-changer Shawn “Fabulous” Nurse. Those charged are 24-year old Kerwin Cordel “Buffy” DosSantos  of East La Penitence Squatting Area and 24-year old George “Gregory” Hope of HUU Freeman Street, East La Penitence. Police said they murdered Nurse in the course or furtherance of a robbery. The accused appeared ...

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Husband arrested for attempted murder of wife

A man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to murder his wife who has been hospitalised in a “serious condition” with multiple stab wounds. She is 23-year old Shenella Marks who lived with her husband at Westbury, Essequibo Coast up to one month ago. Police said the housewife was stabbed multiple times about her body Monday afternoon at about 4 ...

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New Amsterdam man crushed to death

A Stanleytown, New Amsterdam resident at about 20:30hrs on Saturday evening became Berbice’s latest road fatality victim, after he was crushed to death by a 4×4 Vehicle. The accident, which occurred on Stanleytown main road, has resulted in the death of Rohan ‘Pompey’ Pooran , 43, of lot 58 Stanleytown New Amsterdam Berbice. Demerara Waves Online News understands that Pooran ...

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BREAKING: Ex-policeman among several arrested; stolen cars, car parts seized in major crackdown

Several cars and numerous vehicle parts have been seized as Guyanese police widen their net to crackdown on a massive trade in stolen vehicles and parts. Police said they Friday night swooped down on a property located at Monument Hill, Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway and conducted a search during which a quantity of vehicle parts and several vehicles suspected to ...

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