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Two arrested for gunning down taxi driver

Two hospitalised men were arrested Wednesday for the gunning down a taxi driver on the East Bank Demerara Public Road as he was heading home with his wife and daughter, police said. Dead is 38-year old Kelvin Walters of 242 Forshaw Street, Queenstown, Georgetown. The incident occurred at about 7:20 Tuesday night at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. One of the men was ...

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Contractor killed intervening in domestic argument

Police are investigating the murder of a contractor and shop-owner who was late Sunday night stabbed to death outside his residence. Dead is 48-year old Godfrey Phillip of 3028 ‘D’ Field Sophia, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Police Force said at about 11:45 Sunday night, Phillip, who also operates a shop at his residence, was in the process of closing ...

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Venezuelans, Guyanese arrested with grenades, gun, narcotic

Three Venezuelans and two Guyanese were over the last two days arrested after grenades, a handgun, marijuana and ammunition were allegedly found in their possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said police and soldiers at Blackwater Creek, Cuyuni River during last Wednesday and Thursday, have arrested three Venezuelans and two Guyanese with the illegal items. On Wednesday at about 1:30 ...

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Surinamese rice exporter gunned down in Guyana after huge cocaine-in-rice bust

A Surinamese rice exporter was shot dead in Guyana, days after law enforcement agents in Suriname busted 2,300 kilogrammes of cocaine in a shipment of rice that was destined for France, his lawyer in Suriname said. Nintender Oemwarsingh, who owned Nivash Rice in Suriname, was found dead on the Number 63 foreshore on Monday, his lawyer Irvin Kanhai said. Guyana’s Deputy ...

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Marijuana, hemp decriminalisation on Guyana’s election agenda

A day after the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) promised to decriminalise cultivation of marijuana and hemp, Guyanese police announced in a statement they destroyed another marijuana farm. The latest marijuana cultivation destruction also prompted criticism by a government spokesman in his personal capacity. “On the one hand small farmers in Jamaica are to begin profiting from marijuana cultivation while ...

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Guyana protests Canadian High Commission alleged complicity in attempted toppling of gov’t

The Foreign Ministry has lodged a blistering protest with Canada over the alleged complicity by its High Commission in Guyana in an attempt to  topple the David Granger-led administration after its diplomatic security officer accompanied former government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud to a waiting plane hours after he voted to pass an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion. “The evidence suggests that the High ...

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Thieves tie up guards, cart off safe from NIS Melanie Damishana office, return gun, keep bullets

Thieves early Tuesday morning tied up two guards at the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) branch at Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara, and carted off a safe containing GYD$600,000, police said. A Guyana Police Force officer said three men tied up the guards, took away a firearm belonging to one of the guards and then entered the building. The incident occurred ...

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‘Son’ arrested for killing of GDF officer

The man, who allegedly stabbed and killed a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier, on Wednesday surrendered to police in the company of his lawyer, the police force said. The man, only known as ‘Son’, walked into the Whim Police Station in the company of Attorney-at-Law Chandra Sohan. Guyana Defence Force Lieutenant Mark Bagot, 24, was stabbed in the region of ...

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