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Suspected thieves shot dead on Georgetown seawall road

Three suspected thieves were Thursday afternoon shot dead on the Georgetown seawall road opposite the GNS Sports Complex ground. After the crime scene was processed and the bodies were taken away, a police officer described the men as “trunkers”  who break into vehicles and steal property. A wailing woman told reporters at the scene that one of the dead man ...

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Policeman accused of stealing Detective’s motorcycle

A Police Constable has been accused of stealing a Detective Constable’s motorcycle from his yard and fitting it with false number plates. The Guyana Police Force said the accused 21-year old man was arrested Wednesday morning “after he was found in possession of a stolen motor cycle belonging to another member of the Force.” Investigators said the suspect, who lives ...

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New York murder accused arrested in Guyana; date fixed for extradition proceedings

Hours after a Guyanese man, wanted for murder in the United States (US) was arrested, he was remanded to prison pending the start of extradition proceedings. Fugitive Troy Anthony Thomas of 32nd Street, South Ozone Park, Queens, New York,appeared before Magistrate Shernell Issacs for the commencement of a extradition process. Thomas was arrested at a location in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara ...

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Policemen deployed to hunt Fineman gang never went to Lindo Creek- Seelall Persaud

Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud on Tuesday denied that he and several other policemen were responsible for killing and burning several miners at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River in 2008. Appearing before a Commission of Inquiry, Persaud- who was Crime Chief at that time-recalled receiving a map of the  nearby Christmas Falls area and instructions from then Police Commissioner, Henry Greene ...

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Third man charged with stealing ducks, sheep from Berbice ranch

A third man was Thursday charged in connection with the alleged stealing of several sheep and ducks from a ranch at the Canje River. Twenty-one year old Rhondell Crawford of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice, was arrested by police in Berbice. Police alleged that he, along with other men, allegedly stole the animals at Potocco Canje River. The charg,  which ...

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Man charged with wounding mother

A 21-year old man, who allegedly chopped his mother, was Thursday arraigned on a charge of unlawful wounding. of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, appeared before Senior Magistrate, Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court. The Court heard that on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Sister Village, East Bank, Berbice, Sookram maliciously wounded his 54-year old mother Rajmattie Sookram. ...

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Former Bishops High School teacher charged with sex-offence and sent to prison until mid-March

Former Bishops High School teacher, Coen Jackson was Thursday remanded to prison until later this month after an indictable sexual offence charge was read to him in-camera. Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly remanded the accused to prison until March 15, 2018 when he is expected to make another court appearance. The former Business teacher was charged with engaging in sexual activity ...

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US returns murder suspect to Guyana

NEW YORK – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Guyanese national March 1, who was wanted for murder in his home country. Anthony Bhupdeo was returned to Guyana after a Guyanese court issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with the alleged murder of Deokumar Basdeo on January 1, 2016. Basdeo, of  ...

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Former Bishops High School teacher to be charged with sexual offence

Former Bishop’s High School teacher, Coen Jackson is to be charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed on a child, the Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers has recommended. After months of back-and-forth between the DPP’s Chambers and police, a recommendation was dispatched to police earlier Wednesday for Jackson to be charged with the offence of “sexual activity with a child ...

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