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US court jails man for 41 years for the murder of Guyanese girl

A man, who shot dead a 16-year old Guyanese girl in Flatbush, Brooklyn apartment, was Tuesday sentenced to 41 years in prison. Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez on Tuesday announced that the 26-year-old man was sentenced to prison for firing a single shot with a submachine rifle, killing Shemel Mercurius. Before migrating to the United States, Mercurius lived with her ...

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One detained for murder of Pomeroon farmers

A farmer has been detained for questioning in connection with the shooting death of two men at a village in the Pomeroon River, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the detainee is not a suspect but someone who was in the area at the time of the incident and could possibly provide some useful information. “A male has been taken ...

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Update: City Constabulary Lance Corporal arrested after fatally shooting unarmed detainee in his back

A City Constabulary Lance Corporal was arrested by Guyana Police Force investigators as they probe his shooting death of a detainee just outside the City Constabulary outpost near Regent and Bourda Streets Monday afternoon. Dead is Marlon Fredericks, the son of broadcast journalist and producer, Claudette Fredericks. He was said to have been mentally unstable. “A City Constabulary Lance Corporal ...

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Soldier admits to multi-million dollar gun robbery, names accomplice

A Guyana Defence Force lance corporal has been arrested in connection with a GY$5.5 million armed robbery committed last week. “He has since admitted to the commission of the crime and named an accomplice who is also been taken into custodyInvestigations are in progress,” police said. The Guyana Police Force said a gun and nine live rounds of ammunition as ...

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Western Union cashier robbed; bandits abandon bullet-riddled car

Police say they are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 22 year old cashier at the C&F Mall located at Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, of an undisclosed amount of cash. An investigation revealed that about 10:25 Thursday morning the victim was in the cashier cage ...

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Korner Kick Manager murdered

Guyana Police Force investigators on Wednesday ruled out the possibility that the manager of Korner Kick Restaurant and Bar, Tevin Parris committed suicide. “It was not self-inflicted,” police said in reference to a single gunshot wound. An autopsy performed by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh revealed that Parris that the warhead entered Parris’ right nostril and exited the middle of ...

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Suspected cocaine trafficking ring of Colombians, Venezuelan, Guyanese charged

Four Colombian men, a Venezuelan woman and two Guyanese men were Wednesday charged with aiding a Guyanese man in trafficking 11.4 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Guyanese man, Gavin Adams, was charged with trafficking in the cocaine between September 1, 2017 and January 2, 2018. Appearing before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan, they pleaded not guilty to the drug trafficking offences. ...

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UK not bothered that SOCU’s advisor can be politicized

United Kingdom (UK) High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn and advisor to the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Sam Sittlington on Tuesday brushed off concerns that the unit’s work might be seen as politically motivated. Asked what he thought could be done to avoid his work being discredited and politicised by the opposition, the former UK law enforcement agent said, “I ...

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