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Senior Caricom official shot, robbed outside home

A senior official of the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters was Thursday shot and robbed, shortly after leaving the East Coast Demerara branch of Republic Bank. This is said to be third time in recent weeks that customers leaving that bank’s branch at Triumph have been robbed of large sums of cash Shot and injured is Lionel Persaud, a senior ...

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Electrical contractor shot, robbed shortly after leaving bank

An electrical contractor of Enmore/Hope, East Coast Demerara, who was robbed and shot about 1 O’clock Wednesday afternoon at Foulis, East Coast Demerara, was hospitalised in a stable condition at a private medical institution in Georgetown. Well-placed sources said 38-year old Terry Chand was robbed of GY$600,000 An investigation has revealed that contractor had earlier cashed a cheque for a ...

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Armed bandits invade Enmore homes, rob families

Armed bandits early Tuesday morning invaded the homes of two families at Enmore, East Coast Demerara and battered and tied up two of the occupants before carting off quantities of cash and jewellery, the Guyana Police Force said. The victims told investigators that the crimes were committed by three masked males, all of whom were armed with handguns. Police said ...

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Suspects in separate robberies arrested

Less than one day after a minibus driver was chopped, shot and robbed at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, one of the prime suspects was arrested at a neighbouring village, police sources said. Investigators nabbed 32-year old Kevin “Orwin” Peters at Sparendaam, a village immediately east of Plaisance. Said to be a welder, the suspect lives at 79 Graham Street, Plaisance. ...

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Juvenile,Bang and Kevin wanted for injuring, robbing minibus driver

A minibus driver was shot and chopped about his body by bandits who robbed him of GY$14,000 while he was at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, police said. Injured and hospitalised is 37-year old Alfred Braithwaite of South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara. He told police that at about 6:45 Saturday evening, he was standing in front of a Superbet shop ...

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Soldier, accomplice robbed Prison Officer- police

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier and another man have been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery of a Chief Prison Officer, police said. Investigator said the Corporal and the man allegedly robbed the Chief Prison Officer at about 1 AM Saturday on the Soesdyke Public Road, East Bank Demerara by four men one of whom was armed ...

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GDF increases presence nearer Guyana-Venezuela border to curb criminal activities

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has begun moving troops closer to the Guyana-Venezuela border amid reports of heavily armed Venezuelan ‘Sindicato’ gangs and curb the smuggling of illegal guns for food, officials said. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said Guyana was aware of violent incidents, including the beheading of persons, by Sindicatos. “We have had several reports in that area ...

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Victim-friendly police stations being constructed

The Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) will facilitate the construction of 18 victim-friendly police stations which are slated to be completed by the end of 2018. With funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), government said those stations are being redesigned to address the capacity issues in responding to crime and violence within the country, which includes physical violence against ...

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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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