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Man accused of causing girlfriend’s death granted bail

A man was Wednesday placed on bail for causing the death of his girlfriend when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. Twenty year old Kenroy London of 74 Kaneville East Bank Demerara rode allegedly motorcycle CH 9730 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of his 18- year old girlfriend Keisha Anthony ...

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Several may be charged in connection with Pradoville 2 housing lands

Just under 12 persons could soon be charged in connection with the development and sale of  housing lands at Goedverwagting-Plaisance (Pradoville 2), according to high-level sources. Demerara Waves was told that the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force has recommended charges for  several persons. The Police Legal Adviser, Retired Justice Claudette Singh has since been asked ...

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Way cleared for extradition request for former GRDB accountant

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), kicking in steps for Canada to extradite him to his homeland to answer fraud charges. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan late Monday issued the arrest warrant for Peter Ramcharran after several fraud charges were read in his absence. He is the latest to have ...

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City Magistrate refuses DPP’s request to commit ‘Grey Boy’ to High Court for Crum-Ewing’s murder

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on Tuesday afternoon instructed Magistrate Judy Latchman to commit former murder accused, Regan ‘Grey Boy’ Rodrigues to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of political activist Courtney Crum Ewing. However, the magistrate refused one day after she had thrown out the case because of insufficient evidence. Special prosecutor ...

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Fire breaks out at Juvenile Detention Centre

Fire late Monday afternoon broke out at the Juvenile Detention Centre, Sophia, causing at least three detainees to be rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle told Demerara Waves Online News that preliminary investigations have revealed that fire was set to a mattress in one of the rooms. There was no damage to the building ...

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Body of businessman found in his yard with gunshot wound

A man was found dead in his yard at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara with a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body, police confirmed. He has been identified as sawmill owner, Cecil Persaud. Unconfirmed reports are that the man might have placed a gun in his mouth and  shot himself. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner , Marlon Chapman ...

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Shake-up at CANU looms now that Commission of Inquiry Report is in

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday signaled that a major shake-up at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is likely, but he refused to say whether the substantive Head, James Singh would be returning to head that law enforcement entity. Harmon declined to divulge details of the report of a Commission of Inquiry into the arrival of  shipping vessel in ...

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Govt drops charges against Chenapau residents arrested for illegally mining at Kaieteur National Park

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday announced that government has decided to drop charges against 20 persons arrested for alleged illegal mining at the Kaieteur National Park. “It has been decided that as an act of good faith Government will not prosecute the charges against the more than 20 persons arrested on Sunday May 28, 2017 for mining within ...

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