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Bandits cart off millions of dollars in jewellery from Stabroek Market’s L.Seepersaud Maraj jewellery store

Bandits broke into the well-known Guyanese jewellery store, L. Seepersaud Maraj in the Stabroek Market, and carted off a large quantity of jewellery, leaving the proprietors baffled. Mr. Maraj told Demerara Waves Online News that he could not immediately estimate his losses until he goes through his stock records, but they are certainly less than GY$100 million. “Sometime last (Monday) ...

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Thieves invade home, beat poultry farmer’s wife, steal almost GY$600,000 in cash, other items

Thieves early Saturday morning invaded a home at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway and beat a poultry farmer and his mother before escaping with cash and several items totalling GY$597,000. There were no reported injuries to an 11-month old boy who is the son of the poultry farmer and his wife. Police sources said 30-year old Rebekah Seabra retired to bed ...

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Former Guyanese politician convicted of terrorism plot dies in US prison

Abdul Kadir, a former People’s National Congress (PNC) parliamentarian and former Mayor of Linden,  died in a United States (US) prison, eight years after he was convicted on terrorism charges. He was 66 years old. Relatives confirmed that Kadir  died at Thursday morning at a prison medical facility after complaining of feeling unwell. Kadir, born Michael Seaforth, was arrested in ...

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Bartica housewife caught with cocaine, marijuana- police

A 59-year old woman, who was allegedly in possession of almost four kilogrammes of marijuana and cocaine, was early Saturday morning arrested. Members of the Guyana Police Force swooped down on a house at 36 Old Housing Scheme and arrested Roxanne Carrington, a housewife. Lawmen said they found 2.555 kilogrammes and 1.451 grammes of cocaine in a brown carton and a ...

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Prime suspects arrested for missing Corentyne businessman, charred remains found

Berbice police have unearth what they believe are the burnt remains of a Corentyne businessman who went missing two months ago and two suspects remained in custody on Saturday, Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner, Lyndon Alves said. “We have what are the charred remains,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Missing since April 18, 2018 and feared dead is Saeed “Sayo” Hamid ...

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Former policeman, accomplice jailed for armed robbery

A former policeman and his accomplice have been jailed for a gunpoint robbery committed on a gold miner at the Mackenzie Market last year December. The former policeman, 38-year old Timothy Waldron, was Thursday found guilty of the offence, jailed for five years and fined GY$100,000. His sentencing came 12 days after his accomplice, 29-year old Shawn Archibald, changed his ...

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Corentyne farmer stabs woman to death

A woman, who lived at Limlair Village, Corentyne, was late Wednesday night stabbed to death and her assailant has attempted to commit suicide. The Guyana Police Force said he has since been admitted to the Port Mourant Hospital under guard. The woman has been identified as 28-year old Tovanie Simmons of 2nd Street, Limlair. Sources identified the attacker as 30-year ...

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Marijuana plant found at Lusignan Prison

A three-hour search of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara has uncovered, among other items, a marijuana plant. “One small cannabis plant and a quantity of ziplock bags,” were among the listed prohibited items found at the jail. This suggests that marijuana is being grown at that penitentiary. Prior to the destruction of the Georgetown Prison by fire, a raid ...

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