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Update: Two confess to killing elderly women

        Two of four persons in custody on Friday confessed to killing two elderly women earlier this week at their home at the corner of Albert Street and South Road, a top Guyana Police Force investigator said Friday. A senior police source said two men admitted to investigators that they killed family-friends 88-year old Constance Fraser and 75-year old ...

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Policewoman’s killer commits suicide

The man, who hacked to death a policewoman Thursday morning, hours later committed suicide, Berbice Division Deputy Commander Senior Superintendent,  Edmond Cooper said. He said the body of Clayton “Woody” Anthony was found hanging from a tree at the “waterside” of Number 30 Village, West Coast Berbice. He appeared to have premeditated his action as he fled from neighbours with ...

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Policewoman chopped to death; cutlass found

A Guyana Police Force Woman Sergeant, Keneisha Sheriff was killed Thursday morning at her home at Number 30 Village, West Coast Berbice. Police said her throat was slashed by a man during an altercation. They occupied the same building, but it was not immediately clear whether the two were connected in any way. Sheriff was the Officer-in-Charge of the Registry ...

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Head of SWAT Unit transferred after police force gun, ammo stolen

The Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Lonsdale Withrite has been transferred after his service firearm and vehicle were allegedly stolen from him, but Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine is mum about who has replaced him. Ramnarine said Withrite has been transferred to the East Coast Demerara (‘C’) Division, but he declined ...

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Police guards at Lusignan jail probably culpable for latest escape

Just hours after a remanded prisoner escaped from the Lusignan Prison, the Guyana Police Force suggested that the police guards who were on duty did nothing to prevent the prisoner from fleeing the East Coast Demerara penal facility. Rape-accused, 35-year old Dellon Blake escaped from holding bay two at the jail early Wednesday morning. “From indications at the Prison he used ...

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Rape accused escapes from Lusignan Prison

A prisoner, accused of rape, has escaped from the Lusignan Prison, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said Wednesday. He is Dellon Blake of Kamuni Creek, Demerara River, West Bank Demerara. “He has tear drop tattoo on left side of his face. He cuts cabbage for a living,” the Prisons Director said. Samuels said Blake,35 years old, escaped from holding bay ...

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Lethem bus driver remanded on drug trafficking charges

A Lethem bus driver was Tuesday morning remanded to prison after he pleaded not guilty to being in possession of cocaine and marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Fifty-five year old Garfield Parker of 8 Tabatinga Lethem pleaded not guilty to two drug possession charges after they were read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. The first charge ...

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Woman charged for cocaine-soaked hammocks

The woman, who allegedly attempted to smuggle a quantity of cocaine soaked into hammocks, has been charged with trafficking in narcotics. Twenty-six year old Tiffini Collison of F21 Samaan Street Guyhoc Park appeared on Tuesday in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a drug trafficking charge. Collison, who appeared before chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, was not required to plea to ...

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Two charged with murder of man on father’s death anniversary

Two men were Tuesday arraigned for the murder of a man on the same day he was about to attend his father’s death anniversary memorial service. Nineteen year old Shawn Dos Santos and 18-year old Stephon Howard both of Freeman Street, East Lapenitence appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court charged with murder. Bail was ...

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