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Money changer shot dead

A money changer was Tuesday morning shot dead outside Ashmin’s Store, High Street, Stabroek, Georgetown. Dead is 57-year old Prince Phillip Alleyne of 88 Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 10:35 Alleyne was shot and robbed by two men on a motorcycle both dressed in Muslim garb and armed with a handgun each. Alleyne was escorted ...

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Bomb-scare on COPA flight which was scheduled to depart Guyana – authorities

Guyanese police and other authorities at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday confirmed there was a bomb-scare aboard a COPA Airlines plane that caused a delayed departure from Guyana. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed that the law enforcement agency received a report of the threat at about 2:30 Monday afternoon. He said detectives and ...

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Do not lock up persons for “behaving bad”- Police Commissioner

Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday warned members of the Force against locking up persons because their family members complain they were “behaving bad” as they risk being injured by other detainees while in custody. “No one is to come to the station for you to take a relative into custody because they behaving bad. Behaving bad is not an ...

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Police to pursue traffic bribery; officers unhappy with salaries should leave – top cop

Guyana’s Police Commissioner, Leslie James on Monday told members of the public, who bribe traffic officers, that they too would be penalised because the offence is a two-way street—involving givers and not just takers. “Once there is no offer, they [sic] can’t be acceptance. It goes both sides—offer and acceptance—and let me warn you civilians, we are coming after you–those ...

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Bartica miner allegedly shoots wife

A 52-year-old Bartica miner, who, allegedly, shot and injured his wife during an argument, has been taken into custody, and his firearm lodged, the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Businesswoman, 49-year old Ava Abrams of 77 Third Avenue, Bartica, sustained a gunshot wound to her left hand. “Enquiries disclosed from the victim that she closed her business about 01:50 hrs., ...

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Former soldier, convicted for drug trafficking, escapes from prison

A former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier early Sunday morning escaped from the Lusignan Prison, police said. The escapee has been identified as 24-year-old John Lambert of 158 North Haslington, East Coast Demerara. He was serving a four-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. Police said Lambert scaled the eastern fence of ‘holding bay 3’ at ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk youth. The perpetrator told authorities he had been also bullied. ...

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Murder accused dies after beating in prison

A man accused of murder died late Friday night in hospital, three days after he was severely beaten by fellow inmates at the Lusignan Prison, police said. Dead is 30-year old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown. Police said the remanded prisoner was beaten by unknown prisoners on April 3 in Bay 1 at the East Coast Demerara penitentiary. The inmate ...

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Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of ...

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6-year-old pupil killed in road accident

A six-year pupil of Eversham Primary School, Corentyne, Berbice, was killed after she ran out from behind a lorry and was struck down by a car, the Guyana Police Force said. The child was identified as Arianna Lowenfield with a given address as Epson Village, Corentyne. The car that struck her bears licence number HC 2523 and was being driven ...

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