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UPDATED: Man kills injures mother, kills wife, baby at Crane, West Coast Demerara

A man chopped off his mother’s hand and hacked to death his wife and their baby early Friday morning at Crane Village, West Coast Demerara, police confirmed. He also chopped off his mother’s hand and she was rushed to the West Demerara Hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. The assailant was later shot and arrested. His wife’s name has been given as Vanessa ...

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Political Scientists, Opposition Leader weigh in on Omar Sharif’s arrest for alleged tax evasion, money laundering

Amid lingering concerns in some sections of Guyanese society about why the coalition government had not fired Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif shortly after assuming office more than one year ago, political analysts were Thursday offering mixed views about his arrest for alleged financial crimes. Sharif was a staunch supporter of the People’s Progressive Party ...

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WAKENAAM: Handcuffed prisoner escapes from police

A search was continuing Tuesday morning  for a handcuffed prisoner who escaped from police and fled into a clump of bushes shortly after he arrived on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam. A senior police officer said the policeman from whom the prisoner escaped would eventually be placed under close arrest. He said the prisoner dashed from the policeman shortly disembarking a speedboat ...

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One plane barred from leaving Anguilla

One of the planes that was flown out of Guyana without genuine clearances  Sunday morning left  Anguilla for Puerto Rico, while the other was left behind on that tiny British dependency, according to usually reliable sources. The sources said the Cessna 206, bearing registration number 8R-GTP, was allowed to leave Anguilla’s Clayton Lloyd International Airport after receiving clearance from the civil ...

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Ogle Airport denies security breach following unauthorized removal of aircraft

In the wake of the unauthorized removal of two aircraft from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport and flying them overseas, Ogle Airport Inc. is downplaying concerns that there has been an apparent breach of airport security. OAI spokesman, Kit Nascimento said the operators of Oxford Airways, who are eligible to enter airside with their airside passes, entered the airport, ...

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BREAKING: Planes removed from Ogle Airport in breach of court order

Two Cessna 206 aircraft, which are the subject of High Court litigation in Guyana, were flown out of the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport during very early Saturday morning without authorization, Acting Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Chitranie Heeralall said. She confirmed that the planes have since been detained in Anguilla, and the matter was ...

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Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court on Tuesday for sentencing after a certificate of value of the ...

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