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Policeman, who failed alcohol test, arrested for killing motorcyclist with force’s vehicle

A Police Constable,  failed a breathalyzer test following a fatal accident Saturday night, is under close arrest, the Guyana Police Force said. Sources have identified the policeman as Ryan Persaud. Dead is 23-year old Akemo Anthony of 338 East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, At the time of the accident at 11:40 Saturday night on Nelson Mandela Public Road in the vicinity of ...

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Decision to scrap jail terms for marijuana possession for personal use welcomed; tough laws needed to punish prison staff for drug trafficking- Prisons Director

Even as more prison guards and civilians are being busted for smuggling marijuana into the jails, Director of the Guyana Prison Service, Gladwin Samuels has welcomed government’s decision to scrap jail terms for the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. At the same time, Samuels is recommending that tough legislation be put in place to specifically punish ...

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Bounty Supermarket in Kitty robbed

A lone gun-toting bandit Wednesday afternoon committed a robbery at Bounty Supermarket’s branch at Kitty, Georgetown. “Nobody is injured. Everybody is safe and sound,” a reliable source told Demerara Waves Online News. A well-placed source said the man robbed the entity of an undisclosed sum of cash. None of the customers was robbed, but the bandit escaped with monies from ...

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Mother jailed pending trial for murder of three-year old son

The woman, who allegedly stabbed to death her three-year old son, was Wednesday arraigned on a charge of murder. Twenty-six year old Pat Brenda Ferreira was not required to plea to the indictable charge. The pregnant woman was remanded to prison until September 12, 2018 by Cove and John Magistrate, Peter Hugh. A preliminary inquiry would eventually be held to ...

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Junior Finance Minister wants to advise on corruption charges; calls for appeal of Jennifer Westford’s GY$600 million larceny charge

Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma has criticised police investigators and legal experts for instituting the wrong charge against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Officer, Margaret Cummings who were freed of a GY$600 million charge of larceny by public officer. Speaking on Saturday’s edition of Voice of the People on his television station, CNSTV6, Sharma urged ...

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Mother arrested for stabbing death of 3-year old son

Guyanese police on Saturday arrested a 26-year old woman for allegedly stabbing her three-year old son to death. Dead is Ramdeo Ferreira of  585 15th Street,Foulis, Easr Coast Demerara. Sources said the woman’s name is Pat Brenda Ferreira. Investigators said at about 09:45 AM the suspect was seen chasing after her son in her yard armed with a knife. “Minutes later ...

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BREAKING: Jennifer Westford, Margaret Cummings freed of stealing GY$600 million

Former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Assistant Margaret Cummings were Friday afternoon freed from a charge of larceny of GY$639,420,000 by a public officer. Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman said the charge of 24 counts of larceny by a public officer was “bad in law” because, according to Guyana’s constitution, Westford, as a government minister, was not ...

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Surinamese woman nabbed at back-track with cocaine, ecstasy–police

A Surinamese woman was early Saturday morning arrested at Number 78 Village Foreshore,Corentyne, Berbice (Backtrack route) with cocaine and ecstasy in her possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said she and her belongings were searched and 247 grammes of suspected cocaine and 100 grammes of ecstasy (192 pills) were found. The 27 year-old, who is said to be a ...

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Police considering PPP’s complaint about award of new Demerara Bridge feasibility study

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is considering the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP’s) request for a probe into Cabinet’s award of a contract to a Netherlands-headquartered company to conduct a feasibility study for a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “The matter is now engaging the attention of the Guyana Police Force,” Head of SOCU, Special Assistant Police ...

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Thieves, including employee, caught red-handed carting off safe

A hardware store employe is one of three persons arrested after they and three others abandoned a safe shortly after tying up five security guards, police said. “As the suspects were fleeing the premises with the steel safe, they saw a police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot intact and escaped,” police said. The incident occurred Monday morningl ...

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