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Update: Suspected bandit admits to other robberies, hands over weapons; accomplices on the run

A labourer was Saturday night shot and robbed of three cellular phone and other articles while he was at his home at High Reef, Albion, Corentyne, police said. One of the suspects was arrested shortly afterwards, and the Guyana Police Force said the man has admitted to committing other robberies. “The arrested suspect has also admitted to have committed two ...

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Govt Pathologist: Burnt remains of Lindo Creek miners removed improperly; never witnessed post mortem or saw reports

Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh on Thursday said proper procedures might not have been followed in removing the burnt remains of the eight miners at Lindo Creek in 2008, and he also said he refused to observe the autopsies that were conducted by a Jamaican team that had been brought into Guyana. Singh, a Cuban-trained highly experienced pathologist, also said ...

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NBS managers charged with unlawful detainment

Three manahrs of the New Building Society (NBS) were Wednesday arraigned on eight charges of unlawful detainment. Anil Beharry, Anil Kishun and Deka Tullahram  appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charges. The trio pleaded not guilty to the charge that alleges that on January 23, 2018 at NBS office at Avenue ...

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Manager of Trinidadian soca artiste, Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc testifies in assault case

The Manager of Trinidadian soca artiste on Wednesday testified in court as the trial against a man who allegedly assaulted and injured the singer. Seon Isaacs, Disc Jockey (DJ) and Manager of Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc recollected the entire assault to the court, noting that on the morning of the incident himself and Le Blanc had just finished performing at ...

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Guyana must learn from Trinidad and Tobago’s lessons on oil industry corruption- Trinidad Transparency Institute Chair; huge oil revenue can threaten improved international rating- TIGI President

Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTI), Dion Abdool Saturday night urged Guyanese to learn from his country’s mistakes as this country prepares to become a major oil producer. Addressing the Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc.’s (TIGI) annual fund-raising dinner held at the Pegasus Hotel, he recommended that Guyana’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GEITI) be the independent third ...

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Suspected bandits identified; killed in shoot-out with police after trailing bank customer

The three men, who were gunned down on the Georgetown Seawall earlier Thursday were identified, with two of them suspected of trailing a customer who had minutes earlier exited Scotia Bank, Robb Street. Those shot dead by police are 46-year old Dextroy “Dutty” Cordis  of Grove, East Bank Demerara and Kwame Assanah, age unknown, of Buxton, East Coast Demerara. A ...

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Suspected thieves shot dead on Georgetown seawall road

Three suspected thieves were Thursday afternoon shot dead on the Georgetown seawall road opposite the GNS Sports Complex ground. After the crime scene was processed and the bodies were taken away, a police officer described the men as “trunkers”  who break into vehicles and steal property. A wailing woman told reporters at the scene that one of the dead man ...

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