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Two charged with robbing elderly man of pension

Two  men, who allegedly robbed a 71-year old man of his pension shortly after he got it, were arrested moments after and gave since been charged, police said. “The suspects have since been charged with Robbery with Violence and are scheduled to appear before a Magistrate at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Courts tomorrow,” police said. They have been identified as 25-year ...

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Four arrested for gunning down of money-changer -police

  Four men, including two who had previously robbed America Street money-changer, Shawn ‘Fabulous’ Nurse, have been arrested in connection with his murder, police said. The Guyana Police Force said so far one of the suspects might  be lying to detectives. “A red Honda CG Motorcycle suspected to have been used in the commission of the crime based on CCTV ...

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Regional Engineer chopped by contractor over owed cash

A Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Engineer has been chopped by a contractor during an altercation over the non-payment for works, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is 67-year old Amainauth Chinkan of Side Line Dam, Triumph, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred last week at about 10 PM Friday, February 3, 2018, at Enterprise Village, East Coast Demerara. Police said they ...

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Money-changer, ‘Fabulous’, shot dead

Well-known America Street money-changer, Shawn “Fabulous” Nurse was Sunday morning shot dead. Sources said the gunman demanded that the money-changer hand over a bag with money. However, the 47-year old Nurse refused and was shot dead. The incident occurred at about 10:10 AM at Avenue of the Republic and America Street. Sources said Nurse was robbed late last year. Police ...

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Suspected serial bandit commits another robbery while on bail

A woman was Saturday afternoon apparently traced and robbed at gunpoint by a man, who is already before the court for similar offences, after she withdrew money from a bank and paid her workers at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. The Guyana Police Force indicated that they know who robbed the 47-year old woman, who is a Secretary, because the incident ...

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Gas station pump attendants robbed

A lone gun-toting bandit Friday night robbed three gas station pump attendants while they were in duty at the Shell Gas Station, Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara. Investigators were told that the “identifiable” grabbed just over GY$57,000, property of SOL Guyana Inc, from the female workers at about 7 PM. Demerara Waves Online News was told that the women were on ...

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Indian rights activist identifies stolen car; leads to more carjacking breakthroughs

Indian Rights activist  and newspaper columnist, Rhyaan Shah has identified her vehicle that was stolen from her late last year at gunpoint,  leading police to two men who are already behind bars, for several similar offences. Sources said in December, 2017 police intercepted Shah’s car, which was being driven by Shawn Archibald, and had two other occupants including a woman ...

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PPP, Granger trade salvoes over Commissions of Inquiry on killings

The People’s Progressive Party on Wednesday sought to sully the one-man Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre 10 years ago, but President David Granger said that incident and two other massacres, among other killings, occurred during then President Jagdeo’s 1999 to 2011 tenure but he had  failed to conduct a thorough probe. The PPP said its members might ...

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Retired Justice Trotman to probe Lindo Creek massacre

Retired Justice Donald Trotman was Wednesday morning  sworn to head a Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre of eight miners in 2008. Trotman took the oath of office before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan in the presence of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. Trotman said he was “honoured” to be appointed the lone Commissioner to probe the incident ...

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Crackdown on illegal motorcycles, shady characters; carjackings decline- police

A crackdown has begun on smuggled and stolen motorcycles owned and in the process shady characters are being targeted, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Williams said. Williams said since police, in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), began the operation two weeks ago, at least 160 motorcycles have been pulled off the road for further investigations. He said investigators ...

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