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CANU arrests three for suspected cocaine, fake US currency

Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have arrested two persons, including a husband and wife, in separate raids in Georgetown and Berbice, the agency said Tuesday night. At Craig Street, Campbellville, CANU said it Tuesday afternoon searched a house Craig Street, Campbellville where 992 grammes of suspected cocaine were found. A quantity of cash, jewellery and other valuables were also ...

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Inquiry into Lindo Creek massacre launches on Wednesday; Jagdeo says probes will distract, polarise Guyana

As government prepared to Wednesday launch a Commission of Inquiry into the massacre of eight men at Lindo Creek in 2008, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he welcomed the decision to probe extra-judicial killings but was wary that government was about to cover up politically inspired homicides and distract Guyanese from its broken promises. The swearing in of the Commissioners is ...

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City policeman to be charged with rape

The Georgetown City Constable, who allegedly  had sexual intercourse with juvenile, will be charged with rape. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers said a recommendation has been dispatched for the alleged perpetrator be charged with rape. That advice was given on January 29, 2018. The alleged perpetrator has been identified as Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. Town Clerk, Royston King had fired ...

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Commission of Inquiry into 1,000-odd extra-judicial killings to be named this week

A Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the extra-judicial killing of more than 1,000 persons during a six-year period will be named this week, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said just days after top opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) officials said they were ready for the wide-ranging probe. Harmon told Demerara Waves Online News that the Commission would be named “before ...

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Virtually naked, mutilated body found on East Coast Demerara road

Hours after a man left his home in the company of several female friends, his wounded and virtually naked body was found in a pool of blood, the Guyana Police Force said. He has been identified as Hemchand “Rakesh” Dalchand. Police sources said detectives suspect foul play. Relatives told police he left Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara home at about ...

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Two shot at Mahaica; shooter on the run

Two East Coast Demerara residents are currently hospitalized at the Mahaicony Cottage Hospital in stable condition nursing several gunshots wounds while investigators are making stringent efforts to apprehend the alleged shooter who is known by the victims, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said that about 9:40 Saturday night the victims Marlon Browne,33,a farmer of Helena, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara ...

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Mother-beater shot after chopping policeman

A man  was early Friday morning shot after he chopped a policeman who responded to a report that he was beating his mother at their home at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 2:30 Friday morning, a 33-year old man was shot twice and the policeman chopped twice.The incident occurred when a police patrol responded to a report ...

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GDF Lance Corporal held for shooting of wildlife exporter

A wildlife exporter was shot and robbed of several items by three men and a Guyana Defence Force Lance Corporal has since been arrested, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is 44-year old Imole Fox of 94 Regent and King Streets, Georgetown. He was shot to his lower right leg and a bullet grazed his head during the robbery that ...

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Brazilian prison escapee caught in Guyana

A Brazilian, who was among 100 prisoners who escaped from a jail in his home country, was Wednesday arrested in southern Guyana, Guyanese police said. Police said he has been “positively identified” as Roger Batalha Rodrigues. He has since been handed over to law enforcement officials in Brazil. “Police ranks of the Mounted Branch stationed in Lethem, whilst on patrol yesterday ...

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