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Witnesses to violent crimes killed -Granger

Presidential candidate for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger says witnesses to major crimes have been extra-judicially killed. Addressing more than 30,000 supporters at D’urban Park, he suggested that that has made it difficult to solve crimes from 2002 to 2008. “We are trying to get to the bottom of the crime but they kill out ...

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Prisoner escapes from Mazaruni prison

A prisoner, who is a trustee at the Mazaruni Prison, Saturday afternoon escaped from that penal facility. He has been identified as 29-year-old Christopher Punch of Lot 28 El Dorado Village, West Coast Berbice. Punch was serving a nine-year jail term for simple larceny and attempted larceny. The Guyana Police Force says he escaped from the Mazaruni Prison while attending ...

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Gary Best to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best is to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. The Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers recommended to police that Best be charged with the offence. The DPP received the file on Tuesday and it was returned on Wednesday. His ...

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Police seek legal advice on Gary Best in Jude Bentley road accident

Seventeen days after a vehicle driven by former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best struck down and killed a cyclist, police on Tuesday submitted a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice, a source disclosed. Relatives, friends and supporters of the dead cyclist, Jude Bentley, have been agitating for ...

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Pandit rejects police claims that he touched girl who later committed suicide

Attorney-at-Law, Sanjeev Datadin is denying that the police ever questioned a West Demerara Hindu pandit about touching a 13-year-old girl who subsequently committed suicide. “At no stage what was put to him was that he touched the girl anywhere on her body,” Datadin told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. Datadin stressed that the Pandit had “no physical ...

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CANU agents arrest occupants of cocaine-laden go-fast boat, another person wanted

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Sunday said they intercepted a go-fast boat at Parika, East Bank Essequibo, with 27.8 kilogrammes of suspected cocaine and agents are looking for a third person they believed is linked to the bust and who has since allegedly threatened them. Those arrested so far are 48-year-old Muneshwar “Bonny” Dasrajh and 35-year-old Latchman “Jack” Sankar ...

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2020 elections candidate under investigation for alleged sexual offence; victim’s suicide

A Hindu priest and candidate for the 2020 general elections is being investigated for alleged violation of the Sexual Offences Act, and investigators are trying to determine if there was any link to the 13-year-old girl committing suicide, police said. Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Commander, Assistant Commissioner Simon McBean said “we are investigating a report of sexual assault” against ...

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Police probing reported assault that Granger calls “politically motivated”

Police Commander for Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Superintendent Crystal Robinson has confirmed that an incident of an assault is being investigated, but she could not immediately say whether it was politically motivated. While police said the incident occurred on Wednesday, presidential candidate of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) David Granger said the Indigenous Indian man was assaulted Thursday ...

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Updated: Cuban butcher shot dead while going to work

A Cuban man was shot dead Thursday morning on Cummings streets, Georgetown while he was on his way to work. Police identified the man as 34-year old Otredis Duarte Gonzales,  who is a butcher employed at Rossignol Butchery on Church Street. Investigators say the attackers are identifiable. Duarte Gonzales, who lived on East Street, was attacked at about 6:44 AM ...

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Three suspects GTT kiosk robbery arrested

Three suspects in the robbery of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) kiosk at Giftland Mall have been arrested. A senior police source says they were arrested at various points including East Bank Demerara; D’urban Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown and at a local transportation and vehicle spare parts company. At about 8 pm Monday night, two men robbed the kiosk ...

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