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City resident admits to being in possession of rifle, other items

A man has admitted to being in possession of a rifle, bulletproof vest and handcuffs, even as police probe whether his firearm licence for a pistol is fake, according to police sources. The man identified as Daniel Nelson of Church Street, Georgetown was arrested by members of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday afternoon. “An intelligence led operation, yesterday afternoon ...

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Pastor arrested for allegedly raping woman he counselled

A pastor has been arrested  after a 21-year old woman alleged that he raped her while providing counselling following the death of her father, according to well-placed sources. Sources said the pastor of the Full Gospel Church (not Full Gospel Fellowship) was arrested Thursday night at his Diamond, East Bank Demerara home to assist police with investigations. The 35-year old ...

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Gold Board staff sent home as part of fraud probe

Two employees of the Guyana Gold Board have been sent on leave pending an investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar fraud, Chairman of the semi-autonomous agency, Gabriel Lall told Demerara Waves Online News. “I am confirming that two workers were sent home pending an investigation into irregularities,” he said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources that the Accountant, ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency has 25 “solid cases” ; Attorney General says “no protection for anyone in our government and under our watch”

Guyana’s State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has 25 “solid cases” of officials of the previous government having properties that they acquired unlawfully using their then privileged positions, Deputy Director, Aubrey Heath-Retemyer said. Delivering a brief presentation at an Anti-Corruption Sensitisation Seminar for councillors and employees in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) organised by the Ministry of Legal Affairs, he indicated that now ...

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Berbice goldsmith sentenced to 21 years for killing friend he owed

A 40-year-old Berbice goldsmith, who was on trial at the Berbice High Court for the murder of his friend, was Wednesday sentenced to 21 years imprisonment after a mixed jury found him guilty of the lesser count of manslaughter. Deon Sunthgolam of Canefield, East Canje Berbice was on trial for the murder of  62-year-old Terrence “Skatchy” Mc Lean of Lot ...

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No jail for “low-level” drug offenders, possessors of small ganja amounts–prison riot inquiry recommends

The Commission of Inquiry into the 2015 fiery disturbances at the Georgetown Prison that killed 17 prisoner has recommended that no one should be jailed for possession of drugs including small amounts of marijuana for personal use, but Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams said Cabinet has not yet considered that aspect of the report. The Report ...

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Reporters threatened again as Berbice trio returns to court on more armed robbery charges

The lives and safety of four media operatives were earlier Wednesday threatened once more as three Berbice men returned to court to face several charges for robbery under arms. The trio- 18-year-old Peter Baker, 22-year-old Leroy Guevara and 28-year-old Aubrey Grant- were further remanded by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Reliance Magistrate Court after they were not required to plea ...

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La Grange policeman almost emptied revolver on girlfriend cop before killing self

New evidence has surfaced overnight showing that a policeman fired almost all of the bullets in a revolver on his girlfriend, who is a police constable, before killing himself with the sixth bullet. Investigators said at about 9 O’clock Tuesday night at the La Grange Police Station, West Bank Demerara 20-year Clement Cockfield, who was a member of the Guyana Police Force’s ...

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Update: Battered Richard Ishmael teacher dies; two policemen implicated

            The badly beaten Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher, who was rushed to a hospital early Sunday morning, died Tuesday afternoon. She is 22-year old Kescia Branche of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown. The Guyana Police Force said one of two policemen and one of Branche’s male friends have since been arrested. “A Police Constable is ...

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