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Heated arguments lead to two separate killings; five arrested

Two persons were killed following two altercations on the lower East Coast Demerara, and five persons have since been arrested, police said. Dead are 39-year old Hetram Ramchar of  31 Crown Dam, Industry, and Bhagwan Ramadhar and 44-year old Bhagwan Ramadhar, a labourer, of Lot 50 Industry Front. In the incident involving Ramchar, police said that at about 7 AM Monday at ...

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Motorcyclist injured in collision with drunken policeman

A motorcyclist Sunday afternoon sustained serious head injuries after she was struck down by a car driven by a uniformed policeman who was driving under the influence of alcohol. The injured woman has been identified as 44-year old Gem Simone Hall of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. A Guyana Police Force officer told Demerara Waves Online News that Constable, Nigel Griffith, ...

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Lethem bus driver held in major ganja, cocaine haul

A 55-year old driver of a minibus of Tabatinga, Lethem, was early Sunday morning arrested in connection with the discovery of 24.9 kilogrammes of marijuana and 200 grammes of cocaine in the vehicle, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the bus was transporting passengers to Lethem. Police said they received information and stopped and searched the bus at Mabura ...

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Woman shot during gunfire exchange

A woman was shot accidentally during a shootout between two men at Agricola, East Bank Demerara Saturday night. Investigators followed a trail of blood to a house but no one was there. They saw more blood on clothing, police sources said. The Guyana Police Force said the two men, who were involved in the exchange of gunfire, were yet to ...

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Suspect in shooting of GRA enforcement officer killed

A man,who was wanted in connection with several crimes including the recent shooting of a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), was shot dead early Saturday morning. Police said the body of Colin Daley also known as  ‘Floggy and Frog Eye’ 24 years, unemployed of East La-Penitence, whose body was found in a pool of blood with a suspected gunshot wound to ...

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GRA officer held for allegedly firing shots outside night spot

A Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) enforcement officer was early Friday morning arrested after he allegedly fired several shots in the air, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the licensed firearm holder,  employed by a government agency as an enforcement officer, allegedly discharged his 9MM pistol multiple times, in public view, at a popular night spot in Sandy Babb Street, ...

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One in custody following New Amsterdam execution attempt

Berbice Divisional Commander, Lyndon Alves  on Thursday said investigators were making headway in their investigations into the execution attempt on a New Amsterdam farmer and arrested a suspect said to be involved in the shooting. Alves disclosed that the victim, who was reluctant to divulge information on his enemies, reported that earlier in the day, he had a confrontation with ...

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New Amsterdam farmer injured in execution attempt

Police in Berbice are hunting for a lone gunman who opened fire on a 45-year-old farmer Wednesday evening as he was entering his yard at Islington, New Amsterdam. In a press release, the Guyana Police Force stated that multiple shots were fired aiming at the man’s neck moments after he had finished conversing with a police officer. The injured farmer, ...

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Father claims son is innocent of murdering East Bank Berbice teen

Following the murder charge laid on 19-year-old Omardai Christopher, the lad’s father, Peter Christopher, claims that his son is innocent of any wrong doing. “God gone deal with ayuh. My son innocent,” and “We gon’ protest,” he shouted while his son was being transported out of the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court in handcuffs earlier Wednesday moments after being charged with 29-year-old ...

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Brazilian dredge owner shot dead by “foreign language” speakers

As Guyanese continue to probe reports of armed Venezuelans raiding mining camps and killing persons here, a Brazilian dredge owner is the latest person to have been shot dead. “Investigations have so far revealed that between 17:45 hrs yesterday (Tuesday) and 02:00hrs this (Wednesday) morning a gang of about six to eight men, armed with rifles and handguns and speaking ...

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