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No trafficking of Haitians through Guyana; Venezuelans being watched

There is no evidence that  Haitians are being trafficked through Guyana to French Guiana, but authorities here are focussing on possible trafficking of Venezuelans, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Winston Felix said. “First of all, you are assuming that given the numbers of Haitians there is trafficking. We have not suspected any trafficking of Haitians in Guyana, through Guyana or ...

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Russian alleged assault of Guyanese mine ranger heads to Cabinet; probe launched

The Guyana government is said to be gravely concerned about the alleged assault of a Guyanese gold concession ranger by a Russian and the matter could very well reach Cabinet, according to well-placed sources. Interior Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent Kevin Adonis confirmed receiving a report from Ranger, Ken Edwards alleging that he was performing duties last Friday at about 10 ...

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Christian church leaders tell govt don’t scrap buggery laws; SASOD says gay rights not a big political issue for voters

At least 100 of Guyana’s Christian Evangelical and Pentecostal church leaders on Sunday collectively called on government not to outlaw buggery, but the country’s major lesbian and gay rights organisation is not worried that government will buckle to pressure at the risk of losing votes in a general election. Head of SASOD, Joel Simpson said the removal of colonial-era buggery laws ...

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Hotelier kills taxi driver

The owner of Tourist Villa Hotel and Bar early Saturday morning shot and killed a  man who ran into the business place behind a handyman who had earlier intervened in altercation between the now dead man and his girlfriend, police sources said.’ The murder suspect’s name has been given as 45-year old Erwin Bacchus of 260 ‘B’ Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, ...

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Lusignan prison escape foiled

Prison guards have scuttled a plot by two murder accused to escape from the Lusignan Prison, leaving Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels baffled at how the prisoners got cutting equipment. ‘During security checks conducted, the discovery was made. One steel bar was discovered cut while attempts were being made to cut another. From observations, the cutting of the second bar was ...

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West Demerara man jailed for Canje River guns, marijuana bust; teenager, others on bail

A West Bank Demerara man, who was caught with guns and harvested marijuana on a plot of land cultivated with marijuana, pleaded guilty on Thursday and was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment. Magistrate Renita Singh, sitting in the Reliance Magistrates’ Court, East Berbice, sentenced 26-year old Lloyd Samuels of Bagotsville, West Bank Demerara to four years each for possession of ...

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Families of massacred Lindo Creek miners should be compensated; former President, others should be questioned in a re-opened probe- report

A Commission of Inquiry has recommended compensation for family members of the eight miners whose burnt remains were found at a mining camp  at Lindo Creek, Upper Berbice River area in 2008. “The basis for recommending compensation is that many of the families have suffered financially from the deaths of their husbands or fathers who were at the time supporting ...

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Legal clerk found dead at his residence

A 48-year old man, who was a well-known Legal Clerk, was found dead at his residence at Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke Highway, sources said. The body of Gregory “Wayne”  Frank was found face down with an apparent wound to his head. He was the Legal Clerk to Attorney-at-Law, Abiola Wong-Inniss. A source told Demerara Waves Online News that he last saw ...

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Suspect in robbery of doctor shot, arrested

One of two men accused of robbing a Nicaraguan doctor was hours later shot by police and arrested. Police said the 40-year old man is a carpenter who lives at Laing Avenue. Investigators said he has admitted to have only aided in the escape of the other suspect from the scene. The Guyana Police Force said a gun , believed to ...

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