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Crackdown on illegal motorcycles, shady characters; carjackings decline- police

A crackdown has begun on smuggled and stolen motorcycles owned and in the process shady characters are being targeted, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Williams said. Williams said since police, in collaboration with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), began the operation two weeks ago, at least 160 motorcycles have been pulled off the road for further investigations. He said investigators ...

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Bishops’ High School teacher’s alleged sexual misconduct: DPP still waiting on police

The Bishops High School teacher, Coen Blaine Jackson, who is at the centre of alleged sexual misconduct with students of that school, will have to wait a bit longer to know his fate as police have been asked to conduct further investigations, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers said Wednesday. Spokeswoman for the Chambers, Liz Rahaman, in describing a ...

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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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