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Three charged with murder of elderly women

Three men were Wednesday charged with the murder of two elderly longtime friends at their home earlier this month. Twenty-five year old Imran Khan also known as Christopher Khan, 26-year old Steven Andrews and 23-year old Phillip Suffrein all appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan charged with the capital offence of murder. The charge read that between October 2 ...

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Berbice man remanded for drugs in salt bag

, 59, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court  today charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that the defendant on Monday 9th October at Highbury village, East Bank Berbice, he had in his possession 6,204 KG of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Police on Monday acting on information intercepted ...

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Drug trafficking convict faces attempted murder charge on deportation from US

A former University of Guyana student, who has been previously charged in connection with several serious crimes, was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of attempted murder. Guyanese police arrested Kurt Kendall on October 6, 2017 immediately on his arrival from the United States  where he had been charged with cocaine trafficking. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan read the charge stating ...

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Teen among trio remanded for murder of Corentyne labourer whose burnt remains were found in hole

Two men, along with a 16-year-old, appeared today at the Springlands Magistrate Court, charged with the murder of 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie, whose burnt remains were discovered in a shallow grave last Friday. The trio, 44-year-old Bharrat Ramsarwack, who employed the deceased; 19-year-old Mohanlall Suesankar; and the 16-year-old all appeared before Magistrate Robindranauth Singh to answer to the indictable charge. The ...

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Prison Escapee Royden Williams Caught In Minibus

Prison Escapee, Mark Royden Durant also known as Royden Williams called “Smallie”, who evaded police gunfire in Linden last month, has been recaptured at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice tonight. Police confirmed the murder convict was in a passenger minibus when he was recaptured at about 20:00hrs as a result of an intelligence-led operation. The Bartica massacre convict was unarmed at ...

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Decomposed body of man found at Port Mourant

The partly decomposed body of a man was found Sunday night at Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice, police said. Berbice Division Deputy Commander, Edmond Cooper told Demerara Waves Online News on Monday that the body was found on an open field next to the Port Mourant School. He said no marks of violence were seen on the exposed parts of the ...

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“Prime suspect” in custody for robbery-murder of elderly women

Police said they on Sunday they arrested the “prime suspect” in the killing of two elderly women last week. The man was arrested at about midday at Karawab, Pomeroon River, located about 65 miles from Charity, Essequibo Coast. Investigators from Georgetown, led by a senior officer, acted on intelligence gathered and moved in on the location where the man was ...

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Corentyne labourer knocked unconscious then burnt alive over stolen goats

As investigations continue into the killing of Corentyne labourer, 21-year-old Mahendra Ghanie whose burnt remains were discovered on Friday aback the main suspect’s home, police sources have revealed that the man was murdered after allegedly stealing two goats from his employer. The employer, his son and another worker recently confessed to the gruesome crime citing the theft as the motive. ...

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Police killings must be thoroughly investigated; Lusignan Prison should be shut down immediately-UN Working Group on African descendants

The United Nations Working Group on People of African Descent (WGPAD) Friday recommended that extra-judicial killings by police be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators brought to justice, but no mention was made of the gunning down of several persons by death squads. “The government should take the necessary measures to guarantee that prompt and impartial inquiries are conducted into all extra-judicial ...

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Block-maker, teenage son confess to killing, burning labourer

A block-maker, his 14-year old son and one of his workers Friday confessed to killing a labourer  whose burnt remains were found in a hole earlier in the afternoon aback his place of employment,  Deputy Berbice Divisonal Commander,Edmond Cooper said. The motive for the killing was not immediately known. The block-maker’s sons, 23 and 14 years old, are also among ...

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