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Policeman charged with assaulting girlfriend, her sister

A Guyana Police Force Corporal was Friday arraigned on several charges, including wounding, in connection with an altercation he had with his girlfriend and her sister earlier this month. Corporal Rondell Gouveia was granted GY$140,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 9 for the commencement of the trial. Appearing before Sparendaam Magistrate, Zamilla Ally-Seepaul, he pleaded not guilty ...

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Three supermarket robbers arrested; gun, cash recovered

Three men were arrested Wednesday morning shortly after a break-and-enter at The Number One Supermarket” , 18 Grove, East Bank Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. Lawmen also recovered one .38 revolver and six live matching rounds as well as a quantity of phone cards that were in their possession. Police credited the breakthrough to a security guard who escaped from ...

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CANU in major cocaine, marijuana haul; five arrested

Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has announced one of its single biggest drug hauls – 35 kilogrammes of marijuana and 13.8 kilogrammes of cocaine- since its establishment several years ago. Those arrested and expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, are Khamraj Lall, Marlon Lawrence, Rajendra Persaud, Cleve Thornhill, and Doodnauth Chattergoon. CANU said the drugs and men were intercepted ...

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Warning shot fired at Lusignan Prison ganja, cell phone smuggler

A man, who attempted to hurl 1.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, cigarettes, cell phones and other items over the Lusignan Prison fence escaped being shot or arrested. The Guyana Police Force said at about 1 AM Monday, police and prison guards at the East Coast Demerara penitentiary responded to sounds and spotted the man. He eluded the lawmen. They were manning ...

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High Court judge stays fraud charges against former GRDB Deputy GM after SOCU produces obscured report

High Court Judge, Navindra Singh on Monday quashed fraud-related charges against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Madanlall Ramraj. Defence Lawyer, Anil Nandlall emerged from an in-chamber hearing with the judge to whom he showed the heavily obscured contents of the report titled “Guyana Rice Development Board Forensic Audit Report for the period November 1, ...

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Canadian airborne surveillance company detects illegal Venezuelan fishing vessels; helps EPA develop offshore oil framework

A Canadian airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance company has demonstrated to Guyanese security and environmental agencies its cabilities to  help combat illegal fishing, drug trafficking and other illegal activities, official said Friday night. PAL Aerospace, which Friday night signed a memorandum of understanding with Roraima Airways, has  shown the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Customs ...

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GRA officers shot while attempting to intercept smuggled items

Two of three officers of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) were shot and injured while preparing to intercept a car with smuggled chicken and alcoholic beverages, the agency said. The GRA did not say how serious were the injuries and whether anyone was hospitalised. Police have been called in and  the Authority said several persons have been arrested. A number of ...

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Driver, conductor of overloaded minibus convicted

A minibus driver and conductor on Friday pleaded guilty to a string of offences after police nabbed them in response to a Facebook video that showed the vehicle was overloaded with schoolchildren. A Guyana Police Force spokesman said the driver, Leon Jaggernaught, 38 of Laluni Highway and conductor Joshua Khan, 22, of 560 Golden Grove East Bank Demerara pleaded guilty ...

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