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Guns, ammo seized; five arrested at marijuana field

Five males, including a 15- year old, were arrested by security forces at Ekura Creek, Canje River and six guns and ammunition seized. The Guyana Police Force said the five shotguns,a pistol and three live rounds were found along with 12 kilogrammes of dried cannabis. Poluce said a five-acre plot of cannabis was destroyed. The almost sixteen hours operation began ...

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Alleged GY$600 million fraud: Defence says no case against former govt minister Jennifer Westford, former Principal Personnel Officer

Former Public Service Minister, Jennifer Westford and the ministry’s former Principal Personnel Officer, Margaret Cummings should be freed of 24 counts of fraud amounting to GY$600 million, their defence lawyer, Dexter Todd told the court on Tuesday. In making no-case submissions before Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman, the lawyer told the court that the charge against Westford was bad in law ...

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Money changer “Bigga” shot, robbed

A money changer was Sunday afternoon shot and robbed of GY$120,000 by a lone gunman who pounced on him, demanded the cash and fled on a waiting motorcycle. Sustaining a gunshot wound to his left thigh is 60-year old Rockford “Bigga” Richardson of 56 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown. No one has been arrested and persons at Longden Street, ...

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Farmer allegedly killed by son-in-law

Police say they are investigating the murder of a farmer at Port Kaituma, North West District. Dead is 67-year old Dennis Williams of Canal Bank,Port Kaituma. Investigators said Williams was allegedly killed by his 36 year-old son-in-law. He has been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Enquiries disclosed that about 3 AM Saturda morning the suspect and two friends ...

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No charges for Minister Broomes, others in parking lot fracas

Junior Minister of Natural Resources Simona Broomes, her driver and two security guards, who were involved in the parking lot fracas, will not be charged. “The file was completed and sent for legal advice, which was obtained to the effect that based on all the Statements and video footage, no charges are advised,” the Guyana Police Force said. Earlier this ...

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Minister Broomes’ son, female partner to be charged

The son of Guyana’s Junior Minister of Natural Resources and his female partner are to be charged with assault. Hector Broomes is to be charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm. He is the son of Minister Simona Broomes. His partner, Gilbeth Rodriguez, is to be charged with two counts, one for asault and the other for throwing ...

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Updated: Identities of five killed bandits released; guns, other items displayed

Police Commissioner, David Ramnarine Tuesday morning confirmed the identities of the five men who were shot dead at Turkeyen where they had gone to steal a metal safe from a house. Those killed are Timothy St. Hill, Levi Braithwaite, Andrew Daly, Ian Forde and Jermaine Doobay. According to records, the Police Commissioner indicated that St.Hill had a long criminal history including providing ...

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DEA helping Guyana intercept illegal aircraft

The United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration is assisting Guyana in intercepting illegal aircraft, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan has told the the National Assembly. Responding to questions by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), he said three illegal planes that landed in Guyana near the border with Brazil based on information provided by the DEA. “We also have sought ...

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Look-alike presidential crown on wedding car lands road safety advocate in hot water

The President of the West Demerara Road Safety Association, who used two fake presidential crowns on a car at a wedding, was charged and fined. Peter Katahan, 43,a Rural Sergeant, was granted a total of GY$100,000 bail for five charges. He pleaded not guilty to fraudulent imitation of identification mark,and unregistered ,unlicensed,uncertified and uninsured motor vehicle. The offences were allegedly ...

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