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Bail denied for trio charged with Berbice armed robberies

Three men were Tuesday denied bail after being charged with two armed robberies in the Glasgow, East Bank Berbice area. The men, 18-year-old Peter Baker, 22-year-old Leroy Guevara and 28-year-old Aubrey Grant were not required to plea to the indictable charges read to them by Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court. While entering the court, Aubrey Grant ...

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Husband, wife charged with exporting raw gold

A husband and wife charged with allegedly exporting GYD$14.6 million worth raw gold without a licence were Monday granted self-bail. They are 47-seven year old Shazam Khan and 45-year old Bibi Khan of Lot 3 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan, tbey pleaded not guilty to the charge. She released them on their own recognisance ...

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Carpenter charged with murder of Corentyne mason

Twenty-nine year-old Vijai Rigbaran was Monday charged with the murder of a Williamsburg, Corentyne mason at the Albion Magistrate Court. The father of two was not required to plea to the indictable charge read by Magistrate Renita Singh. The court heard that the accused between Tuesday 10th October and Sunday 29th October, 2017 at Williamsburg, Corentyne, he murdered 54-year-old Mohammed ...

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Suspects arrested for allegedly raping, drugging Berbice teens claim innocence

Commander of the Guyana Police Force’s Berbice Division, Lyndon Alves has confirmed that the men wanted in connection with the rape and drugging of two Berbice teens on Tuesday last were arrested. Commander Alves disclosed to Demerara Waves Online that both men were arrested in the Upper Corentyne area and are being vigorously questioned by police as investigations continue. However ...

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Indian rights activist, Rhyaan Shah, poultry outlet staff robbed

Prominent city businesswoman and Indian rights activist, Rhyaan Shah, as well as an East Bank Demerara poultry outlet owner and her staff were robbed Saturday afternoon. Police said at about 1:20 PM Saturday, a 66-year old businesswoman of Irvine Street, Georgetown was robbed by three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The Guyana Police Force did not ...

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Trinidadians wanted in Guyana for fake kidnapping probe

Hours after a Trinidadian man, who allegedly faked his kidnapping in return for a US$700,000 ransom was remanded to a Guyana prison,  police here issued a wanted bulletin for two other Trinidadians believed to be linked to the scheme. They are 40-year old Anil Antonio Mahabir and 42-year old Vejhy Ramdass   who are wanted for questioning in relation to conspiracy ...

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Truck driver charged with causing death of Armstrong brothers, one year after collision

Just over one year after two brothers were killed in an East Bank Demerara road accident, a truck driver was Tuesday charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Twenty-seven year old Gansham Das of 2233 Tuschen Housing Scheme appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan for causing the death of 23 year old Jonnel Armstrong, and 21-year ...

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Trinidadian, who faked kidnapping for ransom, remanded to jail

A Trinidadian national who allegedly faked his own kidnapping was Monday  morning remanded for obtaining ransom money. Thirty- three year Sawak Maraj, a mechanical engineer, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclennan in the Georgetown magistrates’ court denied the charge which stated that that on October 27, at Madewini Resort Timerhi, he conspired with persons to obtain US$700,000  as ransom ...

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Heavily armed bandits escape with over $1M in cash, valuables from Corentyne bar

Police in Berbice have been questioning everyone, including a suspicious customer, after 25 persons were relieved of their valuables when five heavily armed gunmen stormed a Corentyne bar on Sunday at about 7:30 pm. Divisional Commander, Assistant Commissioner Lyndon Alves said no one had not been arrested up to Monday afternoon. Businessman and owner of the bar located at No. ...

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Male sex workers, Cox and Forrester, charged with robbery

Twenty-one year old Kevin Forrester and 19-year old Godfrey Cox , both commercial sex workers, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with robbery with aggravation. The charge states that on October 24 at Croal Sreet, Georgetown, they robbed Victor Best of GYD$84,000 and US$370 property of the said Victor Best. The duo denied the charge and the prosecution objected to ...

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