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President ordered massive crackdown on illegal mining at Kaieteur National Park; several arrested, dredges seized- Trotman

Police, soldiers and officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Sunday swooped down on the Kaieteur National Park and arrested several persons who were allegedly illegally mining there, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said. Trotman said the decision to move in at the Kaieteur National Park was taken by President David Granger, who is the Minister ...

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Numerous residents of Chenpau arrested at Kaieteur National Park

More than one dozen persons have been arrested from the Kaieteur National Park and were Sunday being  transported by air to Georgetown for questioning, sources said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources connected to the area that at least eight residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau HAVE been already flown to the City and more were later ...

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Illegal guns, ammo, marijuana seized; large Linden marijuana farm destroyed

Four persons, including a husband and wife, have been arrested in connection with separate seizures of guns, ammunition and marijuana. More than 11 kilogrammes of marijuana and two handguns were allegedly found in the possession of three persons. The fourth person was arrested in relation to the discovery of a huge marijuana farm at WISROC, Linden. The Guyana Police Force ...

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“Kezie” wanted for seaman’s murder

Nine days after a man was gunned down, Guyanese police on Thursday issued a wanted bulletin for a man believed to be the prime suspect. Wanted is 27-year old Ezekiel “Kezie” Edward of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Police said the man is wanted “in connection with the murder of Roy Roland” between May 16 and 17  at Marigold Street, Roxanne ...

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Police to be deployed to West Demerara hospital to stem assault of doctors

After emergency room doctors and other health workers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) downed tools earlier this week to protest poor security, the Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday announced that police would be permanently deployed at that health institution. “These include armed ranks of the Guyana Police Force to be a permanent feature at the hospital to beef ...

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Guyanese woman caught with cocaine in her hair weave at Bahamas airport

(BAHAMAS TRIBUNE242).-A WOMAN from Guyana has been arrested at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the Bahamas concealed in her hair weave. Police report that alert Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) officers took the Guyanese woman into custody following the seizure of just over two pounds of cocaine on Tuesday afternoon, May 23, 2017. Shortly ...

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Suspected Trinidad con arist jailed

A widely suspected Trinidadian con artist was Tuesday jailed after he was convicted for forgery and immigration breaches. Daniel Ali will be spending the next two years in the Georgetown Prisons after he pleaded guilty to the charges of over staying his time and forging two legal documents. The charges allege that between January 3, 2017 and May 19, 2017 ...

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Deeds Registrar on fraud charge

Registrar of the Deeds Registry, Azeena Baksh was Tuesday charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Thirty-three year old Baksh appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and denied the allegation that while being employed by the Judicial Service Commission between May 1, 2014 and and January 31, 2017 in Georgetown caused or procured valuable securities in the sum of GYD$4.5 ...

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CANU seeks international help to crack GYD$500 million cocaine bust; motor racer’s girlfriend arrested

As the probe continues into the GYD$550 million worth of cocaine-in-dressed lumber, Guyana is seeking international assistance to recover recordings that may have been erased from a digital recording device, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said Tuesday. “CANU still has a Digital Video Recording device retrieved from Nazim Gafoor at Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara that has been discovered to have been ‘wiped’ and ...

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Suspected Trinidad and Tobago con artist caught in Guyana

A suspected con artist from Trinidad and Tobago has been arrested and is to be prosecuted for a number of offences before he is deported to his home country, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that Daniel Ali was arrested Saturday evening. The Crime Chief said since Ali’s arrest at ...

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