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Man jailed for damaging Minister Harmon’s house

A man, who admitted to damaging Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s house, was Wednesday sentenced to six months imprisonment. Thirty year old Samuel Greene of Guyhoc Park admitted to committing the offence at Harmon’s property. The unrepresented man stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge read that on September 15 at Guyhoc Park, he ...

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Violence by Psychiatric Hospital patients triggers nurses’ sit-in over poor working conditions

Nurses at the National Psychiatric Hospital Tuesday staged a three-hour sit-in over the dangerous conditions they are facing at that mental health facility where several patients violently broke two walls late Monday night. When this publication visited the health institution at Canje, Berbice, the Hospital Administrator, Luanne Sulker, said she was not permitted to speak to the media about the ...

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Small group of prisoners refuse ‘granny’, demand steak for breakfast

Prisoners at the Georgetown Prison Tuesday morning kicked doors and behaved disorderly to demand steak for breakfast, but the minor unrest was quelled after senior security sector officers spoke with them, Director of Prisons Gladwin Samuels said. He said about 12 of the inmates there kicked doors, saying they wanted the special meat cut for breakfast. “Situation under control. The ...

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Glass technician, who swallowed cocaine, jailed

Thirty eight year old glass technician Julius Watkins pleaded guilty to having 960 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that between September 12-15 at the Georgetown Public Hospital and Woodlands Hospital he excreted 114 “round-like”  objects. Facts surrounding the matter states that ...

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Drunken policeman arrested for latest reported road death

A Guyana Police Force Lance Corporal, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, on Monday remained under close arrest in connection with the death of a 20-year old woman. Investigators said the 39- year old man, who is based at Force Headquarters, was driving his personal vehicle bearing licence number PSS 3984. The policeman, who resides at Cummings Lodge, East ...

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Queensway guard charged with stealing cash from New Thriving Restaurant

A 29- year old security guard attached to Queensway Security Force was Monday morning placed on GYD$60,000 bail after being charged for break and entry and larceny. Travis Reynolds of 30 Graham’s Street Plasiance East Coast Demerara stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the allegation that on September 9,2017 at Main Street Georgetown he broke and enter the ...

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One dead, another hospitalised after Corentyne hit and run

A Corentyne family has plunged into mourning after the sole breadwinner was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday evening. Dead is 19-year-old Trishan “Sonno” Sahai  of Lot 11 ‘B’ No. 57 village, Corentyne. His friend, Mooneshwar Jairam, 28, is said to be in a serious but stable condition at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital. According to information ...

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GRA gun stolen; security guard shot

A security guard was Sunday nursing a gunshot wound and a man, who allegedly grabbed a service revolver from a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) officer, has been arrested, police said. The GRA officer has also been detained. Police said they were investigating the circumstances in which a 22-year old security guard of Lower Kara Kara, Linden was shot. He is ...

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Two held for spate of East Coast Demerara robberies

Two men, believed to be perpetrators of several robberies on the lower East Coast Demerara, were early Sunday morning arrested shortly after they allegedly robbed a contractor of a gold chain valued GYD$1.6 million, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said the two suspects  -ages 26 and 31, who are  from Mon Repos and Beterverwagting , East Coast Demerara. “have been ...

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Former Magistrate slapped with two additional traffic charges

Former Traffic Court Magistrate and Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan on Friday appeared at the Ablion Magistrate Court and was slapped with two additional charges after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last month. The charges read by Magistrate Renita Singh stated that on Friday 4th August, on the Williamsburg Corentyne Public road, Sohan drove motor car PJJ 6060 ...

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