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Former magistrate pleads not guilty to drunken driving

Former Traffic Court Magistrate, Chandra Sohan on Monday pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognisance by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Court. He will go on trial September 15 for trial. Police accused Sohan of driving under the influence of alcohol last Friday night on ...

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Prisoners hand over weapons, apologise for unrest

Hours after allegedly attempting to kill a fellow prisoner because he was suspected of being an informant, inmats of the Lusignan Prison Saturday morning handed over several improvised weapons and apologised for their behaviour, Prisons Director Gladwin Samuels said. He said prison staff, with the support of police and soldiers, reported for duty at the new holding area at the ...

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AK-47 rifle, ammo found in city

Police said a haversack containing AK-47 assault rifle and several rounds of a variety of ammunition was found Friday evening in a clump of bushes in north-western Georgetown. The Guyana Police Force said lawmen received information and went to a bushy area in Kingston at about 6:30 PM when they found the high-powered rifle and numerous rounds of ammunition. The ...

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14 persons hurt after minibus slams into tractor trailer – driver was allegedly drunk at the time.

Four children are currently hospitalized while several adults are nursing injuries about their body after the minibus they were traveling in slammed into a tractor trailer on the No. 19 Public road, Corentyne late Thursday evening. From information gathered, the persons were reportedly heading back home after taking a relative to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital when they got into ...

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Granger assassination plot inquiry: Lawyers differ over Police Commissioner Persaud’s involvement while on leave

Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Friday said Mr. Seelall Persaud was still constitutionally Police Commissioner although he was on vacation and in keeping with the law, he called the most senior officer of the station at the the time. However, television journalist Travis Chase’s Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters slammed Persaud for calling Inspector Narine on March 29 ...

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CANU setting up Berbice branch as part of drug trade crackdown

A Berbice branch of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is set to be opened at Springlands, Corentyne to aid law enforcement agents  in the fight against drug trafficking, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has announced. The announcement was made at a public meeting on Sunday at No. 66 village, Corentyne against the backdrop of an increased incidence of drug trafficking especially ...

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