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14 kilos marijuana seized; seven arrested

More than 14 kilogrammes of marijuana were seized in Berbice and East Coast Demerara on Saturday and a total of seven persons were arrested, police said. The Guyana Police Force said an intelligence -led operation in New Amsterdam, Berbice Saturday morning has resulted in the arrest of six persons with 7.5 kilogrammes of cannabis. Those in custody include a husband, ...

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Guyana among several signatories to Caricom Arrest Warrant Treaty

The Caribbean Arrest Treaty was formally signed this afternoon by the leaders of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia. Guyana’s Department of Public Information said the  objective of this Treaty is to establish within the Caribbean Community a system of arrest and surrender of requested persons for the purposes of conducting a criminal prosecution for an ...

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Driver in deadly Lilendaal accident on bail

Twenty-seven year old Tecona Welcome of 39 Austin Street, Campbellville made another appearance in the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court , this time charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Welcome appeared before Magistrate Alisha George who read the indictable charge that on June 24, 2017 at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara she drove motor car PSS 7195 in a dangerous manner causing ...

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Noise nuisance task force formed

A Task Force to combat noise nuisance has been established to spearhead a crackdown on all forms of noise nuisance, the Ministry of Public Security announced Thursday. “The Ministry of Public Security in collaboration with other various stakeholders having recognised the right of citizens to live in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, and free from undue discomfort have taken ...

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15-year old boy stabs taxi driver to death

A 15-year old schoolboy Wednesday afternoon allegedly stabbed to death a taxi driver to death because he allegedly taunted the teen’s sister on several occasions, police said. “It is alleged that during the journey, the victim began to make sarcastic remarks of his (lad) sister; during which process ,the youth who was seated in the back seat whipped out a ...

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City resident on armed robbery, ganja trafficking charges

A city resident , who allegedly robbed a man of raw gold and cash, was Wednesday remanded to jail pending his trial. Twenty-seven year old Akeem Rajkumar of 63 Leopold Street, Georgetown was also accused of being in possession of  50 grammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. Rajkumar is accused of using a gun to rob Dexter France ...

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Fugitive suspect in Guyana murder arrested in Queens, New York

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS).- A man wanted for murder in Guyana was located 2,643 miles from the crime scene on Tuesday — in Queens, law enforcement sources said. Members of the NYPD/U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force apprehended suspect Marcus Bisram in the Rockaways at about 1 p.m. “He was living here in plain view,” the source said. Bisram is accused ...

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Update: Bank robber shot dead; four guns recovered; shot bank employee was one of the robbers

A bandit was killed and another captured unhurt during an exchange of gunfire at an attempted robbery at Republic Bank (Guyana), Water Street, Georgetown. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent, Wendell Blanhum said the  bandit was shot in his chest and he succumbed. He was 25 years old and lived at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Blanhum said one of ...

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