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Prison escapee recaptured

One of two Lusignan Prison escapees, was this morning recaptured by policemen in a vehicle at Kitty, after being on the run since September 19 last, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. About 0915h., acting on information received, police said they intercepted a public transportation vehicle in the vicinity of the Kitty Service Station and “extracted the convict” who ...

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Seaman caught with marijuana begs magistrate for “a minimum” sentence; gets hefty fine, jail term

A seaman has been fined GYD$16 million together with four years in prison, after pleading guilty to possession of narcotics. The allegation against Troy Van Doimen is that on October 22, at 51 Fifth Avenue Bartica, he had in his possession 14.61 kilogrammes of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. When his turn came for him to plead to the charge, ...

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‘Bucko’ denies murder of relative

Although a city magistrate has found that there is sufficient evidence for a man to face trial by a High Court judge and jury, he insists that he is innocent. Nicholas Hercules, called ‘Bucko’ was on Friday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of his relative. Following the lengthy Preliminary Inquiry into the matter, Magistrate ...

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Alleged speeding cause of cyclist’s death- police

Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 21:50 hrs. last night on the Goed Fortuin Public Road W.B.D., which resulted in the death of 58 years old cyclist Albert Shivdyal of Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara. Enquiries disclosed that Motor car PNN 7289 was proceeding north along the western driveway at a fast rate, while the ...

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Robbery suspect among three arrested with gun, ammo

Three males, one of whom is before the court for robbery under arms, were detained by police last evening after an unlicensed firearm and live ammunition were found in possession of one the trio, at East La Penitence. During the search a .40 Smith and Wesson Pistol with fourteen (14) matching rounds was found in possession of one of the ...

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Guns, ammo, marijuana seized; five arrested

Five persons have been arrested in connection with the seizure of two handguns, 46 live rounds, numerous spent shells and  more than 24 kilogrammes of marijuana within 24 hours at several locations countrywide. A 41 year old driver of Palmyra, Berbice, was early Saturday morning arrested with an unlicensed handgun and 13 rounds of ammunition. Investigators said an alert police ...

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Gun crimes major concern among Guyanese despite 21% decline in serious offences; time for multi-stakeholder collaboration- Fmr. Chief-of-Staff Phillips

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF),  Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips Friday said although the official police statistics show a decline in serious crimes, the feeling of insecurity among Guyanese is very high makes it necessary for collaboration among several stakeholders. “Notwithstanding the statistics that speak to a reduction in crime- and here I am not hitting at the ...

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Couple caught with marijuana jailed for five years

A couple was on Thursday slapped with five years imprisonment, after having been on trial for narco trafficking. Hubert Bartholomew and Rochelle Gittens were jointly charged for having in their possession 1.550kg of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The find was made at the couple’s Howes Street Charlestown on August 22, 2016. On the day they were charged (August ...

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Accused murderer of Timehri mechanic for High Court trial

Twenty-year-old Rayon Jones was on Thursday committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit. The murder accused, of  212 Fourth Avenue Bartica was not required to plead to the indictable charge when it was read to him in June by Magistrate Judy Latchman. The charge states that on Thursday, June 9, ...

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Banks DIH delivery personnel robbed, tied

Police are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on the driver of a delivery truck, which occurred about 7 O’clock Wednesday night at Beterverwagting Public Road, ECD, of a sum of money by three males, one armed with a handgun.   Police said enquiries disclosed that the driver/salesman Trevor Thom, of West Ruimveldt,  and two porters, all employees of ...

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