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Woman, who received presidential pardon, back in court

Just one year after being pardoned by President David Granger, 26-year-old Tiffany Peters has found herself yet again before the court. Peters, a former cashier attached to the Magistrates Court, today reappeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for stealing money from the court. It is alleged that between January 12, 2012 and august 7, 2012, Peters stoke $1.1million from the ...

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Four detained for multi-million dollar NIS robbery

Four persons, including employees of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have been detained in connection with a multi-million dollar burglary at that Social Security entity’s Pouderoyen branch, West Bank Demerara. More than GYD$4 million were carted off from a safe that was blow-torched by the robbers. A revolver was stolen from one of the guards on duty, police were told. ...

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Prisoner stabbed at Georgetown Magistrates Court, other prisoners silent

34-year-old Colvin Johnson known as ‘Gun-Butt’ was this morning critically stabbed in the prisoner holding cell of the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Details are sketchy as prisoners in the cell remain silent on what transpired. The prisoner was reportedly stabbed to the side and beaten, suffering a broken nose. Johnson, of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, was charged and put on remand ...

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Former Prisons Director freed of sexual assault charge

Due to insufficient evidence, city magistrate Fabayo A has thrown out the sexual assault charges against former Prisons Director, Welton Trotz. Trotz told Demerara Waves Online after the ruling that he felt vindicated and maintained he is innocent. He said he is not sure what his next move will be but he believes the court was fair to him. The ...

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Tower Hotel employees in custody in connection with shooting incident

Two employees of Tower Suites have been arrested as police continue to probe a shooting incident there early Sunday morning, raising the possibility of Club Privilege being closed by authorities. Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News that investigators were analysing surveillance video footage as part of their probe into the incident. Persaud said two technicians “suspected of ...

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Bandits caught while robbing man who was purchasing food

Two bandits were early Tuesday evening arrested shortly after they robbed a man, who was purchasing food, of cash and other valuables, police said. Police said the victim was at a food stall at Cummings and North Road purchasing a meal when two men rode up on a black CG motorcycle, accosted him at gunpoint and robbed him of his ...

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Police probing shooting outside Tower hotel

Police are investigating a shooting incident outside Tower Suites, Main Street, Georgetown early Sunday morning. Police said the victim was taken to a private hospital and he was treated for a “superficial injury.” Investigators have obtained the name of the person, who was shot, but up to late Sunday was unable to contact him. No one has been detained in ...

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Man held with “VCR-gun” after threatening to kill mom

A man from Vigilance, East Coast Demerara has been arrested after police said they uncovered a handgun concealed in a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). He reportedly threatened to kill his mother, police said. The 22-year old man, police said, has since admitted to being in possession of the .32 pistol at his home Police said the 22 year old self-employed ...

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Kaieteur News ‘grenade attack’ trio to stand trial at High Court, denied bail

Chief Georgetown Magistrate Ann McLennan has ruled prima facie cases have been established against the trio charged in connection with the grenade-throwing incident at Kaieteur News’s Saffon Street office, and the men will stand trial at the High Court. Alfie Garraway, 36, of Lot 71 Norton Street; Janiel Howard, 20, of Lot 322 Section C Turkeyen and Leroy Williams, 25, ...

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