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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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Georgetown Chamber says crime being under-reported; calls for VAT-free security equipment

The Georgetown Chamber of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Wednesday said official police crime statistics do not reflect the true situation, although latest police statistics show that there has been a 21 percent decline in serious crimes. While crediting the police force with cracking some new and old cases, the business organisation has called for an increase in ...

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North West District tractor driver charged with arson

A man from the North West District, who allegedly set his neighbour’s house on fire, was on Wednesday granted bail in the sum of $50,000. The allegation against Lester Harris is that on October 16, 2016, Kumaka, Moruca, North West District, he maliciously set fire to the dwelling house of Jillian Cornelius. The tractor driver pleaded not guilty to the ...

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Carpenter charged with spate of armed robberies at West Demerara

A young carpenter is now on remand following his court appearance on six counts of illegal ammunition possession and robbery under arms at several West Bank Demerara villages. He is alleged to have robbed several persons of more than GYD$700,000 in cash and phone cards. Police alleged that on October 11, 2016 at Parfait Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, while in ...

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Guyana’s immigration cleared of issuing bogus passports to Dataram, wife

Convicted drug baron, Barry Dataram and his reputed wife, Anjanie Boodnarine used authentic Guyana passports but they were not issued by the Immigration Department of the police force, acting Crime Chief  Hugh Jessamy said Wednesday. “They tampered with the bio-data pages of both passports and put in false immigration stamps to show that they left Springlands,” he told Demerara Waves ...

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Brother allegedly steals from man “from same bowels”

A 56-year-old man is now on $70,000 bail after appearing in court for stealing items from his brother’s bond. The allegation against Andrew Collins Carter is that between September 30 and October 15, 2016 at Station Street Kitty, he broke and entered the storage bond of Kester Carter. There, he allegedly stole items amounting to $425,000. Among the items were ...

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