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AFC bent on removing jail terms for small amounts of marijuana possession

The Alliance For Change (AFC) is insisting that Guyana’s narcotics law be amended to  scrap jail terms for  the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and  the opposition People’s Progressive Party-Civic’s (PPPC) parliamentarians are expected to vote with their conscience instead of along strictly party line. AFC Leader and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan told reporters ...

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Beaten suspected robber leads police to gun, cellphones

One of the suspects in what appeared to have been a planned robbery at a grocery has led investigators to the discovery of a handgun, police said. “The male accomplice who was taken into police custody, admitted to being in company of the deceased and took investigators to a location at Pearl Village, East Bank Demerara where he handed over ...

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Bandit shot dead by accomplice

A bandit was shot dead  early Sunday morning allegedly by one of his four other accomplices as they fled the East Bank Berbice home of a businessman after beating his daughters and carting off cash and jewellery. Dead is Odan “Stew” / “Sunil” Lallbeharry of New Forest, East Canje, Berbice. Investigators said he was well-known to police. Investigators said that ...

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“Vigilantism” will not be tolerated- Pres. Granger, following recent shooting death, beating of suspects

President David Granger Sunday night said ‘vigilantism’  would not be tolerated, in the wake of the beating of three suspected bandits and the killing of another in two separate incidents in recent days. “We can’t tolerate that. We accept that citizens have a right to protect their property and so on and we expect people to be organised in CPGs ...

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Shears-brandishing robbers nabbed after robbing youths near University of Guyana

Police say they have arrested two suspected shears-wielding robbers shortly after they lashed two youths and snatched their cash and a cellular phone totalling GYD$80,000. Investigators are treating the incident as a case of “robbery with violence” carried out at about 12:30 Sunday morning at University of Guyana Access Road. The victims have been identified as 20-year old Anthony Dharamraj and 18-year ...

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“Cash Money” shot dead, accomplice beaten

One man was shot dead and another beaten by public spirited citizens, after the fled from police who were summoned to probe their suspicious activity at a shop at Johanna, East Bank Demerara. Dead is 21-year old Seon “Cash Money” Clarke of Old Road, Land of Canaan. The injured person was not named by the Guyana Police Force. He was ...

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SOCU must report directly to Police Commissioner, use search warrants, keep and safeguard records

The Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and its Head are now officially required to report directly to the Commissioner of Police. “The SOCU is responsible to the Commissioner of Police for all investigations, detections, preventions and preparation of criminal investigative reports and case files for prosecutions of financial crimes, including money laundering and the financing ...

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Satan, wanted for killing of teenage girl, caught in barrel

The prime suspect in the murder of a 14-year old girl and the dumping of her body in the Hope Canal, East Coast Demerara was arrested early Thursday morning. Alvin “Satan” Reid  was wanted by police for questioning in connection with the death of Malika Hamilton of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara. Her body was found in the canal on ...

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Briton killed, daughter injured in road accident

Police said they were investigating a fatal accident which occurred at about 5:15  Wednesday morning on the Chelsea Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara which resulted in the death of a British woman and serious injury to her daughter who is also a British national. Dead is Bibi Haroon O’Donovan, 58 years, of 15 Cotton Tree, West Coast Berbice. Police learned ...

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