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Trotman to GGDMA: “Free for all” mining has ended

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Saturday questioned the motive behind the  Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA)’s castigation of government’s efforts to improve the mining sector, and vowed that the “free-for-all” days are over. “Unfortunately, this recent attack, having taken the Ministry by surprise, suggests that the GGDMA prefers to see itself as a pressure group rather ...

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NY-bound construction worker held with cocaine in milk

A construction worker, who was destined for the United States (US) for the first time, was held with cocaine in milk at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said the cocaine in powdered milk weighed more than 10 pounds. The 30-year old man, who lives in Sophia, was booked to travel on ...

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Two arrested after robbing woman, money recovered

Police said they were investigating an armed robbery of a woman who was apparently traced from a city commercial bank. The money was recovered by the woman’s neighbours, and the two suspected bandits caught. Police said that about 1400h. today Thursday May 19, 2016, Marilyn Burning of Atlantic Ville, ECD, was about to enter her home after transacting business at ...

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Five charged with murder of Professor Mars‎

Five teenagers on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charges with the murder of Professor Perry Mars. Mars was found bound to a chair in his home last Thursday evening. The five teens, who had their matter heard in camera were not required to plea to the charge when it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. ...

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Was there a hidden hand in the unrest at the Camp Street Prison?

As the dust settles after several glaring testimonies from prisoners and law enforcement at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison unrest, other questions are now being raised. Questions are being raised about whether there was some sort of “hidden hand” in the unrest and whether there was an agenda. The Prison unrest left 17 inmates dead with others injured ...

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Syringes, tattoo machine, drugs, weapons found in Georgetown Prison

The Guyana Prison Service (GPS) has seized a number of prohibited items from the Camp Street jail and appears to have fragmented a group of prisoners who were at the center of a fiery prison unrest that claimed the lives of 17 inmates. “During the operation thirteen prisoners were transferred to the different prison locations and a number of prohibited ...

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Five to be charged with murder of Professor Mars

Five persons will be charged with the murder of Professor Perry Mars who was found bound and gagged at his Prashad Nagar home last week. The Director of Public Prosecutions’ Chambers said the recommendation to charge the five with murder was dispatched to police on Monday. Those expected to appear at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday include two 17 ...

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Alleged murderer of Linden businesswoman caught

Five months after  a murder accused broke out from the Mackenzie Police Station, he was caught in the Rupununi, police said. He is Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander of Laing Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He is accused of killing Shevon Gordon on April 4, 2015. The Guyana Police Force said he was spotted in a vehicle and arrested at about 10 AM on ...

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Six, including two girls, arrested for Prof. Perry Mars’ murder

Less than 24 hours after a Guyana-born American professor was strangled to death at his home in Prashad Nagar, police arrested the key suspects and recovered the items that were stolen from his home. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that “we have arrested the suspects and they are cooperating with ...

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Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen

A Guyana-born  retired United States (US) professor was Thursday night killed at his home in Prashad Nagar and a large quantity of valuables were carted off, police sources said. Dead is 75-year old Pairadeau “Perry” Mars, a former professor in Ethnic Studies at the Detroit, Michigan-based Wayne State University. Investigators said his bound and gagged body was found in his study ...

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