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Suspected 19-Y-O bandit killed in Goedverwagting

The body of suspected bandit was on Wednesday evening removed from the Railway Embankment, Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara. The body was identified as 19-year-old Sherwin Lynch of Sparendaam Housing Scheme. Police in a release on Thursday stated that the man was stabbed to death. Police say that the body was found with suspected stab wounds at about 20:30hrs. However, persons ...

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City businessman shot while attempting to intervene in robbery

A businessman was shot by bandits Wednesday afternoon when he attempted to intervene in a robbery nearby his business premises on High Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. Police said the  owner of G.A. Imports saw a robbery in progress and went inside for his licensed firearm. On returning, one of the bandits opened fire on him. “As soon as he returned to the front ...

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Guyana to take part in mock prison riots

In the wake of the deadliest prison riots in recent history, a delegation from the Guyana Prison Service is expected to travel to the United States to take part in series of exercises in a mock prison riot in West Virginia. This was announced by Government Spokesman and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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Guyanese model jailed for cocaine trafficking

A Guyanese model was Tuesday jailed for attempting to traffick cocaine-in-achar to the United States (US) more than one year ago. Magistrate Leron Daley sentenced 41-year old Sadeeka Leona Odie to four years imprisonment and fined her GYD$30,000. She was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on February 8, 2014 ...

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Accused in Health Ministry fire arrested

A man charged with the burning down of the Ministry of Health seven years ago was caught Monday after he returned from neighbouring Venezuela where he had been hiding, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Guyana Police Force, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that Keith “General” Ferrier was caught by ranks of the ...

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Prison unrest probe team sworn in, given more time

The time-frame for the Commission of Inquiry into the recent prison riot that claimed the lives of 17 inmates and left several others injured would now be given one month to complete its work instead of the initial two weeks that had been envisaged, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Monday. The three Commissioners, who will serve on the Commission ...

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Surinamese drug mule jailed in Guyana

A Surinamese woman, who attempted to smuggle cocaine from Guyana to Barbados, was Monday jailed for three years. Damario Cheslie was found guilty for being in possession of 526 grammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She was found guilty of the offence that was committed on May 17, 2015 at the Ogle International Airport, East Coast Demerara. At ...

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Man arraigned for stabbing death of girlfriend

A young man who, allegedly stabbed his 18-year old girlfriend 41 times almost one year ago, was Monday arraigned for murder. Appearing before East Coast Demerara Magistrate, Zameena Ally-Seepaul, the accused – Shivanand “Shiv” Roopnarine- was not required to plea to the indictable charge that he murdered Alicia Mc Pherson on April 19, 2015 at 612 ‘C’ Field, Sophia. The 22-year ...

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Mahaica man killed in hit and run

Forty-eight-year-old Deodat Ram of of Helena No.2, Mahaica is now dead after he was struck down by a motorcycle on Saturday evening. Police in a release stated that the fatal accident occurred at approximately 23:40hrs on Saturday evening. Investigators suspect that Ram was struck down by a motor cyclist while he was walking along the roadway. While Ram was pronounced ...

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