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Bartica resident shot dead, robbed of raw gold, motorcycle

A Bartica resident was shot dead and robbed of a quantity of raw gold that he was transporting to Bartica on behalf of his employer, his brother told Demerara Waves Online News. The foreman of the mining operation, who fled as the robbers fired shots at him, remained in police custody three days after the incident. Dead is 24-year old ...

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Robbery suspect held allegedly with gun, ammo

A resident of Linden, who is wanted for questioning for robbery under arms, was Tuesday morning arrested in Cuyuni allegedly with a gun and bullets, police said. Investigators said the 35 year old male of Industrial Area, Mackenzie, Linden,  was nabbed at Cuyuni by with an unlicensed .32 pistol with five matching rounds. The suspect who is wanted for questioning in ...

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Cubans held with bogus immigration stamps in passport

by Abigail Semple City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Tuesday ordered three Cubans to post bail at GYD 80,000 each after they appeared in court on fraud charges. It is alleged that on October 9, 2016, at Moleson Creek, Corenteyne, Guyana with intent to defraud, Osmel Guirola-Aboscol, Andy Perez Rodriguez, and Alain Perez Rodriguez each uttered to Police Constable 22400 Carol ...

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Alleged GYD$10 million fraudulent land sale in court

by Abigail Semple A 41-year-old man was on Tuesday handed down a bail order in the sum of GYD$1.5 million  after allegedly committing a GYD$10 million fraud. The charge against Rajesh Tahadeo is that on September 7, 2015, at Georgetown, he conspired with another person to commit a felony; that is to say, obtaining money by false pretense. Tahadeo had ...

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Father of five charged with stealing household items

A father of five has been remanded to prison, after appearing in court for stealing household items worth GYD$740,000. It is alleged that on October 5, 2016 at Sheriff and Enachu Streets, Section K Campbellville, Keon Crandon broke and entered the dwelling home of Diana Panday and stole items which included three gas bottles (GYD$20,000), a four-burner gas stove (GYD$50,000), ...

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Man jailed for fraudulent conversion after selling AC Units

A nine-month sentence was on Monday handed down to a man for stealing Air Conditioning (AC) units. The charge against Gangadeen Mahase is that between January 11, 2016 and January 26, 2016 he fraudulently converted three AC units valued at $582,921, property of Rajeshwar Singh. Mahase pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron ...

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Crum-Ewing’s parents upping pressure for fresh probe, new trial

Almost one month after a man was freed of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, due to insufficient evidence, his parents on Monday picketed outside the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers to press demands for a fresh probe and trial. They are calling on acting Police Commissioner, David Ramnaraine  to conduct a fresh and thorough probe and for the ...

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Man jailed for stabbing boy

A 31-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to 9 months in prison after appearing in court for stabbing an 11-year-old boy. The charge against Carl Anderson Braithwaite is that on September 15, 2016 at Avenue if the Republic, he stabbed the Virtual Complainant (VC), thereby causing actual bodily harm. When it was read to him, the defendant pleaded guilty. According to ...

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Barbadian passenger held allegedly with cocaine strapped to body

Guyanese anti-narcotics police said a Barbadian young man was caught with almost one kilogramme of cocaine strapped to his body. Police said the 22-year old man was held at about 1:15 PM at the Eugene F. Correia (Ogle) International Airport while he was an outgoing passenger. The estimated 914 grammes of cocaine, investigators said, were found strapped to his legs. Several Guyanese ...

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Alleged door thieves granted bail

Two men and a woman on Friday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan for allegedly stealing the doors off of another woman’s house. The allegation against Swine Evans, Ron Nurse, and Kimise Cameron is that on October 3, 2016, at Providence East Bank Demerara, they stole six pine doors – valued at GYD$77,000, property of Deomattie Seetaram. During the ...

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