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Jagdeo tells Granger it’s time for “mother of all inquiries”

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday challenged President David Granger to bring on the mother of all inquiries into periods of violence in Guyana. “We should do the mother of all inquiries and then examine the role of individuals in that period,”  the former Guyanese leader said in debating President David Granger’s latest address to the Parliament. Quoting a section ...

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Updated: Police identify bandit shot dead at Diamond Housing Scheme

Police have identified the bandit who was shot dead by a licensed firearm holder at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He is Elijah De Florimonte of Middle Road, La Penitence. He had given authorities his occupation as a contractor. De Florimonte’s body was identified by someone who knew him well, hours after the Guyana Police Force released a bloodied picture in an effort ...

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Minibus driver charged with attempting to murder woman

A minibus driver was on Thursday charged with attempted murder and is now on remand. It is alleged that on October 31, 2016, at Lodge Georgetown, Clayson Clementson unlawfully and maliciously wounded Andrea Phillips with intent to murder her. The 47-year-old North Ruimveldt resident was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read by Chief Magistrate ...

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Guyanese man extradited from Trinidad convicted for murder in US

HICKSVILLE PATCH.- A Guyanese man who fled the country after he killed a 19-year old and injured another man at a Hicksville, Nassau County, New York wedding in 1999 faces 19 years in prison, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced Wednesday. Balkumar Singh, believed to be 38 years old, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He is ...

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Case against Carville Duncan dismissed

A City Magistrate on Wednesday dismissed an almost GYD$1 million larceny charge against Carville Duncan. Magistrate Leron Daly ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove that Duncan had stolen more than GYD$900,000 in director’s fees from the state-owned Guyana Power and Light. Police had alleged that that on March 31, 2015 at Georgetown, he stole GYD$984,900, property of GPL. He was charged ...

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Businessmen held with gun, ammo, ganja- police

Two businessmen from Linden and Diamond, East Bank Demerara were early Wednesday morning taken into custody, after a gun, ammunition and marijuana were allegedly found in their places of business at Omai, Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni). Police said one licensed shotgun, three live cartridges and a small quantity of marijuana were found in their places of business, at Omai Landing during separate ...

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Use of date-rape drugs on the rise; “When you go out, do not take drinks from people…” DPP warns

Guyana’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack on Wednesday warned Guyanese against consuming drinks from people they barely know because of the increasing use of date-rape drugs. “When you go out, do not take drinks from people because some of these people they offer them drinks and in the drinks is substance, they lose consciousness, they wake up in ...

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Former BK International clerk charged with embezzlement

A former BK International clerk is now on GYD$250,000 bail for embezzling the company’s money. It is alleged that between July 20 and September 13, 2016 Toteram Ramchand, being employed as a servant or clerk at BK Queries Inc., fraudulently embezzled the sum of GYD$28,571,235. The money was taken into possession by Ramchand for employer. The 25-year-old pleaded not guilty ...

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