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Security guard chopped to death by store burglars

About 2245h. last night Wednesday April 27, 2016, security guard Sattaur Kadeer, 53 years, of Foulis, ECD, was on duty at the Best Buy Hardware Store at Bladen Hall, ECD, when he challenged two men who had entered the compound from the back, police said.   During this, he was attacked by the men who dealt him several chops about ...

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Kwame McCoy slapped with three charges over 2011 Benschop assault

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist Kwame McCoy has once again been hauled before the courts; this time over allegations of assault against political activist Mark Benschop. McCoy on Wednesday appeared before the Providence Magistrate’s Court where he was made to answer charges of assault, damage to property, and larceny. He pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read ...

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Woman charged with exciting hostility to Pres Granger

A woman was Tuesday charged with exciting hostility and ill to President David Granger under Guyana’s Racial Hostility Act by communicating certain messages via Facebook and WhatsApp. Bibi Safora Salim was granted GYD$200,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan and ordered to return to court on May 11, 2016 for the commencement of the trial. The divorced mother of ...

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System defects give rise to possibility for prison break – CoI hears

Several system defects at the Camp Street Prison give rise to the possibility for prisoners to escape their dorms and ultimately the prison compound. This is according to the testimony given by Camp Street Prison Officer Dekanna Benjamin when she appeared at the Camp Street Prison Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday. The officer stationed in the Operations Room told the ...

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Driver of blood-stained taxi also charged with Hackette’s murder

A second man was arraigned Monday for the murder of Simone Hackette whose body was found in a canal at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara days after she had told family members that she was going to collect a parcel that had been sent by her child’s father from Mahdia. Taxi driver Ranachal Singh of Good Faith, Mahaicony, East Coast ...

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Shopkeeper uses bandit’s gun to kill him

A businessman shot dead a bandit with the gun that was used by the intruder during the home-invasion at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway. Police said that at about 8 O’clock Sunday night, April 24, 2016, Raphael “Scar” Armstrong c32 years, of Friendship, East Bank Demerara was killed. At the time of the incident, police said he was armed with an unlicensed ...

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Head of Police Department lashes back at Police Comissioner

The outgoing Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Strategic Management Department (SMD), Patrick Mentore has reacted sharply to criticisms by Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud’s assertions about that unit which has been ordered closed. Set up several years ago on the recommendation of a British consultancy firm, Capita Symmonds to implement a Strategic Management Plan, Seelall said the unit is being ...

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