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City policemen fired over sexual act with detained juvenile; national police called in

Two members of Georgetown’s City Constabulary were Tuesday fired in connection with the alleged sexual act with a juvenile who was detained. In letters signed by Town Clerk, Royston King those dismissed include the alleged perpetrator, Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew. “This is due to your gross misconduct” between August 22 and August 23, 2017 “at the Regent Street Outpost where ...

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Man charged with the murder of Saga

A man was Tuesday arraigned for the alleged murder of well-known City businessman, Godfrey “Saga” Scipio last as he was about to enter a city hotel with a female friend. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan read the charge to Aubrey Bobb, an ex-convict for armed robbery. He was not required to plea because the charge is an indictable one that ...

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Mining of river banks continues; wardens, drones to join fight

Six months after grave concerns were raised about mining of river banks for gold in Guyana’s interior and heavy pollution of waterways, evidence has surfaced that the practice continues even close to a police station. Photographs provided to Demerara Waves Online News from a well-placed source shows several bruised and scarred river banks in a number of areas. One of ...

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Prison Officer charged with assaulting policeman

Thirty-nine year old George Selman,  a Principal Prison Officer II, of Lot 10 Den Amstel West Coast Demerara wad Monday remanded for assaulting a police officer. Selman stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge that alleged on October 7 at the Camp Street Prison he assaulted a peace officer. The prosecution objected to ...

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North West pupil wins Caribbean Tax Administrators essay competition

Sarah Fernandes a 14-year-old fourth form student of the North West Secondary School, Region One is the winner of the national level Caribbean Organisation for Tax Administrators (COTA) 5th Essay Competition 2017, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said Monday. Fernandes’ essay on the topic “If I were the head of my country’s Tax Administration, what would I do to increase ...

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Land dispute leaves son dead, father critical; attacker also injured

A land feud at Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara on Sunday escalated into a brutal attack that left a man chopped to death and his father and the drunken attacker hospitalised in a critical condition, police said. Dead is Harrrynarine Ramawaj,31, a driver and farmer. His father Chatterpaul Ramawaj, 59, has been hospitalised. The suspect, 43-year old Ramesh “Khan” Persaud of ...

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Five dead in truck-car collision on Corentyne Public Road

The driver and four occupants of car died Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision with a truck on the Number 59 Village, Corentyne Public Road, police said. Those who perished include the car driver, Dhanpaul Kishandayal, of Bel Air, Georgetown. The others are Sabita Mangalie,40, her sons Emmanuel Mangalie ,18, and five year old Ethan Ramjeet. Sabita’s Secretary and friend, ...

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Road accident ‘opens’ GBTI’s branch on Sunday

The Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry’s branch at Bartica was Sunday damaged as a result of a vehicular accident. Residents said a car and pick-up crashed and the care rammed the branch of that financial institution in the gold mining township. One of the drivers was up to about 2 PM Sunday receiving treatment at the Bartica Hospital. The ...

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Two drivers in custody following Corentyne accident that injured several, including children

Two drivers have been detained by police to assist with investigations following an accident at Bloomfield, Corentyne Public Road on Friday that left several persons injured, including a 4-year-old and a 7-year-old. Those injured were Royden Grey, 31; Shaka Luke, 21; Delroy Watts, 30; Savita Persaud, 44; and Senita Budhoo, 22. Parents of the injured students requested their names remains anonymous. ...

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Former Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary sues for wrongful dismissal; says owed almost GYD$18 million

Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Leslie Cadogan, who was fired with immediate effect allegedly because of  lack of accountability of almost GYD$470 million dollars worth of drugs, is suing the State for wrongful dismissal and says he is owed GYD$18 million in salary and allowances. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, he denied Minister ...

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