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Bandits caught after robbing gas station

Several bandits who Friday night robbed and attempted to burn down a gas station on the West Coast Demerara were caught at a road block , police said. The incident occurred at the “On The Go” gas station at Nismes Village about 10:30 PM. Three of the five robbers were later caught at a road block near the Demerara Harbour ...

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CFATF cautions against more amendments to anti-money laundering law; opposition refuses to budge

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Friday evening urged swift passage of the government-sponsored amendments to the financial crimes law by February 28 because tinkering with them can pose greater risks. But the combined opposition- A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC)- Friday vowed that they would not vote for changes to the 2009 ...

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Former Muneshwers employees on more embezzlement charges

Three employees of Muneshwers Limited, who allegedly backdated receipts to National Holidays, were Friday placed on GUY$100,000 each. Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry ordered that the trio return to court on March 14. Police accused Subrina Rahamat, of 2887 Well Road, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown; Bibi Twahida Ali of Industry, East Coast Demerara, and Bibi Shiroon Ali of Industry, East Coast Demerara ...

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Teen shot during failed robbery at Corentyne money changer’s home

A 16-year old boy was shot during a failed robbery at a money-changer’s home at Number 69 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, residents said. Police sources confirmed that the lad, only known as Umo, was shot and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital for treatment. However, investigators said nothing was stolen. The incident occurred about 8 PM at the residence of the ...

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Bus on school tour explodes, students escape unhurt

Several children on a school tour narrowly escaped injury when the bus they were travelling in exploded and caught ablaze on the Mahaica new road, eyewitnesses said. The estimated 55 students and four teachers from the Cotton Tree Primary School, West Coast Berbice were returning from an educational tour in the capital, Georgetown, when the incident happened about 5:45 PM. ...

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Guyana “concerned” about Petrocaribe’s cheap oil as unrest fuels alarm bells

Guyana is paying keen attention to the likely impact that political unrest in Venezuela might have on oil supplies under PetroCaribe, even as a renowned Economist warned about a spike in prices for poor Caribbean countries if the concessionary oil deal falters. Foreign Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett acknowledged that Guyanese authorities were keeping a close eye on the weeks of political ...

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Husband shot during second major robbery for Thursday

A man was shot to his chest and right shoulder and his wife robbed of a bag containing GUY$150,000 and documents, police said. They are 39-year old Sunil Ramesh and his wife, 36-year old Anjanie Ramesh. The incident occurred about 12:30 PM on Church Street, Georgetown. The perpetrators escaped on a motor cycle. Sunil Ramesh has been admitted to a private ...

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Businessman charged with “furious driving” on alleged footwear thief

A businessman who allegedly furiously struck down a man he said had stolen his footwear was Thursday placed on GUY$500 thousand and the alleged thief was placed on GUY$115,000 bail. City Magistrate, Judy Latchman imposed the custodial sentences on businessman 39-year old Burnett Hutson and the alleged thief, Marlon Dolphin when they appeared before. They were ordered to return to ...

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“Money changer” gunned down, robbed

The “money changer” was robbed of GUY$1 million after he was shot dead by one of two gunmen early Thursday morning, police said. Investigators said that about 8:10 AM, money-changer 42-year old Brijlall Persaud if Herstelling, East Bank Demerara was driving his motor vehicle along Lombard Street when he was attacked by two men. One of them fired several shots ...

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