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266 killed last year

Homicides and road accidents last year snuffed out the lives of 266 persons during 2013, compared to 249 during 2012, police said. Of the 154 homicides during last year, 24 were domestic related, 61 were related to disorderly behaviour, four were execution-type, 41 so far undetermined and 24 were committed during armed robberies.  For last year, there were 26 domestic ...

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Eureka Medical Laboratory to join list of GPHC`s Hydroclave users

Eureka Medical Laboratory will soon join the list of medical institutions that utilise the service of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation’s Hydroclave system. The hydroclave ensures that all medical waste from public and private medical institutions is treated before disposal, so as to reduce risks of contamination among garbage collectors and waste pickers.GPHC Waste Management Consultant Mr. Rufus Lewis had ...

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Federal Management employees beaten, bound and robbed

Two employees of Federal Management System (FMS) were beaten, bound and gagged and a female relative raped before the lone intruder carted off jewellery and other valuables. The incident occurred during the pre-dawn hours of Thursday at Prince William Street, Plaisance (closer to the seawall), East Coast Demerara , according to sources. Those injured and receiving treatment at a city ...

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Watch out for full-face helmeted bandits

Motorcycle bandits are finding new ways of concealing their identities by using full-face helmets instead of masks. The first reported incident involving such clad bandits occurred 8:15 Wednesday morning at Interior Flight Services courier service, 147 D’Urbana Square. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the two bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun, grabbed GUY$2 million and personal ...

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Two suspects in Public Works payroll heist held following shooting

Two suspects in the Ministry of Public Works payroll heist have been arrested following a shooting incident involving them, police said Thursday. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said Kelly Aaron was shot in his abdomen at 2463 Safari Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The suspect in the shooting incident has been identified as Lloyd Sadloo who police described as a “known ...

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“Light bill” skyrockets in Lethem

Residents and businesses in Lethem will now have to pay more for electricity from January 2014 as the company copes with spiralling operational costs and pushes ahead with plans to triple power supply, several residents said. Several residents said they received letters from the LPC accompanying their December “light bills” stating that the cost of electricity has gone up to ...

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DEA collects samples of cocaine Guyanese shipped to Ghana; judge witnesses burning

(GHANA’S CITIFM ONLINE).-Officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), has in a joint collaboration exercise with its various responsible agencies, destroyed 413 slabs of cocaine which were brought into the country by four Guyanese and a Ghanaian with an estimated street value of $US60 million dollars. The exercise was executed on the orders of trial judge, Justice C.J. Hoenyenugah, a ...

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.38 Special revolver-shot killed detective … but which one?

Investigators were Wednesday expected to conduct ballistic tests to determine whether a policeman was shot by ‘friendly fire’ or  with a gun that a detainee had grabbed from another policeman shortly before escaping from custody at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud told Demerara Waves Online News that the autopsy revealed that Detective Corporal Seburn ...

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Veteran broadcaster Terry Holder dies

Veteran Guyanese broadcaster, Terrence Holder died on Wednesday after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed. He was 73. After falling ill with cancer, he retired from the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) where he had served as its Deputy General Manager (Public Communications). Holder, a former Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU), began his broadcasting career ...

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Sickly Trinidad-born Canadian man charged with cocaine trafficking

A sickly Trinidad-born Canadian man who attempted to smuggle nine kilogrammes of cocaine to Canada was Wednesday arraigned and remanded to prison. 58-year old Edward Jones pleaded not guilty to being in possession of 9.545 kilogrammes of the narcotic for the purpose of trafficking. He was arrested at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Tuesday, January 6 with the cocaine ...

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