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One dead, another seriously injured in boat accident

An early morning speedboat accident in the Pomeroon River has left a 25-year-old miner dead and another injured. Police identified the dead passenger as Renny France. The captain of the 40-horsepower vessel, 27-year-old Dennon Lyte is hospitalised due to severe injuries. Police said the men were heading home between midnight and 1 a.m. Tuesday morning when their boat hit a ...

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Shop owner killed over alleged thieving monkey

Guyanese police say they are investigating the murder of a shopkeeper, identified as 54-year-old Sharon Burnette of 47 Graham Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The suspected killer has since been arrested. Police said the incident occurred Monday morning at 12:30 allegedly by a 57-year-old male neighbour who has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Investigations revealed that ...

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Rice farmer killed after complaining about goats

A rice farmer is now dead after he told two villagers that goats were damaging his rice cultivation. Dead is 36-year-old Chanderpaul ‘Jack’ Dhoman of Lot 28 Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. He was killed by one of the men some time between Old Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at First Street, Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, ...

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Jealous ex-partner kills man at woman’s house

A woman’s “enraged” ex-partner stabbed to death her male friend with whom she was playing cards at her home Monday night, police said. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Kyle Chase of Lot 234 McAllen Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police said the alleged killer is a 24-year-old man of James and Victoria Streets, Albouystown. He suffered a wound to ...

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BREAKING: Occupant collapses, dies as fire engulfs house on Princes Street, Wortmanville

A tenant collapsed and subsequently died as he saw fire destroying the house in which he lived on Princes Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. Dead is Garvin Northe. He is reportedly a driver at the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. Eyewitnesses said Northe was returning home when he saw the house on fire. He collapsed and later died while receiving medical attention at ...

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Man stabbed to death early Boxing Day

A man, who was earlier seen staggering in La Penitence, Georgetown, was early Boxing Day – Thursday – stabbed to death by two males who fled the scene, police said. He is 32-year-old Israel McKenzie, a labourer, of 74 Middle Road, La Penitence. No one has been arrested. Guyana Police Force homicide detectives were told that the man was attacked ...

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Gold miner slashed to death, companion injured

A young gold miner was Christmas Eve night stabbed to death and a male companion has been seriously injured. Police say they have arrested a “person of interest”. The dead man has been identified as 19-year-old Neville Moonsammy of Four Miles Main Access Road, Port Kaituma, North West District. He succumbed to knife wounds to his left hand. Investigators say ...

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Cane harvester arrested for Christmas Eve killing

A Christmas Eve night gambling game in Corentyne turned deadly when a 27-year-old was killed at about 10 o’clock. Police reported that Steven ‘Shabba’ Lewis of 29 Portuguese Quarters succumbed to head and mouth injuries during an incident at the Rose Hall Town Public Road, Corentyne. A cane harvester of Sir David Rose Street, Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice is ...

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