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Two-day-old infant dies after fall from hammock

A two-day old baby boy died after a swinging hammock burst and he fell to the ground and was injured, police say. His mother did not take him to seek medical attention. Police say the body was examined and some discoloration was observed to his shoulder and back. Lance Douglas died at his residence at Murabisi Creek, Mouth Island, Middle ...

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Farmer hacked to death in drinking spree

A farmer of Bushy Park, East Coast Demerara, was chopped to death Saturday night during a red wine drinking spree, police sources said. The dead man has been identified as 40-year-old David “Big Mouth” Micah. Investigators have since arrested 20-year-old Jordan “Shattta” Walters, a mason who resides at  Belmont, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara. A woman says she, Micah, Walters, and ...

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East Bank Demerara fire leaves 14 homeless

At least 14 persons, including four old women, were rendered homeless Sunday night when fire destroyed two houses at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. The four women and two male relatives, who lived in the wooden house, disputed claims by at least one neighbour who said that the blaze started due to lit diyas for Diwali, the Festival of Lights. ...

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Two die in car, ambulance smash-up in Linden

Two persons died in Linden early Saturday morning when a car and an ambulance collided, police said. Fatally injured were the car driver, 18-year-old Triston Clark of 4847 Central Amelia’s Ward and 37-year-old Eon Reddock of 6763 Amelia’s Ward. Reddock was an occupant of a Ministry of Public Health ambulance. Traffic police investigators were informed that the ambulance was proceeding ...

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T&HD sailor killed during argument

A Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) sailor was Thursday evening killed by a man he asked to leave the Parika Stelling, the Guyana Police Force said. Dead is 48-year old Shurlon Errol Cutting of 2529 Layou Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Investigators said a 28-year old labourer of Ithaca Village, West Bank Berbice was in custody in connection with the incident ...

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Fuel tanker driver dies in accident

A resident from Kuru-Kuru, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, died yesterday morning when a fuel tanker he was driving capsized. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Atewick de Freitas. Police said the incident occurred at 134 kilometres, Buck Hall, Tapir Trail. Investigators were told that the fuel tanker, bearing registration number GVV 7176, was speeding, when de Freitas lost control. The vehicle ...

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Amna Ally lifts Keith Scott’s cease order to Troy Resources as workers remain off the job

Under apparent pressure by hundreds of workers angered at being temporarily laid off and paid half of their salaries, Senior Labour Minister Amna Ally has intervened and withdrawn a letter by her Junior, Keith Scott, that had instructed Troy Resources Limited to cease all operations because of safety concerns uncovered by an inspector at two additional gold mining pits. “I, ...

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GDF soldier not gold dealership attacker

A man who was shot during an attempted robbery outside the raw gold dealership, El Dorado Trading, is not a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier whose body was found hours later on the same day. Crime Chief, Michael Kingston says the man, whose body was found at Tucville, was involved in a dispute over the purchase of a motorcycle. Dead ...

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5 dead in East Bank Demerara collision involving presidential escort vehicle

Five persons are killed on Tuesday morning when a Guyana Police Force presidential escort car and a civilian vehicle collided at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, police confirmed. Police Traffic Chief, Linden Isles told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that a member of the Guyana Police Force is among the fatalities. Another police force member was injured. Police ...

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Unidentified man strangled, suspected killer arrested

A man was strangled to death outside the Leader of the Opposition’s Office on Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown late Saturday night. Police are still trying to identify him, and they have since asked the public to assist with his name and address. However, the suspected killer, who was chased by public-spirited citizens and handed over to the police, has been ...

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