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Schoolboy stabbed to death

Police on Friday say are investigating an alleged murder committed on 15-year-old Derril Wong. The suspect is in custody assisting with the investigation, police added. The incident involving the student of 42 Plaisance, East Coast Demerara occurred on Thursday, September 12, at about 4 p.m. at Graham Street Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. “Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased and ...

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OPINION: 18 years later: the legacy of 9/11

By GHK Lall It is eighteen years later. For me, over here now in sunstroke Guyana, it is yesterday. That terrible day so long ago has ushered in a few things, which roil over there today, and are yet to climax. Outlooks started to change there and then; inexorably hardened to where things are now. I heard some of them ...

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Filipino sailor dies in freak accident aboard ship in Guyana

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Filipino crewman aboard a cargo vessel in Port Georgetown. Dead is 30-year Reynald Balaoy Manuel, Jr. Investigators were told that Manuel and other crew members were on board motor vessel FWN Rapide I. They were in the process of making ready the twin deck cover when the wire ...

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Two dead in Linden-Soesdyke Highway collision

Two persons are killed and several others injured in a head-on collision Saturday evening between two cars at Hill Foot, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, police said. Dead are hire car driver Royston Stewart, 44, of Sandville, Kuru Kururu, and Fay Williams, 43, of Ideal Sandpit Area, Waiakabra, Linden Highway. Firefighters assisted in rescuing the occupants from the mangled vehicles. Police said at ...

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Taxi driver accused of drunken driving dies in police lockups

An Essequibo Coast taxi driver, who was arrested on two counts of alleged drunken driving, was early Monday morning found dead in a lockup at the Suddie Police Station. The Guyana Police Force said 39-year old Lallbachan Bachan of 21 Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast was “discovered lifeless” at about 6:10 am. Lawmen said Bachan was the lone prisoner in the ...

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2 electrocuted, others injured at Providence Stadium

A technician and a driver were Tuesday electrocuted and two others were injured during the installation of surveillance cameras at the northern side of the Guyana National Stadium. Dead are 16-year old Krishna Chan, a technician employed with Smart Teck Solution located at Lot 11A Kersaint Park, LBI, East Coast Demerara, and a Canter driver named ‘Anthon’ of Buxton, East ...

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West Demerara mine worker drowns in Puruni River

A 28-year old man lost his life in Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) while he was working at a private gold mining operation on the Puruni River, his mother said. Dead is Yannick Cornelius Janniere of 95 Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. His partly decomposed body was recovered from the Puruni River on Thursday two days after he disappeared. His mother, Harriet Simmons, ...

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Guyana-born New York policeman dies in car accident

Reproduced from News Day (New York) An off-duty New York City police officer killed Wednesday morning in a two-car accident in Lynbrook has been identified as Vincent Persaud of West Babylon, authorities said. Persaud, 31, who was stationed in the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, was on his way to work, driving west on Peninsula Boulevard at 6:45 a.m. when ...

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Three dead on Guyana’s roads within 24 hours

Three persons were killed in as many accidents on Guyana’s roads within 24 hours, police said Sunday. The latest was Sunday at about 3:20 am on the Annandale Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The identity and address of the victim was not immediately known. Police were told that the man was in the tray of a Canter lorry, GHH 3986, ...

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