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Three schoolchildren injured in Corentyne road accident

Three schoolchildren were injured Friday afternoon when a motor car struck them down on the Bush Lot Public Road in Corentyne, Berbice. Police said 16-year-old Alyia Mohabir of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, “was picked up in an unconscious condition” and she is said to be “critical”. Investigators said at about 12:15 pm at Bush Lot Public Road, a motor ...

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Former Chief of Staff Gary Best on station bail for Bentley’s death

After being hospitalized for almost two days, former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best was Monday granted station bail in connection with a deadly road accident. Police said that at about 5 pm Best was placed on GYD$100,000 bail under the surety of his Attorney-at-Law James Bond to facilitate investigations. Police said ...

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National cyclist Jude Bentley dies in accident with vehicle driven by former GDF Chief of Staff Gary Best

Well-known Guyanese cyclist, Jude Bentley, was early Saturday morning killed on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn. Witnesses at the scene say the vehicle, driven by former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, struck down Bentley. Divisional Police Commander Edgar Thomas confirmed that Best was driving the ...

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Labourer attacked man with bottle stabbed to death -police

A labourer of Soesdyke Public Road, Linden, was early Saturday morning stabbed to death by a man he attacked with a broken bottle. The dead man has been identified as 44-year-old Winford Jacob of Bonking Sand Road, Soesdyke, as well as Blueberry Hill, Linden. Investigators say they were informed that at about 2:30 Sunday morning, the suspected killer and his ...

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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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