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Two youths die, another injured in road accident

Two young men were killed in an accident on the East Bank Public Road on Sunday night when the speeding car they were travelling in slammed into the concrete median and then into a fence. Dead are 20-year-old Ronaldo Simmons of Lot 15 Azore Street, Peter’s Hall , East Bank Demerara and 19-year-old Courtney Marcus of Lot 11 Peter’s Hall, ...

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Children-father kills Ithaca woman, injures her mother

A 21-year-old woman of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice, was Thursday afternoon stabbed to death and her mother, who attempted to rescue her, was badly injured. Dead is Vanessa Benjamin. Her 24-year-old children-father, who stabbed himself, and her mother, 56-year-old Debra Hannibal are hospitalised. Police say the man stabbed his children’s mother several times in her yard at 301 Ithaca Village ...

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One dead, one injured after car slams into cow

An occupant died and the driver was severely injured Tuesday night when the car they were travelling in slammed into a cow. The accident occurred at about 9pm on the Good Hope Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old Rakesh Singh of Lot 46 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Hospitalised is 24-year-old Kelron Benjamin of 114 ...

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Noise nuisance leads to stabbing death of brother-in-law

A woman and her husband were Sunday still in police custody in connection with the killing of her brother-in-law at Enmore, East Coast Demerara. Dead is 40-year-old Albert ‘Soldier ‘Raghu, a labourer of 218 Hope West, Enmore, where the Easter Sunday night incident occurred. Police say a 29-year-old housewife and her 40-year-old husband, who are prime suspects, have since been ...

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Easter Monday fire leaves 15 homeless

An Easter Monday morning fire left 15 persons homeless in D’Andrade Street, Newtown, Georgetown. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but one of the occupants said the fire started in an adjacent bedroom. No one was injured. The occupants included 11 children and four adults who all lived in the decades-old wooden house that fell several years ...

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Man arrested for woman’s decomposed body in barrel

Police in Berbice say they are still probing the death of a female whose decomposing body was found in a barrel in a trench that separates the villages of Belvedere and Hampshire, Corentyne, Berbice, on Saturday morning at about 9:30. Investigators say the decomposing body bore injuries to the face, body and limbs, and a multi-coloured bed sheet was reportedly tied ...

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Two fires leave 10 homeless

Ten persons are now homeless as a result of two fires. Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle says at about 3am on Saturday, firefighters responded to a call at Bent Street, Wortmanville, where a two-storey wooden house was ablaze. No one was injured, but eight persons were left homeless. Mr Gentle says investigators believe the fire was deliberately set by an occupant ...

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Soldier dies in Essequibo Coast road accident

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier died late Thursday night in a road accident at Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, police said. He was identified as 20-year-old Private 25332 Jermaine Jones of 11 Sand Reef, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast. He was stationed at the Anna Regina Headquarters and attached to the 3rd Infantry. Police said that about 10pm Jones he was riding a ...

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PPP applicant in election court cases commits suicide

Reaz Holladar—the little-known driver of former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall, whose name rose to prominence in a number of election court cases in recent weeks—early Saturday morning shot himself dead. “Investigations so far revealed that the victim reportedly shot himself in the head with a handgun in the presence of his spouse and a security ...

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Updated: Bartica woman axed to death at airstrip; husband found with self-inflicted wounds

A 37-year-old woman was chopped to death with an axe at the Bartica airstrip and her husband has since been arrested with severe self-inflicted wounds, police said. The dead woman, who was a teacher, has been identified as Natoya Speede. Her husband, who was hospitalised at the Bartica Hospital under police guard,  is Orin King. The Region Seven Divisional Police ...

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