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“Lock” up, “charge” bar owners, parents who traffick young girls- Broomes tells police

Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simon Broomes Sunday night ordered police to lock up shop owners and take stern action against parents who traffick their teenage girls by taking them to night spots where they imbibe and use date-rape drugs. “I want to ask the police that the law must be upheld. These twelve, thirteen, fourteen-year old little girls in ...

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GRA Chairman slams PSC over Sattaur matter

The  Chairman of the Board of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Rawle Lucas Sunday rejected claims by the Private Sector Commission that tax agents searched or seized property from the home of Commissioner General, Kurshid Sattaur. Sattaur has been sent on leave to pave the way for an audit of the tax collection and Guyana’s major revenue generation agency. Lucas ...

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Fire leaves seven homeless

A fire believed to be of electrical origin gutted a house at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara, leaving seven persons homeless three months after they moved in. An occupant told reporters that electricity supply was interrupted thrice during Sunday morning and early afternoon.  “I saw current come back on and about two minutes after, I smelled smoke and watched across ...

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Shotgun found aboard French-flagged yacht with dead yachtsman, dog

A French national, who was found adrift on a yacht offshore Guyana, was shot dead but authorities were yet to conclude if he committed suicide, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud said Saturday. He said a shotgun was found aboard the yacht, Allegro, a French-flagged vessel which was towed into Port Georgetown, Guyana’s capital, with the decomposed bodies of the man and ...

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Guyana Bar Assoc wants Commission of Inquiry into death of GDF intel agent, civilians

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Saturday called for a Commission of Inquiry into a surveillance operation by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) that resulted in the death of an army intelligence agent and two civilians including his wife in a vehicular collision during a high-speed chase. “The deaths and their surrounding circumstances are cause for the gravest concern among citizens. ...

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Corentyne Chamber calls for army intel, foreign experts to assist “impotent” authorities in crime fight

The Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Saturday called for  foreign experts and the Intelligence Branch of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to  team up and help police go after criminals in Berbice where “ruthless killers” have been attacking residents. “Let the army put under surveillance known criminals and help the police to bring some semblance of order to this ...

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French-flagged yacht with bodies of yachtsman, dog arrives at Port Georgetown

A French-flagged yacht with the remains of a yachtsman and his dog were Saturday morning towed into Port Georgetown where police investigators and Port Health officials were Saturday morning conducting their probe. Commander of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard, Gary Beaton confirmed that the vessel arrived at Coast Guard headquarters at about 8:15 AM. Demerara Waves Online News ...

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Two arrested for Briton’s disappearance; god brother confesses to “involvement”

Two key suspects wanted in connection with the disappearance of a British youth were arrested Friday night and the god brother has  confessed to his “involvement”, following diligent investigations by crime sleuths. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum told Demerara Waves Online News that 22-year old Aaron Wilfred Hing was arrested at a city hotel at about ...

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SOCU representatives did not identify themselves properly before high-speed chase

Former Miss Guyana India and Miss India Worldwide, Alana Seebarrran has suggested that agents of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) did not identify themselves  properly when they turned up outside her her home and blocked and banged the car she had entered and even raced after them. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has since confirmed that Sergeant Robert Pyle, who was ...

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