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Daily Archives: January 27, 2014

Youths arraigned for alleged armed robbery at City store

Three young men were Monday arraigned on charges of robbing a store of more than GUY$8 million worth of cellular phones and other items. Nineteen-year old Darien Best, Morris Gibson, 21, and  20-year old Joel Mendonca pleaded not guilty to the charge of being armed with a gun they robbed Mohanlall Narine of a quantity of mobile phones valued GUY$8.19 ...

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Parliament staffer, man on firearm, ammo charge

A Parliament Office staff member and a man were Monday arraigned on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and refused bail. Andrew Kirton and Candayce Girard, who is an Assistant Clerk of Committees, are accused of having one .23 pistol with 10 live matching rounds in their possession without being the holders of a firearm licence. Chief ...

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Police targeting criminals in Sophia, North Ruimveldt

Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud on Monday said lawmen were continuing to target criminals in Sophia and North Ruimveldt where there has been an upsurge in gun-related robberies. The latest reported victim was 19-year old Romario Weithers who was shot to his abdomen and robbed while going to his ‘C’ Field, Sophia home about 8 O’clock, Sunday night. The bandit ...

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Presidency influenced Ganga Persaud’s resignation- Rohee

General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee on Monday said Ganga Persaud’s resignation as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development was influenced by the Office of the President because of undisclosed problems. “Whatever position the government took, Office of the President in this particular case, took in the matter and once we were involved in the consultative ...

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Updated: Crime-weary Corentyne residents block road, confront police over banditry

Tensions among residents at Number 48 Village, Corentyne boiled over Sunday night because they said a police patrol refused to stop and take action shortly after a second armed robbery in the area that fits the same pattern. Police said they persuaded the residents to remove the trucks and clear the roadway. “Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Brian Joseph and other ...

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