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Venezuelan armed gang opens fire on Guyanese police, soldiers

Members of a Venezuelan sindicato gang opened fire on a joint patrol of Guyanese police and soldiers on the Cuyuni River, the Guyana Defence Force said. The army said no one was injured during the incident that occurred on the bordering river on Wednesday, September 23. “None of the ranks received injuries and they returned fire,” the GDF said. The ...

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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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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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GRA suspends processing drivers, vehicle licences; pushes back tax payments to curb COVID-19 spread

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday announced that it would not be renewing or issuing first-time drivers and conductor licences and motor vehicle registrations until April 30. The tax collection agency also announced that the payment of corporate and individual advance taxes and income taxes for businesses has been deferred until June 30. The GRA said measures to reduce ...

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Protester shot dead while chopping policemen in Guyana post-election violence

A protester at Cotton Tree Public Road, West Coast Berbice, was shot dead by police after he was seen chopping two other policemen who fled after their ammunition ran out while trying to disperse People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters angered at the declaration of unverified results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). “The ranks were then attacked by a group of men ...

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Disciplined services early voting today

Early voting on Friday in Guyana’s general elections is underway by members of the disciplined services ahead of the nationally-scheduled date for polling because they will be required to maintain law and order while civilians vote on March 2 and the country awaits the results which can take as many as five days. The Guyana Elections Commission says 10,226 personnel ...

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SOCU boasts of unlicensed gold smuggler, former Rice Board official bribery convictions

The Guyana Police Force says its anti-financial crimes Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) secured the conviction of a gold smuggler and a former official of the state-owned Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). Vibert Marks was found guilty and fined a total $120,000 on Thursday, February 6, after he was charged with exporting gold without a license and attempting to bribe ...

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