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Law Enforcement

5 dead in East Bank Demerara collision involving presidential escort vehicle

Five persons are killed on Tuesday morning when a Guyana Police Force presidential escort car and a civilian vehicle collided at Friendship, East Bank Demerara, police confirmed. Police Traffic Chief, Linden Isles told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that a member of the Guyana Police Force is among the fatalities. Another police force member was injured. Police ...

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Unidentified man strangled, suspected killer arrested

A man was strangled to death outside the Leader of the Opposition’s Office on Church Street, Queenstown, Georgetown late Saturday night. Police are still trying to identify him, and they have since asked the public to assist with his name and address. However, the suspected killer, who was chased by public-spirited citizens and handed over to the police, has been ...

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Women among several arrested for gun, drugs at 3 East Demerara villages

Two women are among five persons who were arrested on Sunday during cordon-and-search operations at three East Coast Demerara villages. The Guyana Police Force said the searches were conducted between 6 am and 8 am at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabacilis and Plaisance villages. Police said an unlicensed pistol with a live matching round, 300 grammes of suspected cocaine, and 45 ...

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Guyanese fishermen arrested in Suriname

Five Guyanese have been arrested by Surinamese authorities for allegedly illegally fishing in the waters of that former Dutch colony. Suriname’s news service, Starnieuws only identified the men as 58-year old Ricky E., 24-year old Jason, D., 47-year old Orrin B, 31-year old Mahindra T. and the captain 36-year old Sunil, P. The news service reports that they were arrested ...

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PPP supporters disrupt Granger’s address at luncheon

Several People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters on Thursday heckled President David Granger and raised placards as he delivered an address on the political situation to a private sector luncheon. Senior police officers, including Divisional Police Commander Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman persuaded the protesters to leave the Essequibo Room at the Pegasus Hotel. While the protesters, including Juan Edghill, Peter Ramsaroop ...

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Schoolboy stabbed to death

Police on Friday say are investigating an alleged murder committed on 15-year-old Derril Wong. The suspect is in custody assisting with the investigation, police added. The incident involving the student of 42 Plaisance, East Coast Demerara occurred on Thursday, September 12, at about 4 p.m. at Graham Street Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. “Initial investigations have revealed that the deceased and ...

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Crime Chief cleared of criminal conduct – Police Commissioner

Deputy Police Commissioner, Lyndon Alves has been cleared of any criminal offence, but Police Commissioner Leslie James suggested that his resumption of duty would depend on clearing up of some administrative matters. “He has been cleared of any criminal conduct,” James told reporters. Pressed on when Alves would be back on the job, the Police Commissioner would only say that ...

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Police shifting away from paper-based information collection

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday launched a digital information system aimed at modernising the way it collects and uses crime information. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said the new system represents more than a move away from paper-based recording. “This is going to make it easier to identify persons of interest and allow the user to easily pull ...

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3 of 5 suspected bandits arrested with alleged stolen items

Three of five suspected bandits were arrested and “almost all of the stolen items” have been recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Efforts are being made to arrest the other suspects. Those in custody are all residing in Charlestown, Georgetown, police said. The armed robbery was committed at Recht door Zee, West Bank Demerara about 7 pm on Monday. “The ...

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Presidential guard found unconscious with head injuries

A member of the Presidential Guard was early Monday morning found lying in an unconscious state on Mandela Avenue with head injuries, police said. The guard has been identified as Police Constable 2045 Winston Cooper of 761 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The 32-year old Cooper was picked up opposite the National Gymnasium by first responders of the Guyana Fire Service at ...

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