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Children discover parents’ bloodied bodies in bedroom

Police are investigating the murder of a woman and her reputed husband whose stabbed bodies were found in their bedroom. Dead are Naco Hale, 34, and her reputed husband Alwin Blucher, 48, of lot 522 Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Investigators believed the incident occurred between  11 PM Monday and 5:30 AM Tuesday. “The couple was found motionless in their bedroom ...

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Guyana paying more for fuels; Shipping Association reiterates call for port master plan

Guyana is spending more to purchase fuels due to the closure of Trinidad and Tobago’s oil refinery, Petrotrin,  increased transportation costs from other sources and the inability of the Demerara River to accommodate larger tankers, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says. “Until we could dig out the Georgetown Harbour and you could get larger boats and have the storage capacity built ...

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More extraditions expected- outgoing US Ambassador

The eventual extradition of two Guyanese to and from the United States (US) to face murder trials could pave the way for more Guyanese to be sent to that North American nation to be prosecuted for alleged drug trafficking based on solid evidence being gathered by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents who are based here, says outgoing United States (US) ...

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Murders, robberies down since 2012 – Ramjattan; Rohee points to ‘pick-pockets’ at Stabroek Market square

Murders and robberies have declined since 2012, but there are lingering concerns about the large number of robberies at Stabroek Market square, parliamentarians said Thursday during Day 4 of the 2019 National Budget debate. Weathering intense heckling from opposition parliamentarians in the 65-seat National Assembly, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan boasted  of reduced crimes based on statistics provided by the ...

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Suspect shot, arrested during attempted car theft

Guyanese police said they early Wednesday morning shot and injured one of four men during an exchange of gunfire as the lawmen foiled an attempt to steal a car at Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara. Investigators said the 24-year old injured man, after he was treated and discharged, accompanied police to his home at Sophia where three spent shells were found. Police ...

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Caricom free movement for agricultural workers, beauticians, barbers, security guards

Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member countries have agreed to add agricultural workers,  security guards, barbers and beauticians to the list of persons eligible to move and work freely across the single market bloc. Regional leaders, including Guyana’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, struck the agreement at a December 3 to 4, 2018 meeting held ...

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Reputed wife allegedly kills husband

Guyanese police are investigating tthe alleged murder of Victor Roberts,38, self employed of 41 Prince William Street,Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. Neighbors identified the alleged perpetrator as 25-year old Melissa Playter, a housewife and shopkeeper. The incident occurred at about 12:40 OM  at their residence allegedly. His reputed wife has since been detained and a knife has been recovered by investigators. “Investigations ...

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TV journalist shoots bottle-hurling labourer

A labourer was Sunday morning shot and injured after he allegedly lobbed several bottles at well-known television journalist outside his girlfriend’s home, police said. Twenty-eight year old Jimmy Ramgobin was shot in his lower right leg and taken to hospital for medical attention. Police said they have since seized the licensed firearm as part of the investigations. The Guyana Police ...

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Pedestrian knocked dead by lorry

A woman lost her life in the vicinity of the Demerara Harbour Bridge on Saturday when a lorry struck her down as she was crossing a road, police said. Dead is 45-year old Shondell Nero Sparrock of Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara. Police said at about 6:30 PM on the Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara she was crossing a ...

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Commission of Inquiry recommends disciplinary action against Town Clerk

Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Georgetown City Council, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard on Friday said the probe has recommended disciplinary action against Town Clerk, Royston King for the lease of land that does not belong to the City and for conducting such a transaction without  Council’s approval. “The Town Clerk (ag) interpretation of the ...

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