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Surinamese woman nabbed at back-track with cocaine, ecstasy–police

A Surinamese woman was early Saturday morning arrested at Number 78 Village Foreshore,Corentyne, Berbice (Backtrack route) with cocaine and ecstasy in her possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said she and her belongings were searched and 247 grammes of suspected cocaine and 100 grammes of ecstasy (192 pills) were found. The 27 year-old, who is said to be a ...

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Police considering PPP’s complaint about award of new Demerara Bridge feasibility study

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is considering the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP’s) request for a probe into Cabinet’s award of a contract to a Netherlands-headquartered company to conduct a feasibility study for a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “The matter is now engaging the attention of the Guyana Police Force,” Head of SOCU, Special Assistant Police ...

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Thieves, including employee, caught red-handed carting off safe

A hardware store employe is one of three persons arrested after they and three others abandoned a safe shortly after tying up five security guards, police said. “As the suspects were fleeing the premises with the steel safe, they saw a police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot intact and escaped,” police said. The incident occurred Monday morningl ...

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Juvenile escapes from holding centre

A 16-year old boy escaped from the Juvenile Holding Centre, Sophia six days ago,  and since then a search has come up empty handed. He has been identified as Leon Patterson. The Public Security Ministry appealed to the public for assistance in finding the lad by contacting the nearest police station. The Ministry of Public Security said the teenager was discovered missing ...

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Brazilian miner was shot behind his head by policeman

The Brazilian miner, who was killed by a policeman, was shot behind his head, according to an autopsy conducted on Wednesday found. “The cause of death was given as gunshot injury to head (entry through the back exit through the front),” the Guyana Police Force said. Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh believed that Estevao Costa Marques was shot from a range more ...

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Ukrainians charged with assaulting Guyanese gold mine workers

Two Ukrainians have been charged with a number of offences linked to the assault of two Guyanese gold mine workers as well as failure to wear uniforms as private security personnel. Police said the Russian-speaking Ukrainians- 38-year 0ld Vitaly Paraschuck was charged with two counts of threatening behaviour and assault causing actual bodily harm committed on Charles Clarke on July ...

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Policemen arrested in connection with killing of Brazilian miner

A Guyana Police Force Corporal and a Constable have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a Brazilian miner at Puruni District on Saturday. The policemen, who are based at Kurupung Police Station allegedly abandoned the station Friday morning, leaving on an All Terrain Vehicl (ATV) for patrol duties. Amed with a.30 carbine rifle , they subsequently joined a ...

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No trafficking of Haitians through Guyana; Venezuelans being watched

There is no evidence that  Haitians are being trafficked through Guyana to French Guiana, but authorities here are focussing on possible trafficking of Venezuelans, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Winston Felix said. “First of all, you are assuming that given the numbers of Haitians there is trafficking. We have not suspected any trafficking of Haitians in Guyana, through Guyana or ...

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Russian alleged assault of Guyanese mine ranger heads to Cabinet; probe launched

The Guyana government is said to be gravely concerned about the alleged assault of a Guyanese gold concession ranger by a Russian and the matter could very well reach Cabinet, according to well-placed sources. Interior Divisional Police Commander, Superintendent Kevin Adonis confirmed receiving a report from Ranger, Ken Edwards alleging that he was performing duties last Friday at about 10 ...

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Christian church leaders tell govt don’t scrap buggery laws; SASOD says gay rights not a big political issue for voters

At least 100 of Guyana’s Christian Evangelical and Pentecostal church leaders on Sunday collectively called on government not to outlaw buggery, but the country’s major lesbian and gay rights organisation is not worried that government will buckle to pressure at the risk of losing votes in a general election. Head of SASOD, Joel Simpson said the removal of colonial-era buggery laws ...

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