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Youth held for probe into attempted murder

A man, who allegedly lashed another man to his shoulder, was relieved of the piece of wood and struck to his head. Suffering from a fractured skull and hospitalised in a semi-conscious condition is 18-year old Peter Livingstone of  Lot 2 La Retraite, West Bank Demerara. The incident occurred Friday at 8:PM in the same village. Police have since arrested the ...

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Soldiers charged with rape granted bail

Two Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers, who are accused of raping a woman, were Friday each granted GY$300,000 bail. They are 22-year old Raulston Reid of 174 Duchfour Scheme, East Coast Demerara and 21-year old Isaiah Rawlins of Wisrock, Linden. Police said the duo, who was stationed at the Anna Regina army base, were not required to plea to the ...

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Murder accused prison escapee recaptured

Murder accused prison escapee, Travis Evans, was Friday morning caught at Timehri, police  and prison officials said. “I wish to commend all those persons who assisted and i now encourage others to be equally helpful,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said. A joint security services team received a tip-off that he was on the road probably awaiting transportation. Samuels said Evans ...

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Three held with guns, stolen items following Parika robbery

Prompt action by Police ranks stationed in ‘D’ West Demerara Division following a robbery under arms committed on three persons at Parika, East Bank Denerara Wednesday  night,has resulted in the apprehension of the perpetrators and the stolen articles recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said one of the suspects was found in possession of two unlicensed handguns and seven ...

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Update: Six prisoners at Lusignan Prison injured in unrest following escape of trio

Hours after three prisoners escaped from the Lusignan Prison, unrest erupted at that East Coast Demerara penal facility, forcing authorities to deploy additional police and prison guards to quell the situation. Well-placed sources told Demerara Waves Online News that six inmates were injured with pellets and were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for treatment. The names of the injured ...

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Private Sector Commission complained about “less than humane conditions” at Lusignan Prison

Less than two months before Monday’s escape of three prisoners from the East Coast Demerara-based Lusignan Prison, the Private Sector Commission had warned Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan about the inhumane conditions at that penitentiary and security risks being posed to prison guards. “While the Commission is concerned about the safety and security of the public, it is also disturbed ...

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Updated: Murder accused among prisoners who scaled wall and escaped from Lusignan jail

Three prisoners on Monday escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, prison officials confirmed. Prisons Director, Gladwin Samuels said the three inmates escaped from the holding bay at about 4:30 AM by scaling the wall. He told Demerara Waves Online News that a probe has been launched to determine how they managed to scale the fence and how police ...

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Youth killed while preventing husband from hitting wife

A man, who intervened in heated domestic dispute between husband and wife, was stabbed to death. The suspected killer has since been arrested and the murder weapon retrieved, the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Dead is 19-year old Nyron Vyphuis, a labourer of Circuit Ville, Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke/Linden Highway. “Investigations revealed that the suspect was quarreling with his common-law wife and was ...

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