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Bandits tie up pensioner in bedroom, steal car, other items valued GY$3.5 million

Armed bandits early Tuesday morning invaded a couple’s home and tied up a pensioner before they loaded his car with several items, all valued GY$3,540,000, and fled the scene, police sources said. The incident occurred at about 1:45 AM at the Kuru-Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden Highway residence of 61-year Frederick Mc David and his 57-year old wife, Denise Mc David. Mrs. Mc ...

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Husband beaten, wife raped during home invasion, robbery

Bandits early Tuesday morning invaded a home at Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo where they beat a man, raped his wife and threatened to kill their screaming two-year old son, police and other sources said. Two prime suspects have since been arrested, after they fled to further into Zeelugt. One of the perpetrators is still at large. The 34 year old ...

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GDF officer involved in fatal accident failed alcohol level test; unlicensed gun, ammo found on victim’s person- police

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) confirmed that a senior military officer struck down a pedestrian and killed him Sunday night. Lieutenant (Coast Guard) Eson Trim is “currently assisting the police with their investigations” into an alleged fatal accident which resulted in the death of 35-year Roopchand Ramkellowan, the army said. The Guyana Police Force said the 28-year old member of ...

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Policemen among several arrested after unlicensed gun found nearby

Two policekmen were among seven persons arrested after a handgun was found near the area where they were gambling, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. One of the two lawmen, the force said, has been interdicted from duty and is reportedly renting a ‘mobile outlet’ at Onderneeming, West Bank Demerara where the arrests took place. The law enforcement ...

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Integrity Commissions of Guyana, other Caribbean countries want corruption on CARICOM agenda

Guyana’s Integrity Commission is among several other similar bodies in the Caribbean that have called on the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to put  graft and corruption on their agenda and craft Commissioner harmonised legislation to tackle the scourge. The decision to urge Caribbean leaders to put the thorny issue on their agenda was taken at the just concluded meeting of ...

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Policeman charged with assaulting girlfriend, her sister

A Guyana Police Force Corporal was Friday arraigned on several charges, including wounding, in connection with an altercation he had with his girlfriend and her sister earlier this month. Corporal Rondell Gouveia was granted GY$140,000 bail and ordered to return to court on July 9 for the commencement of the trial. Appearing before Sparendaam Magistrate, Zamilla Ally-Seepaul, he pleaded not guilty ...

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Three supermarket robbers arrested; gun, cash recovered

Three men were arrested Wednesday morning shortly after a break-and-enter at The Number One Supermarket” , 18 Grove, East Bank Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. Lawmen also recovered one .38 revolver and six live matching rounds as well as a quantity of phone cards that were in their possession. Police credited the breakthrough to a security guard who escaped from ...

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CANU in major cocaine, marijuana haul; five arrested

Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) has announced one of its single biggest drug hauls – 35 kilogrammes of marijuana and 13.8 kilogrammes of cocaine- since its establishment several years ago. Those arrested and expected to be arraigned on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, are Khamraj Lall, Marlon Lawrence, Rajendra Persaud, Cleve Thornhill, and Doodnauth Chattergoon. CANU said the drugs and men were intercepted ...

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Warning shot fired at Lusignan Prison ganja, cell phone smuggler

A man, who attempted to hurl 1.7 kilogrammes of marijuana, cigarettes, cell phones and other items over the Lusignan Prison fence escaped being shot or arrested. The Guyana Police Force said at about 1 AM Monday, police and prison guards at the East Coast Demerara penitentiary responded to sounds and spotted the man. He eluded the lawmen. They were manning ...

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High Court judge stays fraud charges against former GRDB Deputy GM after SOCU produces obscured report

High Court Judge, Navindra Singh on Monday quashed fraud-related charges against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Madanlall Ramraj. Defence Lawyer, Anil Nandlall emerged from an in-chamber hearing with the judge to whom he showed the heavily obscured contents of the report titled “Guyana Rice Development Board Forensic Audit Report for the period November 1, ...

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