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Drug treatment court opens

Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court, opened its doors on Monday, aimed at giving convicted drug addicts a chance to receive treatment and reduce overcrowding of the country’s prisons. Located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the facility will permit easier access to resources and personnel, including stakeholders such as the police, social services, health and drug treatment providers for the efficient ...

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West Coast Demerara fisherman stabbed to death

A fisherman of the West Coast of Demerara, was stabbed to death Sunday night allegedly stemming from a six-day old grievance between himself and his assailant. Dead is 19-year old Noel Singh of Lot 33 Meten-Meer-Zorg. He sustained several stab wounds inflicted by a 20-year old resident of Ocean Garden, Meten-Meer-Zorg. Investigators were told that six days ago, the suspected ...

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Two wanted for gold miner killing

Two men are wanted for the gunning down of well-known Guyanese gold miner, Deon Stoll, during an attempted robbery, police said. They are 33-year old Delon ‘Demon’ Morgan also known as Shane Morgan and Lennox Estwick of 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. Investigators want to question them about the murder of Stoll on October 14 outside El Dorado Gold Trading, ...

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UG bus service to take students directly along the East Coast route from campus

University of Guyana (UG) students will now benefit from a much-needed enhancement to their travel arrangements in light of robberies in the Turkeyen-Cummings Lodge area, following discussions between the UG Student Society’s (UGSS) newly-elected President, Jafar Gibbons and bus operators. One day after his swearing in, Mr Jafar and two other faculty representatives, Kimalie George and Desmond Kissoon, met with ...

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Former Chief-of-Staff says GDF, PNCR did not get solid info on Roger Khan

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best on Friday said the force and the then opposition People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) did not amass concrete information to charge convicted drug dealer, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, with other crimes. Khan and several associates were intercepted by a GDF patrol on December 14, 2002 in a bullet ...

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Police looking overseas for information on Roger Khan, as Granger, Jagdeo weigh in on no homicide charges so far

Guyanese police are still hoping to unearth information to link convicted drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan to two murders, even as President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo weighed on a lack of evidence so far to charge the United States (US) deportee. A top police officer told News-Talk Radio Guyana that based on requests by the Director of ...

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ICE says New York defied deportation request to release Guyanese child abuser

Reproduced from The Washington Times New York authorities released a convicted child abuser into the community, defying an ICE request that he be held for deportation, and he went on to be arrested for yet another case of abuse, federal officials said Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers tracked Grachowe Harrichand down last week and plan to deport him ...

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2 arrested for 42 kilo marijuana bust at Parika

Two men of Tuschen New Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo, were arrested by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit agents  after they were allegedly found with 42 kilogrammes of marijuana. The anti-drug agency said 39-year old Shafeek Latif and 35-year old Naresh Totaram were arrested at Parika Public Road East Bank Essequibo on October 15 during an early morning search. CANU said both ...

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Rosignol chicken outlet robbed

Two masked knife-wielding men robbed a chicken outlet at Rosignol, West Bank Berbice on Tuesday. News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News was told that 40-year-old Barbara Samuels was robbed of GYD$120,000, and a cellular phone valued more than GYD$30,000. The men invaded the premises shortly before midday when Samuels was inside the chicken outlet cleaning meat. Sources said ...

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