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Two arrested for allegedly killing US-based Guyanese

A United States (US)-based Guyanese was early Wednesday morning stabbed to death outside a wedding house at Corentyne and two of the three prime suspects have since been arrested, police said. Dead is 21-year old Chatterpaul Lakhan also known as Rickash. The incident occurred at Grant 1802 Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice at about 1 AM Wednesday. Police were informed that ...

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Trio arrested after guns found in Festival City house- police

Three men were arrested late Wednesday afternoon at a house on Unity Street, Festival City, Georgetown after two guns and ammunition were found, police said. Investigators said the guns were unlicensed. One of the men tried to escape but was “pursued and apprehended”. The Guyana Police Force said  a search ofthe property unearthed one 9MM Glock pistol along with three ...

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Region Four Chairman, father-in-law being investigated for alleged gun-related threats

The Chairman of  Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Daniel Seeram and his father-in-law are under investigation over allegations that they threatened each other with their licensed firearms. Head of the Guyana Police Force Criminal Investigations Department, Wendell Blanhum confirms that a probe is underway. He says that Mr. Seeram’s licensed handgun has been seized pending investigations. Mr. Blanhum also confirmed that Mr. ...

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President hopes to shift marijuana farmers to hemp production

President Irfaan Ali on Sunday announced that he plans to meet with marijuana farmers to encourage them to get into the cultivation of high-value hemp. ” I intend to have a meeting very soon with all the marijuana growers in this country. I intend to have a meeting and to let them understand that there is a viable future in ...

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La Penitence man arrested with $2.6 million worth of cocaine- CANU

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said a 45-year old man of North East La Penitence was arrested Wednesday during an operation on West Coast Demerara and East Bank Essequibo, In custody is Ian Griffith because, according to the anti-drug agency, he had 2.330 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession, The agency said he was nabbed during an operation between Ruby, ...

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Guyanese extradited to the US to face trial for sexual offences

The United States says two Guyanese have been extradited to that North American country face the court on sexual offence and related charges. “The extradition of the two fugitives strengthens the rule of law in Guyana and reflects the strong professional law enforcement and judicial cooperation between the United States and the Guyana government,” the embassy here said on Wednesday. ...

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Two for High Court trial for murder of Henry cousins

Two men will have to face a High Court judge and jury for the murder of the Henry cousins, a Magistrate ruled on Tuesday. Police said Blairmont Magistrate, Peter Hugh today ruled that there was sufficient evidence for 34-year old Vinod Gopaul, called ‘Magga’,  of Yakusari, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice and 33-year old Anil Sancharra, called ‘Dan Pole’ and ...

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Civilian accuses Bartica traffic policemen of assault, threats

A civilian is alleging that he has been beaten and threatened by police during a traffic stop. The man, named Christopher Creighton, of Bartica has released a video on Facebook showing what appears to be part of an account of what transpired. In the video a man is heard threatening to murder someone. The Guyana Police Force says its Office ...

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Guyanese media workers in BVI charged with forgery

Reproduced from BVI Platinum News Following months of investigations, Journalist Cathyolivia Richards, known as Cathy, was arrested and faced charges relating to forgery, stemming from a Work Permit renewal application submitted to the Labour Department mid-last year. Richards, 48, a Guyanese residing at Fort Hill, is charged along with Hitesh Yadram, 43, also a Guyanese who resides at Great Mountain. ...

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