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Two charged with causing businessman’s death

A 23-year old woman and a man were Wednesday arraigned and granted GYD$900,000 bail pending trial on a charge of causing the death of city businessman, Derek Mangal by dangerous driving earlier this week. Those charged with the offence are Rajkumarie Ragoobar, of 137 AA Eccles East Bank Demerara and 24-year old Steven Cox of 55 Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Chief ...

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GRA Drug Enforcement agent, motor racers among four remanded to prison on cocaine trafficking charge

A Guyana Revenue Authority Drug Enforcement Unit agent and two motor racers are among four persons refused bail on a joint charge of trafficking in 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine. The Drug Enforcement Unit agent is Sherwayne De Abreu. The others are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor. They all pleaded not guilty to ...

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Motor racers among five charged for GYD$500 million cocaine bust

Two motor racers were Tuesday afternoon among five persons charged for a more than GYD$500 million cocaine-in-lumber bust earlier this month, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. Those charged jointly with trafficking in the 84.9 kilogrammes of cocaine are racers Stephen Vieria and Nazim Gafoor as well as his father, Tazim Gafoor, and Sherwayne De Abreu. Sawmill owner, Narine Lall, ...

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Persons arrested at Kaieteur National Park charged with mining offences

The 20 persons- mainly residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau- who were earlier this week arrested for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park were released from police custody after they were charged with violating the Mining Act, authorities said Tuesday. Commissioner of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), Newell Dennison told Demerara Waves Online News that ...

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31-year old man accused of sexually abusing 14-year old boy

A 31-year old man, who works at the Ministry of Public Health, has been charged with a sexual offence allegedly committed on a 14-year old boy. The man was not required to plea to the charge that was read to him by City Magistrate, Leron Daly. Police alleged that the man engaged in sexual penetration of a child at the ...

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Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. When asked to respond to ...

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President ordered massive crackdown on illegal mining at Kaieteur National Park; several arrested, dredges seized- Trotman

Police, soldiers and officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) on Sunday swooped down on the Kaieteur National Park and arrested several persons who were allegedly illegally mining there, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said. Trotman said the decision to move in at the Kaieteur National Park was taken by President David Granger, who is the Minister ...

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Numerous residents of Chenpau arrested at Kaieteur National Park

More than one dozen persons have been arrested from the Kaieteur National Park and were Sunday being  transported by air to Georgetown for questioning, sources said. Demerara Waves Online News was told by sources connected to the area that at least eight residents from the Amerindian village of Chenapau HAVE been already flown to the City and more were later ...

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