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BREAKING NEWS: Bandit shot, accomplice arrested after robbing persons at a get together

A suspected bandit was shot during an exchange of gunfire in Campbelville and another man believed to be his accomplice was arrested shortly after they barged in a yard and robbed several persons, Assistant Police Commissioner, Clifton Hicken said. The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for emergency surgery. Hicken, who is the Commander for ‘A’ ...

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Tax Chief denies PPP members being targeted; says public officers, MPs must be held to “higher standard”

Commissioner- General of the Guyana Revenue Authority, Godfrey Statia on Friday refuted claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that several parliamentarians have been politically targeted by being issued property tax demand notices. “I would like to assure the Opposition Leader that if there was any political intervention, any targeting, it would not have been for those five persons because I ...

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No more convicts pardoned- Pres. Granger

President David Granger says no one has been pardoned this year to coincide with Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary because they did not meet the benchmark and he will not free convicted drug traffickers and murderers. “I didn’t pardon anyone at Independence because many  of the persons who would normally be eligible for pardon were in fact convicted for trafficking in ...

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Heavily armed bandits rob Corentyne money changer of GYD$22 million in cash, jewellery

Several bandits, armed with assault rifles and shotguns, early Monday morning invaded the home of a money changer and carted of GYD$20.5 million in Guyanese and other currencies, police said. Dressed in American camouflage suits, five of the 15 bandits entered the house through window from a shed leading to the window at 93 Albert Street, 79 Village Corentyne at about ...

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Minister Ramjattan must say if he has lost the war on crime- Opposition MP Rohee

With the perception of crime still high in Guyana, Opposition MP and former security minister, Clement Rohee, has called for Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan to declare to the people whether he has lost the war on crime. “Can the Guyana Police Force deliver,” Rohee questioned during his budget debate, “how much can they deliver when fighting and backstabbing is ...

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Police, suspected bandit exchange gunfire in robbery hot-spot

Police and a suspected bandit traded gunshots in the yard of the St. Phillips Anglican Church, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, considered a major hot-spot for robberies. There is no indication that the man was shot, but he police said he dropped a .38 revolver and three rounds before fleeing the scene. The incident occurred at about 11 O’clock Tuesday night when members ...

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21 deportees arrive from US; to be monitored

At least 21 Guyanese deportees arrived from the United States (US) Tuesday afternoon, after serving jail terms for various offences. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum said the deportees were convicted for homicide, narcotics, robbery and other offences. Blanhum said the deportees would be monitored. “We will be monitoring them. Yes, there ...

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Jealous Guyanese man almost saws off wife’s head in Queens, New York

One year after a Guyanese man paid his wife US$9,000 to leave their homeland and join him in New York, he nearly decapitated her on a Queens street corner early Monday-sawing through her neck in front of a witness who mistakenly asked if he needed help before he realized the unfolding horror, the New York Post reported. The 50-year-old man allegedly ...

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