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Man fined, jailed for marijuana trafficking

Seon Brammer, who was before the court on a drug trafficking charge, was Wednesday found guilty and sentenced to 48 months in prison. The 34-year-old father of two was charged with having 464 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. During his trial he was out on bail. According to police, they had found a quantity of marijuana under ...

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Taxi driver shot dead at Tuschen

A taxi driver was shot dead Tuesday night. He was identified as 24-year old Roland Judy of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo. His body was found in the car with two gunshot wounds at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Leslie James told Demerara Waves Online News James said detectives were still at the scene, trying to ascertain the circumstances that led ...

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Cops charged with bribery

Two policemen appeared before the courts on Tuesday after being the recipients of a bribery. The charge against Rural Corporal Selwyn Elcana and Constable Dwayne Marshall is that on August 19, 2016, at Church St. Alberttown, they corruptly obtained GYD $60,000 from Deonarine Dowlateram. The two, who allegedly obtained the money as reward for failing to pursue an assault charge ...

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Woman convicted for abandoning her baby

A mother was on Tuesday fined 100,000GYD for abandoning her baby by the roadside because of “child father issues”. The charge against Jewel Coates is that on September 20, 2016, she willfully contributed to a child being in need of protective intervention, under the Child Protection Act 2009. When the charge was initially read to her on September 22, by ...

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Senior police officer knocks elderly woman dead

An Assistant Superintendent of Police struck down and killed an elderly woman and he has since been relieved of his duties, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. A breathalyzer test conducted by Traffic Chief Dion Moore, according to that law enforcement agency, has cleared the senior police of driving under the influence of alcohol. “A breathalyzer test was ...

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Women jailed for stealing millions of dollars in phone credit

Three women, who were involved in the 2008-2009 Telecoms Solutions theft were on Tuesday sentenced to four years imprisonment. The charge against Melissa Naughton, Oladara Christian, and Candacie Marshall is that between June 25, 2008 and November 23, 2009 they conspired with others to embezzle about GYD$48M in credit stolen from their then employer Telecoms Solutions. When the charge was ...

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Gun robbery convict caught; to face fresh gun, ammo charges

A 25-year old man, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment in his absence for robbery under arms and unlawful possession of a gun and ammunition, was Monday  caught and would face fresh gun and ammo charges. His name has been given as Eon Warde also known as “Killer” or “Lil Boy” “Before the convict is taken to the prison ...

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Police search for suspects in attempted heist outside Demerara Bank

Police early Monday morning went to several night clubs for a number of suspects involved in a foiled robbery outside Demerara Bank shortly after midnight. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News said investigators intend to view surveillance footage with a view to identifying the suspects. Professional Guard Service (PGS) security guard, Michael De Clou, ...

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Gold miner steals stepmothers household items to start a new life

A 19-year-old miner on Friday was Friday ordered to compensate his stepmother with GYD$200,000 or face prison time for stealing household items from her. It is alleged that between April 1 and August 6, 2014, at Port Kaituma Water Front, Rondel Roy Williams broke and entered the premises of Savitree Harrichand and stole items amounting to GYD$762,000 . The items stolen incl ...

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Tractor driver charged with marijuana possession

Glenroy Parris Glendon Parris was on Friday charged with the possession of 369 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge against the accused is that on September 28, 2016, at Itaballi Landing Mazaruni River, he had the 369 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Parris, who was represented by attorneys at law Simone Ramlall and Latchmie ...

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