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Police hunting bandits who shot, robbed man

A man was shot and robbed of GYD$30,000 during the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning at Cemetery Road and D’Urban Street, Georgetown by three identifiable males, the Guyana Police Force said in a statement. Thirty-one year old Mark English of Providence, East Bank Demerara was shot to his left leg at about 2:55 AM. Investigators were told that he went ...

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Rohee opposed to “widespread” recall of gun licences

Former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has no problem with the review and possible revocation of gun licenses whenever they come up for renewal, but is against government’s plan to conduct a large scale exercise. “I don’t think there should be any widespread recalling and revoking of firearm licenses. That is madness,” Rohee, who is also Genera Secretary of the ...

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13-year old boy chopped, beaten to death during brawl over girl

Police were Monday probing the brutal chopping and beating to death of a 13-year old boy following an argument over a girl on the East Coast Demerara. Investigators said they were probing the alleged murder of Daveand Sanchar, 13 years, of Plantain Walk, Triumph, ECD, which occurred about 11:30 Sunday night, August 14, 2016 at Plantain Walk Access Road, Triumph, East ...

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Some gun licences to be revoked- Ramjattan

Scores of gun licenses are about to be revoked in the coming months, in keeping with a decision by the government to weed out those that had been wrongfully issued, no long required or are in the hands of mentally unstable persons, Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said Sunday. “It would be a massive, massive exercise so that is the ...

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Ministry of the Presidency’s Permanent Secretary denies stealing public funds; suggests SOCU leaking info

Embattled Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Shariff has denied stealing monies belonging to Guyana’s treasury, and insisted that a probe by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was merely about a personal tax matter with the Guyana Revenue Authority. “The distortion of this personal income tax matter to make it appear to be theft and embezzlement ...

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Buxton resident shot while in bed

A resident of Buxton, East Coast Demerara was shot Wednesday night while in bed moments after his wife left the bedroom. The incident occurred at about 11 O’clock at Brusche Dam. Injured is Brinsley David.He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and is presently undergoing surgery. “Investigations have revealed that the victim was in bed with his wife ...

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Japanese holidaying in Guyana robbed; suspect held with stolen item

Three Japanese and a taxi driver have been robbed of a large quantity of cash and electronic equipment, and police have since arrested a woman with one of the stolen items. “The victims ,who are holidaying, went sightseeing when they were pounced upon by three males armed with handguns, who relieved them of the articles and escaped in a motor ...

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Elderly gold miner commits suicide after attempting to kill wife

An elderly gold miner attempted to kill his wife and shot himself dead afterwards at their Bourda, Georgetown residence, police said. Dead is 73-year old Theodore “Totie” Adams. His wife, 43-year old Sarojnie Warnauth was admitted to a private city hospital where doctors were performing emergency surgery. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken told reporters that neighbours heard a ...

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CBS2 Exclusive: Woman dismembered by boyfriend in Guyana receives new arms, hands in New York

ALBERTSON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some New Yorkers have given an extraordinary donation to a young woman who endured a horror. The woman was mutilated by an abusive boyfriend, and her children were killed. As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported exclusively to the woman, Natasha Houston. The simple act of pushing open a car door is a struggle for Houston, in what ...

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