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Woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking; husband refused bail

A 21-year old mother of two young children on Monday pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine, while seeking to shield her husband from blame. He was remanded to prison until July 25, 2016, despite a strong request for bail by their lawyer. Angelica Forde has to return to court on Tuesday for sentencing after a certificate of value of the ...

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15-year old mechanic shop employee shot during armed robbery

A 15-year old boy, who was employed at a mechanic shop, was  Sunday shot in his face during an armed robbery in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police sad Jamal Lewis of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt was shot while one of the employees scuffled with one of three armed bandits who stormed the mechanic shop. His condition was listed as “serious” and ...

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Brother kills brother during argument about entry to family shop

A man stabbed his younger brother to death during an argument at Sophia, East Coast Demerara. The Guyana Police Force identified the dead man as 23-year old Dexter Jules of ‘B’ Field, Sophia. Police said that after the assailant rushed Jules to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, he attempted to flee but was arrested by civilians. ...

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Charge state resource thieves; tighten anti-corruption loopholes- top US diplomat

A senior American diplomat Friday night called for those stealing state resources and engaging in violence against women and children to be charged. “Anyone who has stolen, is stealing or in the future attempts to steal State resources must be criminally charged and held accountable before  a court of law,” Outgoing Deputy Chief of the American Embassy in Guyana, Bryan ...

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East Coast Demerara gas station robbed; employees beaten

A pump attendant and a security guard at a filling station were Thursday night robbed, beaten and locked in a washroom by five bandits who later fled with several cylinders of cooking gas, police said. The incident occurred at R.P. Service Station, Triumph Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara at about 11:30 Thursday night, July 16, 2016. Injured are  pump attendant ...

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Alleged fraudster dies after drinking poison at court

Police sources have confirmed that 43-year old Michael Persaud who attempted suicide on Wednesday after he was remanded to prison at the Georgetown Magistrate’s court, succumbed hours after the incident. Persaud, a father of two was remanded to prison for several counts of fraud, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. According to Police the man who lived at lot 15 Public ...

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Crabwood Creek farmer convicted for threatening to kill top PPP officials

Thirty-nine year old Tameshwar Beekham ,who made death threats against three executive members of the Peoples’ Progressive Party (PPP) via social media recently, was on Thursday fined $75,000 by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Beekham, a farmer from Crab Wood Creek, pleaded guilty and paid the fine as an alternative to six months imprisonment. According to Prosecutor Deniro Jones, Beekham is ...

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20-year old father of one charged with murder of Timehri mechanic

Twenty-year-old Rayon Jones was on Tuesday remanded to prison by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman for his alleged murder of 23-year old Timehri mechanic, Puranand ‘Andrew’ Baljit which occurred last week Thursday. Jones, of  212 Fourth Avenue Bartica was not required to plea to the indictable charge which states that on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Madewini, Timehri East Bank Demerara he ...

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Huge marijuana bust in container with heavy duty equipment

Enforcement agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Container Control Programme (CCP) have seized 1,276 pounds of marijuana in a shipping container that arrived from Jamaica, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, James Singh said Tuesday. Authorities estimate that the marijuana fetches a street value of US$765,600. Two broker and the owner of a sawmill company are assisting with investigations ...

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Second man wanted for grenade outside Kaieteur News

A second man is wanted in connection with the discovery of a grenade near the vehicle that is usually driven by the publisher of Kaieteur News, Glenn Lall. Police on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for Janiel “JP” Howard , saying he is wanted for questioning in relation to  ‘attempting to cause explosion’ which occurred on June 06, 2016, at Saffon ...

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