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Five suspected pirates charged with murder

Five men, who attacked several fishermen aboard a vessel in Nickerie, Suriname, were Friday charged with the murder of one of the victims. The Guyana Police Force said the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Ali-Hack advised that the men be charged for the offence. “The act was allegedly committed on May 28, 2016 in the Corentyne River where the deceased ...

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Suspected cocaine mule recruiters charged

Two men long suspected of hiring cocaine mules to export the illicit drug out of Guyana were Friday slapped with charges of procuring at least three persons. They are Rolston Bacchus and Troy Sauers also known as Randy, Muslim and Biggs. They appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mc Lennan to answer the charges. Bacchus and Sauers, who have previous narco-traffficking offences ...

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BREAKING: Man wanted in fatal shooting of 16-year-old Guyana-born Brooklyn baby-sitter surrenders to police

Reproduced from New York Daily News The dangerous fugitive wanted for killing a teenage Brooklyn baby-sitter turned himself in Thursday. Taariq Stephens, a 24-year-old man with a half-dozen prior arrests and a .40-caliber submachine gun, was identified two days after the cold-blooded shooting of 16-year-old Shemel Mercurius as her terrified 3-year-old nephew watched, said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce. ...

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Alleged robber of ex British soldier charged

The man, who allegedly snatched jewellery from a former British soldier who is visiting  Guyana for its 50th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is Jose Barker, 35, of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown who was positively identified by the ex-serviceman, Edward John Constant.  Barker was refused bail and remanded to prison until June 16, 2016 ...

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Husband hacks security guard to death; workmate seriously injured

A security guard was Tuesday night hacked to death by her husband while she was on duty an East Coast Demerara secondary school and later surrendered to police. One of the dead woman’s colleagues, who tried to prevent the man from entering the  Bygeval Secondary School Compound, was also chopped severely and  has been admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Armed bandits tie up guards, cart off cash from Region Four Office

Robbers early Wednesday morning tied up the guards at the Region Four Office at Triumph before breaking into the building and carting off an undisclosed sum of cash, police said. Investigators said that at about 2 AM on June 2, 2016 four men armed with handguns stormed the Regional Democratic Office Compound at B.V Triumph, East Coast Demerara. “They relieved ...

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PPP parliamentarian will have to tell all about alleged shooting threat- Jagdeo

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall will Friday have to tell all to his party’s Central Committee about an allegation that he threatened to shoot an official of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Jagdeo said the Central Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, June 3, 2016 is expected to hear from Dharamlall, a former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of ...

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House Speaker dumps PPP questions on pardoning of prisoners- Jagdeo

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Wednesday said Guyana’s House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland has refused to allow questions about the identities of pardoned prisoners and the process that was used to free the convicts. Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo acknowledged that President David Granger has the authority to pardon prisoners, but said the Ministry of the Presidency has refused ...

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Guyanese teen shot dead inside her New York apartment while babysitting

Reproduced from New York Daily News A 16-year-old girl was shot dead while babysitting her little cousin inside their Brooklyn apartment Tuesday — and now cops are looking for her boyfriend, police sources said. Shemel Mercurius moved four years ago from her native Guyana to the East Flatbush apartment she shared with her aunt and cousin, relatives said. The teen ...

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Mini-bus driver jailed, fined three times value of marijuana

A mini-bus driver, who allegedly drove through a police road block and was moments later caught with more than 12 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana, was jailed for four years and fined more than GYD$19.5 million. The fine represents three times the street value of the marijuana.   Thirty-five year old Ossie Mc Farlane of Hopetown West Coast Berbice was found ...

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