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Fake security guards duct tape staff at GTT’s Giftland Mall branch, cart off GY$19.4 million

Bogus guards, pretending to be from a security service that usually uplifts the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company’s (GTT) earnings, on Thursday night carted off a GY$13,420,487  and GY$6,015,524 in cheques from that telecoms company’s branch at Giftland Mall, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. Police said the robbery occurred at about 9:45 Pm by two masked men who were armed with ...

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GRA seizes smuggled chicken

Customs agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday seized  three motor vehicles laden with a large quantity of uncustomed chicken. GRA says its  Law Enforcement Investigations Division agents made the seizure at Cane Grove, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. According to GRA, at a separate location in the said village, its Officers also seized a large quantity of alcoholic ...

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Police break up car theft ring; seven cars found

Seven cars and one handgun were found Wednesday as they were probing the theft of car from a 48-year old man a day earlier at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, the Guyana Police Force said. Investigators said a after they found the 9MM handgun, several car lights and bumpers on the premises of a 26-year old suspect at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke-Linden ...

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Guyana asks Caribbean security agency to “assess” ‘Paper Shorts’ murder probe

President Irfaan Ali on Monday said he has asked the Caribbean Community’s Regional Security System (RSS) to investigate the gunning down of  Ricardo “Paper Shorts” Fagundes outside Palm Court, Georgetown more than one year ago. Dr. Ali briefly made the disclosure, saying that he asked the RSS for help to conduct the probe and not only the allegations by a ...

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CCJ frees Jarvis Small for Neesa Gopaul’s murder

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday quashed the murder conviction of Jarvis Small for the murder of 16-year old Neesa Gopaul whose body was found inside a suitcase submerged in a creek on the Linden Soesdyke Highway. “In summary, the court allowed the appeal against conviction and sentence of Jarvis Small and it dismissed the appeal of Bibi ...

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Suspected bandits allegedly committed spate of robberies after stealing car

The five men, who were arrested Thursday morning after a high-speed chase, allegedly committed several robberies as they moved about in a stolen car in whose trunk they locked the driver, police said. Police say one of the four suspected bandits, who were arrested during an exchange of gunfire, has admitted that they robbed more than five persons after they ...

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Police rescue taxi driver, shoot and arrest suspected bandits

Police early Thursday morning rescued a taxi driver from his car trunk after shooting and injuring two suspected bandits and arresting two other accomplices in a yard in the vicinity of Hunter Street, Georgetown, the Guyana Police Force said. The law enforcement agency said that after a high-speed chase, a white Allion car, bearing license plate PSS2705, crashed into a ...

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No cover-up in ‘Paper Shorts’ murder but Police Force hazy on GY$30 million bribery allegation

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Wednesday sought to discredit claims by embattled Sergeant Dion Bascom that there was a cover up the gunning down of Ricardo “Paper Shorts” Fagundes more than one year ago outside Palm Court, Georgetown. Instead, that law enforcement agency said it was getting international help in the hope of bringing to justice those responsible for ...

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Lawyer, Police Commissioner at odds over Sgt. Bascom’s availability to investigators; records show police aware of allegations since February, 2022

Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken and Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Wednesday differed on whether Sergeant Dion Bascom was available to investigators about his damning allegations against a senior police officer and two other persons in the gunning down of Ricardo “Paper Shorts” Fagundes last year. Mr Hughes also said President Irfaan Ali has not responded to his request for “witness protection” ...

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Witness protection sought for undercover policeman who accuses senior officer of cover-up of Paper Shorts suspected killer

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Monday formally asked President Irfaan Ali t0 provide witness protection for an undercover Guyanese policeman who has implicated at least one his colleagues of deliberately botching an investigation into the gunning down of Ricardo “Paper Shorts” Fagundes in March, 2021 in exchange for GY$30 million. “We are further instructed to request as we hereby do, that ...

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