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Former murder accused Marcus Bisram, family members robbed of GYD$10 million in cash, valuables

Former murder accused, Marcus Bisram  and 10 other persons were robbed Sunday night by four men armed with guns and cutlasses at his residence  at Number 70 Village, Corentyne, police said. “Investigations revealed that the victims were all having a family get together when the suspects all masked came into the yard armed with guns and cutlasses and held them ...

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Home Ministry goes after “rogue” law enforcers

The Ministry of Home Affairs has vowed to root out rogue members of law enforcement agencies, in the wake of an almost 1 kilogramme marijuana bust at the Lusignan Prison. Prison Officer Quincy Jemmott is on GYD$150,000 bail. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of trafficking in marijuana. He returns to court on March 22, 2021. No evidence was ...

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More than 20 Haitians ask High Court to release them from police custody

At least 23 Haitians are asking the High Court to order that they be released from police custody. The court is expected to decide their fate by December 3, 2020 after receiving further submissions based on questions asked at Friday’s hearing. The Attorney General’s Chambers did not immediately comment on the case. The President of the Association of Haitian Nationals ...

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Nigerian allegedly linked to global multimillion dollar racket arrested, charged in Guyana

A Nigerian man, who is allegedly linked to a global financial racket, has been arrested and charged in Guyana, police said. Police say Uche Raymond Okoye also known as Uche Parker, who entered Guyana  illegally from Brazil through Lethem is “part of a criminal organisation which seeks to fraudulently receive cash deposits from unsuspecting Guyanese victims.” The Guyana Police Force ...

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James Bond released from police custody

Attorney-at-Law James Bond was Friday morning released from police custody, his lawyer Patrice Henry said. Mr. Bond, according to his Attorney, was granted GYD$200,000 station bail. He waa asked to return to the Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department headquarters on Monday. Mr. Henry expressed concern earlier Friday that the police detained Mr. Bond overnight without further questioning him all day ...

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Guns, ammo unearthed; GYD$3.4 million worth of marijuana burnt

Five guns and ammunition  have been unearthed from a house at De Veldt Village, Berbice River, police said. The operation was carried out at between 3:30 AM and 6:15 PM on Wednesday at De Veldt and at Gateroy Village. Police said a man “bolted” from a house at De Veldt and “escaped into some nearby bushes” as the patrol approached ...

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Police rescue 1-day old baby abducted from mother at gunpoint -police

A one-day old baby was abducted from the mother at gunpoint by a man with whom she shared a relationship, but minutes later police intercepted him in a minibus and returned the baby to the woman, authorities  said. The crime was allegedly committed at about 8:45  Tuesday night at Tuschen Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo by a 34-year old man ...

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James Bond supporters hold candlelight vigil outside Brickdam Police station

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) supporters, led by party chairman Volda Lawrence, Wednesday night held a candlelight vigil outside the Brickdam Police station in solidarity with their comrade, James Bond, who was arrested Tuesday as part of a probe into a number of land deals. “We are basically out here to give support to our comrade, our friend, our brother ...

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Attorney-at-Law James Bond arrested concerning land deals; police deny lie-detector claims; Harmon defends Bond

Well-known lawyer and politician, James Bond was arrested earlier Tuesday in connection with the lease of government-owned lands, and police later denied his claim that he was asked to undergo a lie-detector test. Mr. Bond said on his Facebook page that he was asked to undergo a lie detector test surrounding allegations made against him. However, he law enforcement agency ...

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