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Two suspects in killing of electrician shot dead by police

Two days after they allegedly robbed and shot electrician Joshua Denny, two young men were shot dead by police in the vicinity of the University of Guyana (UG) Access Road, Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, the Guyana Police Force said. They have been identified as Quacy Jupiter called ‘Ding Dong’ and David Smith called ‘Burlyn’. The law enforcement agency said the ...

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Senior police officer allegedly arrested with marijuana, bullets in car

Junior members of the Guyana Police Force on Friday night chased a senior police officer, eventually intercepting the car that he was driving and allegedly finding a quantity of marijuana in the trunk, the law enforcement agency said. The police force identified him as Deputy Superintendent Dexter Brown. Investigators said he was at a roadblock at Helena No. 2 Public ...

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BREAKING: Guyanese arrested, go-fast boats detained, Caribbean-bound marijuana seized

Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) agents have arrested six persons and a large quantity of marijuana that was being loaded on three go-fast boats that were destined for the Leeward Islands, CANU Head James Singh said Friday night. He said the operation began Thursday night and ended Friday afternoon. Mr. Singh said the drugs bust occurred at the mouth of the ...

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Footballer gunned down during robbery

A footballer was Thursday morning shot dead while he was on his way to work, relatives said. He has been identified as 19-year old Joshua Denny, a  night student of the Guyana Industrial Training Centre (GITC). Relatives said he was pursuing studies in Electrical Installation while working in the same field during the day. He was robbed of his cell ...

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US Judge declines to dismiss Guyanese Eddy Grant’s lawsuit against Trump for using ‘Electric Avenue’

Reproduced from The Hill A New York federal judge declined to dismiss musician Eddy Grant’s lawsuit against former President Trump for using his song “Electric Avenue” in a video posted to Twitter last year, the Hill reported on Wednesday. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl issued an order on Tuesday denying Trump’s motion to dismiss the suit, finding that the defendant failed ...

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Jamaican businessman pleads guilty to illegal departure in Guyana

A Jamaican businessman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to illegally departing Guyana and he was fined G$20,000 or three weeks imprisonment, police said. Thirty-eight year old Payton Maurice Smith of Kingston Jamaica appeared at the Number 51 Village Magistrates’ Court to answer the charge. Police said he pleaded guilty before Magistrate Mr Rabindranauth Singh. Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Divisional Police Commander, ...

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Guyanese woman says ex partner released nude pics, videos on TikTok

A Guyanese woman from West Coast Demerara has complained to police that her ex partner has posted her nude pictures and videos on the Social media platform, TikTok, after they broke up and he accused her of being unfaithful, police said Thursday. Police, however, said the male is “unknown” and he lives in Albouystown, Georgetown. Investigators are treating the complaint ...

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Guyana High Court awards Jamaican woman GY$3.1 million for unlawful detention inhumane lockup

Guyana’s High Court on Wednesday awarded GY$3.1 million (approximately US$14,553) to a Jamaican woman, after finding that she was unlawfully detained and also the conditions at the police lockup were inhumane, in clear violations of Guyana’s constitution.  Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire found that Sandra Russell, who had been convicted for marijuana trafficking for the purpose of trafficking, was later detained ...

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ANUG recommends public judicial inquiry into police shooting death of Boston

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party is recommending that a coroner’s inquest be held into the police shooting death of an Essequibo Coast businessman earlier this month. That party says if that judicial inquiry finds the policeman culpable for the death of 29-year old Orin Boston on September 15, the lawman should be prosecuted. In contrast to a ...

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Ali lied about extra-judicial killings- Aubrey Norton

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton has rebuked President Irfaan Ali for spouting untruths that there had been no extra-judicial killing of Afro-Guyanese under the  previous People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “When the president of Guyana stands in front of reporters and claims Guyana never had a problem with extrajudicial killings and we cannot ...

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