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Vehicle used in gunning down of man in Linden found burnt

Police on Monday said they believe they have found a burnt vehicle that was used by two gunmen who killed a man and shot and injured his friend while they were taking directions from a woman. The Guyana Police Force said the fully burnt silver-grey Fielder wagon was found by a patrol in the vicinity of an area known as ...

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Trio in Rockstone Junction robbery arrested in Konawaruk

The three suspects in the robbery of a 57-yeat old  businesswoman and her grandson at their grocery at Rockstone Junction were hours later arrested and several of the stolen items were recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. They are a 29-year-old man of Georgetown and two 25-year-old men of Linden. Police said the arrest was made at about 1:15 PM ...

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Police hunting bandits who robbed Rockstone Junction businesswoman

Police say they are searching for three men who allegedly robbed a businesswoman at her shop at Rockstone Junction in Region 10 of more than GYD$400,000 worth of jewellery, cellular phones and other items. The robbery occurred at about 10 O’clock last night by the men who were riding XR motorcycles without number plates. The 57-year old businesswoman told police ...

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Inter-Religious Organisation supports Rastafari use of marijuana

The Inter Religious Organisation of Guyana (IROG) on Saturday endorsed the decriminalisation of the possession of small amounts of marijuana for religious use by Rastafari, and at the same time urged authorities to ensure there is no widescale abuse of the plant. “While the IROG is not calling for indiscriminate smoking of marijuana to be legalized, it calls on the ...

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New York Police probing alleged aggravated harassment by Attorney General Nandlall

The New York Police Department (NYPD) says Guyana’s Attorney General Anil Nandlall is under investigation for aggravated harassment, but he has already publicly denied the accusation. NYPD says they received a complaint from United States-based activist Rickford Burke. The Detective Squad at the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn, New York is conducting the investigation, according to the law enforcement agency. It ...

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Haresh Singh murder case file never disappeared – Crime Chief

The Haresh Singh murder case file never disappeared, but was not available in the Magistrates’ Court when the case was last called because investigators were doing additional work, the Guyana Police Force said Tuesday evening. “At no time whatsoever was the file missing,” Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum was quoted as saying in a police ...

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Six arrested in huge marijuana, ammo haul

Six persons have been arrested in connection with more than 13 kilogrammes of marijuana and 190 rounds of ammunition that were seized from a house at Pike Street, Sophia, police said. During a cordon and search operation at about 3 AM in North Sophia, police said they seized 13.166 kilogrammes of marijuana and 190 live .45 bullets. The Guyana Police ...

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Special domestic violence courtrooms as Police Force says registers 20 percent conviction rate

The Guyana Police Force has been securing an average of just over 20 percent convictions for domestic violence cases in recent times, based on figures released by Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie even as he welcomed more conducive conditions at courts for victims to testify. In a rare disclosure of detailed crime statistics in recent years, Mr. Hoppie said in 2019 ...

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GRA enforcement officer stabbed to death allegedly by landlady’s son

An enforcement officer of the Guyana Revenue Authority was early Monday morning stabbed to death allegedly by the landlady’s son while demanding that he vacate the apartment he is renting. Dead is 24-year old Dwayne Daniel Taitt. Police say he was killed by the landlady’s son, one day after the landlady notified him that he has to vacate the apartment ...

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