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Co-worker confesses to killing Mazaruni shopkeeper

A man has confessed to killing a shopkeeper at ā€˜Mer Meriaā€™ Backdam, Surinamo Landing, Middle Mazaruni River, police said Thursday. The suspect, 34-year old Fabian Smith, admitted to stabbing 55-year old Andrew “Shortman” Harris, during a video interview at the Bartica Police Station on Wednesday afternoon. The Guyana Police Force said the suspect “confessed to stabbing the victim during an ...

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Police, mines officers being deployed to Chinese Landing to suspend all mining

Guyanese police and officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) are to be deployed to Chinese Landing in Region One (Barima-Waini) to suspend all gold mining to deal with concerns by the Indigenous Carib community, in response to precautionary measures that have been issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and demands by the Village Council. ...

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Mazaruni shopkeeper killed, co-worker arrested

A shopkeeperĀ  has been stabbed to death at ‘Mer Meria’ Backdam, Surinamo Landing, Middle Mazaruni River, police said on Wednesday. Dead is 55-year-old Andrew Harris, called “Shortman”. Investigators said a 34-year old man, who is Harris’ co-w0rker, has been arrested in connection with the incident that occurred between July 31, 2023, and August 1, 2023 Police said Harris and the ...

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Region 4 sub-divisional Commander, driver injured in accident

The Police Commander of Region Four sub-division 4(b), Superintendent Mahendra Singh was injured in an accident on the East Bank Demerara Public Road on Wednesday morning, Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken said. He told Demerara Waves Online News briefly that Mr Singh sustained a “couple of lacerations” and that officer and the driver of the Guyana Police Force vehicle were receiving ...

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GDF commits not to violate human rights in pact with US Army

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has committed protect and promote human rights and bar soldiers from becoming aligned with groups that violate human rights, through the United States Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Human Rights Initiative (HRI) and its accompanying Consensus Document. The HRI was inked last week by GDF Chief-of-Staff Brigadier Omar Khan and SOUTHCOM’s Commander, US Army General Laura Richardson, ...

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GY$5.5 million grabbed from Corentyne businessman

A businessman was allegedly robbed of GY$5.5 million at gunpoint shortly after he arrived outside his home at Belvedere North, Corentyne, Berbice, police said Saturday. The incident allegedly occurred on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at about 5:45 PM when the two bandits pounced on him and snatched a bag that was on his Canter truck seat and fled on a ...

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MP David Patterson on bail for allegedly exposing genitals, other charges

Opposition parliamentarian David Patterson on Friday pleaded not guilty to three charges, including exposing his genitals, and was granted a total of GYD$70,000 bail. Appearing before City Magistrate, Leron Daly, Mr Patterson pleaded not guilty toĀ  using obscene language, exposing his genitals and exposing his genitals to cause alarm or distress. The complainant, Ramroop Oudit, did not answer or appear ...

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Fact-finding mission to Chinese Landing after international human rights ruling

In the wake of a formal request by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for the Guyana government to address security and environmental complaints by Indigenous Caribs stemming from gold mining at Chinese Landing, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said a broad-based team of government officials would be dispatched to the area. “We intend to respect the ruling ...

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Jagdeo, Norton trade words on MP Patterson’s alleged indecent exposure; accused faces jail term if convicted

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Thursday weighed in on the police investigation into former government minister and serving opposition parliamentarian David Patterson’s alleged exposure of his genitals and other offences. Head of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Assistant Commissioner Wendell BlanhumĀ  told Demerara Waves Online News the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) ...

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CCJ denies special leave application by former Guyanese soldiersĀ 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Today, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) denied special leave in the Guyanese case of Sherwin Harte and DeonĀ  Greenidge v The StateĀ  in which Greenidge sought permission to appeal his conviction and both Harte and Greenidge sought permission to appeal the sentence imposed by the Court of Appeal upon them and to challenge ...

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