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Conflicting accounts about how teenager was burnt while in police custody

Conflicting accounts emerged Sunday night about how a 17-year old boy was burnt while in police custody, with him saying an investigator lit him afire and the Guyana Police Force stating that the suspect was playing with a lighter. Police said two ranks at the Vigilance Police Station were placed under close arrest, and the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) ...

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Foreign plane with cocaine lands in Mahdia; Colombian, Brazilian held

A cocaine-laden plane,  bearing what appears to  be United States (US) registration markings, on Sunday landed at the Mahdia airstrip after it apparently ran out of fuel, highly-placed sources said. The sources said the pilot and co-pilot, who have been identified as Colombian and Brazilian, were arrested shortly after the aircraft touched down at the airstrip in Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni). ...

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WPA wants more info, charges on police killing of Quindon Bacchus

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Wednesday urged the Guyana Police Force to divulge more details about the role of the commanding officer in the shooting of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara resident Quindon Bacchus. “WPA wants the investigators to reveal who gave the orders for the operation in question and why that functionary was not charged. While we welcome ...

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BREAKING: Undercover cop to be charged with murder of Quindon Bacchus

Guyana Police Force Lance Corporal, Kristoff De Nobrega is to be charged with the murder of Quindon Bacchus, and two other lawmen are to be charged with related offences, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack said Monday. Bacchus, 23, of Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara was on June 10, 2022 shot multiple times and died at Haslington, East Coast ...

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Cocaine trafficking accused in jail pending trial

Fifty-two year old Andrew Morgan, who is accused of being in possession of 3.27 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, was Wednesday refused bail and remanded to prison, the Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said. Mr. Morgan, who is represented by Attorney-at-Law Stanley Moore, pleaded not guilty to being in possession of the cocaine ...

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Quindon Bacchus police killing: Protesters surge past riot police, soldiers without incident

Hundreds of protesters surged past riot police and soldiers who stood outside the Vigilance Police Stati0n, East Coast Demerara without incident, as they headed further west in a journey that started at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara. As they walked down, they continued to block several parts of the East Coast Demerara Public Road to vent their anger at what ...

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Brother of US drug convict arrested allegedly with cocaine, gun, ammo- CANU

Andrew Morgan, whose brother was convicted in the United States for drug trafficking several years ago, was Monday arrested allegedly with 3.27 kilogrammes of cocaine, a gun and ammunition in his possession at his Eccles, East Bank Demerara home, the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) said. The anti-drug agency said the 52-year old man was caught with the illicit substance, twenty-seven ...

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AFC calls for international audit probe into procurement of contracts

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday urged the Guyana g0vernment to hire international auditors to investigate the award of large-scale contracts, in the wake of an American news feature that cast the spotlight on alleged underhand dealings mainly with Chinese investors. The AFC’s call was triggered after news circulated earlier Sunday based on a Vice News report in which ...

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Guyanese accused cocaine trafficker arrested on arrival in Kenya; deported to US

The Guyanese national who was arrested two days ago at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been deported to the United States to face justice on drug-related charges, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation reported on Sunday. According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Christopher Richard Spencer was deported Saturday night to the US via a New York-bound flight. The fugitive ...

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Sex-rejected man sets peacemaker alight- police

A man, who was angered that his girlfriend refused to have sexual intercourse with him, severely burnt a gold miner from whom she sought help, the Guyana Police Force said. Police also said the assailant also burnt the peacemaker’s girlfriend during the fracas at about 3 PM, June 5 at Panty Creek, Puruni Backdam. According to police, the attempted murder ...

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