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GDF Corporal arrested for alleged sex crime with 14-year old

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lance corporal has been arrested for allegedly engaging in “sexual activity” with a 14-year old girl for more than  one year now, police said. Police said he committed the act between September 14, 2020 and September 15, 2021 at a location in Region One, Barima-Waini. “A preliminary investigation into this matter revealed that the victim ...

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Woman drops rape charge against man

A now 19-year old woman has dropped a rape charge against a 26-year old man, who had allegedly committed the act when she was 15 years old, police said. She told the court that she does not want to lead evidence against him. The Guyana Police Force says the case was discharged against the man on Monday. The man had ...

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Man pleads guilty to breaking into mosque

A 45-year old man has pleaded guilty to breaking into the La Bonne Intention Masjid. Police say Rafeek Ally will be sentenced on September 15. He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate A. George, where the charge was read to him and he pleaded guilty. Ally was arrested on September 9 by the police for breaking and entering ...

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Man charged with robbing Buxtonian men at Ital Shop, Annandale

A man has been charged with six counts of robbing five men who reside at Buxton, East Coast Demerara. The men were robbed while playing dominoes at the Ital Shop, Annandale, East Coast Demerara. Police say 23-year old Calvin Cumberbatch pleaded not guilty to six counts of robbery under arms. He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court and was  remanded ...

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Miner stabbed to death shortly after returning to coast to register newborn baby

A 36-year old gold miner was  Thursday night stabbed to death during an attempted robbery at Kaneville, East Bank Demerara, hours after he had returned with his wife from  Cuyuni to register their newborn-baby, police said. “It appears that the deceased was returning home when the suspect(s) attempted to rob him and stabbed him in the process,” police said. Police ...

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Six gunmen rob five Buxtonians at Ital Shop, Annandale

Five residents of Buxton were late Tuesday night robbed of cash, jewellery, cellular phones by six gunmen and an unarmed woman at Ital Shop, Annandale, East Coast Demerara, police said. Investigators were told that at about 10:20 PM the the victims were at the said Ital food shop watching television while playing a game of cards. “The victims were then approached ...

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15-year old, adult arrested for robbery near Demerara Harbour Bridge; two others wanted

A 15-year old boy and a 23-year old man, who allegedly robbed several persons near the Demerara Harbour Bridge earlier Wednesday morning, were arrested in Costello Housing Scheme and Albouystown with cash and other items suspected to have been been stolen, police said. A motorcycle believed to have been used in committing the robbery was detained by police. Police said ...

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GRA enforcement agents injured in shootout with smugglers

Two enforcement agents of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) were Thursday night shot and injured during a shootout with smugglers in the Mahaica Creek. Commissioner General of the GRA, Godfrey Statia says they the two did not sustain life-threatening injuries. He says the smugglers are known and the GRA will be going after them. Mr. Statia says the suspected smugglers ...

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CANU in 140 pound ganja haul

A 44-year old man was Thursday arrested for allegedly being in possession of a large quantity of marijuana at a house in Lodge, Georgetown.  Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit, James Singh says the local and foreign marijuana was seized during raids. Initial estimates are that the marijuana weighed about 140 pounds.  He says anti-drug agents found the marijuana during ...

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