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Guyana immigrant sentenced for dealing drugs in Pennsylvania

(CITIZENS VOICE).-An illegal immigrant from Guyana will spend more than eight years in federal prison for dealing drugs in Wilkes-Barre, a city in Pennsylvania, United States in 2011. U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Augustine DeCruz, 59, to eight years and eight months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorneys Office said Thursday. DeCruz, a native and citizen of Guyana, ...

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Metro Office accountant accused of stealing millions

An accountant of Metro Office Supplies was Thursday arraigned and placed on GUY$250,000 bail on a charge of stealing more than GUY$10 million from his employer. 56-year old Rabindranaugh Seenarine was not required to plea to the charge of stealing GUY$10,758,094. He appeared before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry. Attorney-at-Law, Yogenand Persaud said his client has been an accountant for 25 ...

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Gun men rob city store

Bandits struck the Regent Street branch of Golyn and Sons household store, snatching an undisclosed sum of cash from the cashier. She was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained when the bandits pushed her down. The incident occurred about 10 AM at the branch located on Regent Street between Albert and Oronoque Streets. The three men, armed with guns, ...

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Deadly Coverden collision: Truck driver pleads not guilty

A truck driver on Thursday pleaded not guilty to causing the death of four persons when he collided with a Mahdia-bound minibus on the Coverden Public Road, East Bank Demerara. 20-year old Rupesh Bhagwandin of Lot 12 Hope, East Bank Demerara has to return to court on November 15 by which time the prosecution is expected to submit statements. Chief ...

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Updated: Man shot during armed robbery

A man was shot to his abdomen during a robbery in south Georgetown early Thursday morning, police said. Injured is 23-year old Christopher Wayne. Police said that about 3:50 AM, Wayne of Callender Street, Albouystown, was about to enter his premises when he was confronted by two men on bicycles. Police said the men took away his cell phone, silver ...

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Arsonist commits suicide; partner burnt, house damaged

An arsonist is believed to have committed suicide after a house was severely damaged and his common law wife was badly burnt. Police said the body of Patrick Seepaul was found about 6 PM at Zorg, Essequibo Coast. “He is believed to have consumed poison,” investigators said. The body was taken to the Suddie Hospital mortuary for an autopsy. Seepaul ...

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Alcohol-related domestic violence leaves woman dead

A drunken couple’s common-law union has finally come to a brutal end after years of spousal abuse by the man. A 40-year old man known as Reeaz allegedly badly beat 45-year old Maharani Parmanand to death at their Grass Field, Lusignan home. Police said her body was found with “blood oozing from her nostrils.” The mother of three girls- 28, ...

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Anti-money laundering select committee report returning to House; APNU noncommittal on support

The fate of amendments to the Anti Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation now hangs in the balance as A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Wednesday was noncommittal on whether it would vote in favour of the changes. APNU’s Chief Whip, Amna Ally said her 26-member opposition coalition had no part to play in crafting the ...

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APNU rejects private sector’s concerns about anti-Marriott comments

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has accused A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) of scaring away investors from major multimillion dollar projects but that opposition coalition on Wednesday refused to recant its position that the Marriott Hotel project is a bad investment. PSC Chairman, Ronald Webster on October 17 wrote Opposition Leader, David Granger expressing its “profound dissatisfaction” about APNU ...

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APA protests land titling project; claim govt pressuring Toshaos

A group of Amerindians under the banner of the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) on Wednesday protested against the signing earlier this week of the US$10.7 million land titling project, warning that it would yield conflict with occupants of traditional lands. APA spokeswoman, Laura George said the project was signed on Monday without the knowledge of communities and the absence of ...

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