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Vendor shot, chopped by known men

A vendor of D’urban Backlands Squatting Area, Georgetown was shot and assaulted by two of three men who turned up at his home late last week, police said. The motive for the attack on 31-year-old Quason Leacock was not known, but the man told investigators that one of the men only known as “Tallman’ asked him in an aggressive manner ...

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Man chopped to death after attacking brothers-in-law

A 56-year-old man of Wismar, Linden was Saturday afternoon chopped to death but not before slashing his brothers-in-law several times after they went to rescue their sister and her children from their home. the Guyana Police Force said Sunday. Dead is John Jones of Block 22 Squatting Area, Wismar. Investigators said his body was found lying at the back of ...

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Senior Chronicle newspaper editorial staffer sent on leave amid sexual assault allegations

A senior Guyana Chronicle editorial staff member has been sent on leave as police on Saturday continued their investigation into sexual misconduct allegedly committed on a female member of the editorial department. “The male employee was immediately sent on administrative leave pending the outcome of the police investigation,” the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL), publisher of the Guyana Chronicle newspaper, ...

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Venezuela’s combined opposition prefers ICJ solution to border controversy

Venezuela’s combined opposition, Democratic Unitary Platform, early Saturday reiterated its position that the Venezuela-Guyana border controversy should be settled by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), even as it strenuously objected to the presence of a British warship in the waters of this former British colony. “From the Democratic Unitary Platform, we reiterate that Venezuelans have solid legal documents to ...

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Amid Brazil’s objection to British warship, Guyana reinforces territorial right

Even as Brazil on Friday registered its objection to the British warship, HMS Trent, in Guyana’s waters, a senior government official said his country would determine what it does with its territory. “Only GUYANA will determine what Guyana does in its territorial land, air and sea spaces in accordance with international laws,” Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud said on his Facebook ...

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Cemetery Road contractor faces axe next month

The contractor that is rehabilitating Cemetery Road, Georgetown could be fired next month if he does not complete the more than one-year long works on that north-south thoroughfare, Public Works Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. “The contractor has received a revised deadline of January 2024 to complete this road and I could say here that if January end comes and ...

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Training Instructor charged with assaulting ex partner

A 41-year-old man was Friday arraigned for assaulting his now ex-partner at his Wortmanville, Georgetown home and was granted GY$20,000 bail. Magistrate Dylon Bess also ordered the accused, Charles Kurleigh Louis of 39 Norton Street to return to court on February 2, 2024 for statements. He is charged with assaulting Adel Amanda Persaud at Lot 39 Norton Street, Wortmanville. Mr Louis ...

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CANU, GRA stop almost 50 pounds ‘creepy weed’ from creeping to Suriname

The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) and the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Friday intercepted 48.5 pounds (22 kilogrammes) of ‘creepy weed’ that most likely originated from Colombia from being further smuggled to neighbouring Suriname, the anti-drug agency said Friday. The bust, which included several cases of Corona and Heineken beer that were smuggled from Suriname, was made on December 29 ...

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GDF helicopter’s black box sent to US for analysis – Aviation Minister

The investigator of the deadly Guyana Defence Force (GDF) helicopter crash has taken the ‘black box’ to the United States for analysis as part of the probe into the incident earlier this month, Aviation Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. Speaking at his year-end news conference, he said the black box, properly titled the Flight Data Recorder, of the Bell 412 ...

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British warship coming to Guyana despite Venezuela’s objections

Vice President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said Guyana would not ask the United Kingdom (UK) to abandon the deployment of a warship to waters off this country’s coast, in the wake of Venezuela’s concerns that that is provocative. “No, the President has not asked the British vessel to move away from what was a planned activity and we see as ...

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