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Former GDF Chief of Staff Best was intoxicated during deadly road accident -police

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of a road accident that resulted in the death of national cyclist, Jude Bentley, early Saturday morning. Traffic Chief Linden Isles said Best underwent two breathalyser tests – once at the accident scene and again at ...

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National cyclist Jude Bentley dies in accident with vehicle driven by former GDF Chief of Staff Gary Best

Well-known Guyanese cyclist, Jude Bentley, was early Saturday morning killed on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn. Witnesses at the scene say the vehicle, driven by former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, struck down Bentley. Divisional Police Commander Edgar Thomas confirmed that Best was driving the ...

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Labourer attacked man with bottle stabbed to death -police

A labourer of Soesdyke Public Road, Linden, was early Saturday morning stabbed to death by a man he attacked with a broken bottle. The dead man has been identified as 44-year-old Winford Jacob of Bonking Sand Road, Soesdyke, as well as Blueberry Hill, Linden. Investigators say they were informed that at about 2:30 Sunday morning, the suspected killer and his ...

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One dead, another seriously injured in boat accident

An early morning speedboat accident in the Pomeroon River has left a 25-year-old miner dead and another injured. Police identified the dead passenger as Renny France. The captain of the 40-horsepower vessel, 27-year-old Dennon Lyte is hospitalised due to severe injuries. Police said the men were heading home between midnight and 1 a.m. Tuesday morning when their boat hit a ...

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Shop owner killed over alleged thieving monkey

Guyanese police say they are investigating the murder of a shopkeeper, identified as 54-year-old Sharon Burnette of 47 Graham Street, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara. The suspected killer has since been arrested. Police said the incident occurred Monday morning at 12:30 allegedly by a 57-year-old male neighbour who has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigation. Investigations revealed that ...

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Rice farmer killed after complaining about goats

A rice farmer is now dead after he told two villagers that goats were damaging his rice cultivation. Dead is 36-year-old Chanderpaul ‘Jack’ Dhoman of Lot 28 Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. He was killed by one of the men some time between Old Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at First Street, Johanna North, Black Bush Polder, ...

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Jealous ex-partner kills man at woman’s house

A woman’s “enraged” ex-partner stabbed to death her male friend with whom she was playing cards at her home Monday night, police said. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Kyle Chase of Lot 234 McAllen Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. Police said the alleged killer is a 24-year-old man of James and Victoria Streets, Albouystown. He suffered a wound to ...

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BREAKING: Occupant collapses, dies as fire engulfs house on Princes Street, Wortmanville

A tenant collapsed and subsequently died as he saw fire destroying the house in which he lived on Princes Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. Dead is Garvin Northe. He is reportedly a driver at the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs. Eyewitnesses said Northe was returning home when he saw the house on fire. He collapsed and later died while receiving medical attention at ...

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