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Magistrates’ Court tout shot dead during home invasion

A 53-year old man, who was a tout outside the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, was early Saturday morning shot dead during a home invasion and robbery, relatives said. He has been identified as Darrell Breedy. Relatives said he was shot to his abdomen when he resisted armed bandits inside his home at 2037 Hummingbird Street, Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The ...

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Duo admit to killing elderly women in their home

Two men, Imran Khan and Stephen Andrews admitted to killing 89-year-old Constance Fraser and 77-year-old Phyllis Caesar former residents of South Road, when they appeared before Justice Sandel Kissoon on Tuesday in the High Court. They pleaded guilty to the lesser count of manslaughter. A third man, Phillip Sufferein, did not confess to the crime and he will face trial ...

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7 arrested; gun, ammo, silencer seized

Police say they have arrested seven men and hauled in a high-powered gun, a silencer and several rounds of ammunition from a business place opposite Merriman’s Mall in the vicinity of Bourda Market. Officially, police did not name the location but News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News was told that the entity operates a security company and a ...

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Minister Keith Scott’s bodyguard shot

Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott’s bodyguard was early Monday morning shot and injured, police said. A senior police officer said Mr. Michael Williams was shot once to his hip and buttock. He underwent surgery and was in stable condition, police added. Williams was reportedly shot by one of two men who jumped off a motorcycle and demanded that ...

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Woman, toddler hit down near Stabroek Market

A woman and a toddler were knocked down while crossing Brickdam, Georgetown, near Demico, eyewitnesses said. A speeding car, driven by a woman, fled the scene after an angry crowd converged, persons at the scene said. The pedestrian, believed to be in her 20s, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital. She was surrounded by emergency responders of the Guyana ...

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Rodney COI report handed over to Speaker

Attorney General Basil Williams accompanied by Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday morning presented the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Barton Scotland with a copy of the Report of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry which would be laid in the House for debate. This is after the report was presented to the Government in February after close ...

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“I was not lobbied” – Pres Granger as Ogle Airport renamed

Despite avid criticisms from the majority of the stakeholder at the Ogle International Airport and from the Private Sector Commission, President David Granger on Monday renamed the Airport the Eugene F Correia International Airport. The move which has been in the making since 2015, has not found favor with approximately 9 of the operators at the Airport, who have raised ...

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Benschop protests as CoI wraps up

Even as the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison Riot concluded on Monday, political activist Mark Benschop was outside protesting the COI, saying that it was nothing more than a farce and waste of taxpayers monies. Benschop’s complaints comes after he was scheduled to testify at the COI but refused after learning that his testimony would only be ...

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No headless body after Camp Street riot – Medical Examiner

State pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh has testified that none of the 17 bodies recovered after the Camp Street Prison Riots which killed 17 inmates were headless. Dr Singh made the statement while testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street Prison disturbances on May 3. He told the panel that his examination of the remains showed that the ...

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What crime? Police Force says crime down by 19%

With persistent complaints from the Guyanese public over the current crime situation, the Guyana Police Force is reporting a 19% decrease in the crime rate. Police in a release confirmed that it has recorded a 19% decrease in serious crimes at the end of April this year relative to the same period last year. In the release, Police say there ...

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