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Venezuelan armed gang opens fire on Guyanese police, soldiers

Members of a Venezuelan sindicato gang opened fire on a joint patrol of Guyanese police and soldiers on the Cuyuni River, the Guyana Defence Force said. The army said no one was injured during the incident that occurred on the bordering river on Wednesday, September 23. “None of the ranks received injuries and they returned fire,” the GDF said. The ...

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43 soldiers, police at Eteringbang did not vote last week

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has confirmed that 43 members of the Joint Services located at Eteringbang near the Guyana-Venezuela border were unable to vote last week Friday along with other members of the joint services. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward says 35 members of the police force and eight Guyana Defence Force soldiers did not vote with their colleagues, ahead ...

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Disciplined services early voting today

Early voting on Friday in Guyana’s general elections is underway by members of the disciplined services ahead of the nationally-scheduled date for polling because they will be required to maintain law and order while civilians vote on March 2 and the country awaits the results which can take as many as five days. The Guyana Elections Commission says 10,226 personnel ...

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Police, residents standoff at Aroaima over removal of river blockade

Following nearly two weeks of industrial action by Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) workers, police and residents, at Aroaima, are now in a standoff over efforts by lawmen to remove the blockade of the Upper Berbice River, police said. Police on Wednesday swooped down on the area and removed ropes and drums that angry workers and ...

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Roger Khan lands in Guyana

Convicted Guyanese drug lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan was Friday night deported to Guyana. One of his Attorneys-at-law, who was at the airport, said he was “cautiously optimistic” that Khan, 47, would not be charged with any offence locally because legal advice indicates that there is nothing on which to hold him. He was escorted from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport ...

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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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26-Y-O stabbed to death outside White Castle Fish Shop

Investigations are being conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of 26-year-old Gordon Ross, who was found on John Street, Georgetown. Police say Ross was found with stab wounds about his body about 01:40 hrs on Saturday. Reports reaching Demerara Waves indicate that Ross was involved in a scuffle with another man outside of White Castle Fish Shop when he ...

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Man killed during ‘friendly fight’ with friend

Police are investigating the death of two men on Guyana’s coast after they were killed in separate incidents on in the last 24 hours. According to Police, at about 15:00 hrs on Friday 39-year-old  Nafasie Edghill, of Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was at Mon Repos, ECD, when he became involved in a playful scuffle with a friend. Police said the ...

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Prisoners set fire to Golden Grove Police Station

Police say that prisoners being held at the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara Police Station managed to set fire to the station lockups after being denied cigarettes. According to a statement from the police at about 06:30 hrs on Thursday prisoners in the lockups were taken out of their cells by the police to shower themselves. At the conclusion of ...

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Age of criminal responsibility to be raised, wandering decriminalized – Ramjattan

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says that the new Juvenile Justice Bill would be seeking to implement a myriad of changes for juvenile justice while decriminalizing wandering. Ramjattan made the statement while delivering the feature address at the first of three consultations on the draft Bill that is expected to be taken before the house in the ...

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