Crime

GDF rank charged and remanded to prison over bread vendor’s murder

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier was today remanded to Prison for the robbery and murder of Sophia bread vendor, Andrew Alexander. 20-year-old, Shaquille Grant, a Resident of Section ‘B’ Greater Georgetown, appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court and was not required to enter a plea to the indictable murder charge. The Court heard that […]

La Penitence men charged over gunfight and chopping incident

Two La Penitence residents who sent their neighbourhood into fear last Monday as shots rang out in the area, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to two separate charges. One of the men was remanded to prison for discharging a loaded firearm, while the other was placed on $60,000 bail from chopping the […]

CANU seeking whereabouts of local biker and others for $550 Million cocaine in timber bust; Race car driver and others in custody

Guyana’s lead drug enforcement agency, the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit, is seeking the whereabouts of popular local super bike racer, Stephen Vieira, saw mill owner, Naraine Lall and West Coast Demerara businessman, Tazim Gafoor. The three are being sought by the agency for questioning in connection with Friday night’s 186 pound cocaine find in local […]

Guyanese warned to guard against global cyber attack

The Guyana National Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (GNCIRT) confirms that a global ransomware attack is currently in progress.  The self-spreading ransomware, known as ‘Wanna Cry’ or ‘Wanna Decryptor’, exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Windows operating system.  It is believed that this ransomware is spread through phishing emails, malicious adverts on websites, and questionable apps and […]

Linden man arrested after unlicensed gun found at house; Georgetown men escape after dumping gun

The Guyana Police Force is reporting the discovery of unlicensed firearms, ammunition and cannabis in the town of Linden and have arrested two residents during three separate searches over the last 24 hours. One of the men was arrested with a quantity of ammunition and an unlicensed firearm, at his home early Wednesday morning. The police did […]

Teen remanded over one pound marijuana find

Eighteen year old, Parfait Harmonie resident, Mark Gravesande, was remanded to prison this morning after he was charged with being in possession of over one pound of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The youth appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, to answer to the charge of the possession of the illegal […]