Crime

Two granted $200,000 bail each over attempt to bribe policeman

Two Sophia residents were today placed on $200,000 bail each at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after they were both charged with attempting to bribe a policeman. The two men, Kamendra Raghubeer and Anil Persaud, both appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and entered not guilty pleas. The court heard that on May 9th, at the […]

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 […]

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