Crime

4 years in jail for taxi driver caught trafficking marijuana

A Taxi Driver who was recently caught with five pounds of Marijuana, was yesterday sentenced to 4 years in Prison after he appeared in Court and enter a guilty plea to the charge. 40-year-old Raymond Roberts from Kuru Kururu, East Bank Demerara (EBD) made his first appearance before a Magistrate yesterday and pleaded guilty to […]

More cellphones and improvised weapons found at Camp St. jail

Still reeling from the prison break that left a prison officer dead and most of the Camp Street jail gutted, and another prison break just after at Lusignan, the Guyana Prison Service has found itself launching another investigation into the presence of illegal items at the at the only building left standing in the Camp […]

Assassination plot allegations did not amount to treason -Police Legal Adviser

-by Kurt Campbell- Police Legal Adviser, retired Justice Claudette Singh has taken responsibility for the charge of incitement to commit murder, instead of treason, being pursued by the police into allegations of a plot to assassinate President David Granger. Justice Singh took the stand at the ongoing Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday and recalled that when the […]

Police in Linden investigating alleged rape of 12-year-old girl by taxi driver

Police investigators in the Linden area are probing allegations of rape committed on a 12-year-old female. Commander of ‘E’ Division, Superintendent Fazil Karimbaksh, confirmed the reports of the incident being investigated. It allegedly took place on Sunday night, but no suspect has been arrested. The Commander related that based on the allegations, four females, included […]

State appeals return of $9 Million to Dataram’s brother; Attorney claims money already returned and spent

Moments before the brother of cocaine trafficking convict, Barry Dataram, thought that he would have had the case of  money laundering dropped against him, his hopes were dashed.  The Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions, Dionne McCalmont, informed the Court on Monday that the State was moving to appeal a ruling by the Chief Justice that […]

Peacemaker stabbed to death at Berbice BBQ event

 The Guyana Police Force has announced that an investigation is underway into the death of 50-year-old, Sylvan Stoll of  of Plot ‘B’, Herstelling, EBD. The man was stabbed to death early this morning at No. 42 Village, WCB, allegedly by a 32-year-old, labourer, of Onderneeming, WBD. Investigations have so far revealed that the victim and the […]

Miner beaten to death during drunken brawl in Potaro

Police investigators in the Potaro area are probing the murder of a gold miner, who is suspected to have been beaten to death by a fellow miner. The dead man has been identified as Mohabir Gangadeen of the Timehri area. The murder took place on Saturday in the Potaro Backdam. Police reports stated that Gangadeen […]

Grove youth charged for theft of GTT Fibre Optic Cable

Just weeks after GTT’s Chief Executive Officer, Justin Nedd, pleaded for the public’s help in tackling vandalism of the company’s fibre optic cable, a young man from Grove, East Bank Demerara was arrested and charged today for stealing fibre optic cables that belong to GTT. 22-year-old Ricky Singh appeared before a City Magistrate and denied the […]

Chinese restaurant owner found murdered in Tuschen home

A popular Chinese restaurant owner was found murdered in his home at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo, on Thursday night. The body of 44-year old Liyan Jiang was found by the man’s friend, journalist Neil Marks, who was accompanied by ranks from the Guyana Police Force (GPF). In a Facebook post, Marks said he was contacted […]