Update: Man executed at Albouystown
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Update: Man executed at Albouystown

A man is now dead after a shootout at Barr Street, Albouystown at around 14:45hrs. He has been identified as Collis Collison, 26. Police said Collison was standing on Barr Street when a man approached with a firearm, shot him, and fled the scene. Collison, a clothes vendor, was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital… […]

Trial to commence into Kitty businesswoman’s TIP matter
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Trial to commence into Kitty businesswoman’s TIP matter

The trial for the proprietor of a popular Georgetown liquor bar, Savita Persaud, who was charged with four counts of Trafficking In Persons is set to commence on March 29, 2019, before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Persaud, of Station Street, Kitty, had pleaded not guilty to the charges when they were read to her at… […]

24 escape from Juvenile Holding Centre at Essequibo
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24 escape from Juvenile Holding Centre at Essequibo

Twenty-four juveniles have escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), a holding centre in Essequibo, Region Two. Inews understands that the NOC residents made their good escape on Saturday around 19:30hrs. Seventeen males and seven females escaped, even though the facility was equipped with three security officers. So far, two have been recaptured while another… […]

Caretaker found dead in Castello Housing Scheme
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Caretaker found dead in Castello Housing Scheme

A man was earlier this morning found dead in the yard of the house he was care taking with blood stains in his nostrils and mouth. Dead is 50-year-old Lancelot Gransoult of Lot 22 Castello Housing Scheme, Georgetown. Based on information received, the police were informed that a body was lying with what appeared to… […]

Bangladesh team ‘in shock’ after witnessing NZ mosque attack
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Bangladesh team ‘in shock’ after witnessing NZ mosque attack

Bangladesh’s cricketers are “in shock” after witnessing the fatal mass shooting in a New Zealand mosque on Friday, says opener Tamim Iqbal. Players and coaching staff were 50 yards from the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch when the shooting began.  “The worst part was we were watching all those things happening live, so it was… […]

Soesdyke mechanic charged for allegedly raping girls
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Soesdyke mechanic charged for allegedly raping girls

A Soesdyke East Bank Demerara resident was on Friday remanded to prison after he arraigned with two counts of rape when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. Forty-seven-year old Chandipaul Mohabir stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plea to the indictable charge. Particulars of the charge stated… […]

Tomb broken into at Zeelugt Cemetery
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Tomb broken into at Zeelugt Cemetery

Less than one day after the body of 58-year old Jadgeo Jagdeo of Zeelugt West Coast of Demerara was laid to rest, his coffin was removed from the tomb and several items stolen. The man was buried on Thursday at the Zeelught Cemetery and the discovery was made earlier this morning. The dead man’s son,… […]

49 killed in New Zealand mosque attacks
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49 killed in New Zealand mosque attacks

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the incident as a terrorist attack and one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”. It is the nation’s deadliest attack. A gunman identifying himself as an Australian live-streamed the rampage at Al… […]