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White Castle Fish Shop gutted by fire in suspected arson

-proprietor’s common-law wife held

A fire, suspected to be an act of arson, gutted the White Castle Fish Shop at John and Hadfield Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, early yesterday morning, leaving the proprietor counting millions of dollars in losses, and his common-law wife in custody as the prime suspect.

Soldier guns down partner

Following an argument, Captain Orwain Sandy, the army Chief-of-Staff’s personal assistant, riddled his common-law wife with bullets at Alexander Village, Georgetown yesterday morning and then turned himself over to the police.

Eyewitness contradicts police’s account of seawall killings

-says cops beat suspect before shooting started

The recent police killing of three  robbery suspects along the Kingston seawall, in Georgetown, on March 15th, is being labelled as unlawful after an explosive statement yesterday by a man who says he witnessed ranks beating one of the men and did not see any shootout as has been claimed.

Dozens lose homes in Plaisance mystery fire

Mashramani celebrations ground to halt for several families yesterday afternoon, when approximately 30 persons lost their homes after a fire of unknown origin ripped through three Victoria Road, Plaisance properties, including an apartment building.

Stacy beating the odds

  Stacy Johnson is not one to accept the statistics of life. According to PAHO/WHO, only 25% of children with disabilities have access to education, and only 5% finish primary school.

Industry man succumbs after gang beating

-was placed in lock-up for over a day without treatment, family says

A handyman succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening, just over a day and a half after he was allegedly beaten by a gang of men at Industry, East Coast Demerara and then placed in a police lock-up without medical attention.