In the wake of a spate of carjackings in recent weeks, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is planning a massive countrywide operation in an effort to dismantle what appears to be a “ring”.
One hundred and twenty inmates housed at the Mazaruni Prison (Cuyuni/ Mazaruni) were yesterday morning recognized after successfully completing a three-month training course in various programmes aimed at preparing them for the world of work.
The father of Rainella Benfield, the girl found murdered in a cemetery, is convinced that she was a victim of an armed robbery who was more than likely killed after resisting her attacker/s.
For the year so far, there have been six execution-style murders, five of which remain unsolved.
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.
Two elderly women were found dead, bound and gagged in their beds, at their South Road and Albert Street house yesterday morning, following a suspected robbery.
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.
A one-year-old child died early yesterday morning after she was thrown out of a window and then buried in a swampy North Sophia yard, all reportedly at the hands of an uncle.
A 12-year-old girl is now dead, while her brother narrowly escaped a similar fate yesterday after their aunt’s La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast Demerara house, which they were under, collapsed on them.
The mother of Winston Hinds, the murder accused who was shot dead at the Timehri Prison during a reported escape attempt just over a week ago, is calling for a full investigation of the circumstances surrounding his death as she maintains that there is evidence that he was unlawfully killed.
Investigators suspect that Chinese businessman Liyan Jiang, who was found bound and gagged in his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo home on Thursday night, was killed during a robbery.
Residents of Cameron Dam, Canal Number One said that murder accused Desmond James was hiding in an unfinished wooden shack along the dam since Friday after he was taken into the area allegedly by a female resident.
Taxi driver Matthew Shivtahal, who says he was abducted by four of the men who broke out of the Camp Street jail on Sunday, yesterday credited his one-year-old son as the reason why the men spared his life.
A gunman was fatally shot, while two of his accomplices were captured yesterday morning after their brazen attempt to rob the Republic Bank branch on Water Street, Georgetown, turned into a hair-raising shootout with guards and the police.
Armed bandits, posing as customers, yesterday robbed the popular ‘White Shop’ grocery store at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, from where they stole some $400,000 in cash, jewellery, and other items, before shooting one of the proprietor’s sons as they fled.
Before taking her final breath, an Amelia’s Ward mother of five yesterday wrote in sand that it was her husband who had fatally stabbed her and he was later held by police, who shot him when they cornered him in a wooded area.
Detective Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Novar Caesar, who believes that he has been living his dream for the past 25 years since he joined the Guyana Police Force, was recently awarded as first runner-up Caribbean Crime Fighter of the year.
The Ministry of Education Schools Welfare Department has since intervened in the incident which resulted in the death of ten-year-old Roseann Akeila Harris and her mother is calling for an explanation on why a doctor was unable to determine her child’s injury despite conducting several examinations and a blood test.
More than a dozen people lost their homes after a fire, suspected to have been deliberately set, ripped through three buildings, including a beer garden, located at Sandy Babb and Railway streets, Kitty, Georgetown early yesterday morning.
A Chinese business was counting its losses yesterday morning after a fire destroyed sections of a building on Robb Street, Georgetown, which housed a variety store, while the occupants of neighbouring properties were breathing a sigh of relief after quick action by firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading.
One day after four men were charged with the murder of carpenter, Faiyaz Narinedatt, the Guyana Police Force yesterday issued a wanted bulletin for US based-Guyanese, Marcus Brian Bisram, who is said to be the mastermind and is wanted for questioning in connection with the crime.
A So Ruimveldt man was shot dead yesterday morning after he and an uncle broke into an Albouystown house to confront another man over a bicycle.
A fire, suspected to be electrical in origin, destroyed a Triumph, East Coast Demerara house yesterday morning, leaving a police officer and his family counting millions of dollars in losses.
A young man was shot dead early yesterday morning while his friend was injured after an argument ended in gunfire in front of the Rio Inn Nightclub in Queenstown.
An infant and his seven-year-old sister were killed during the wee hours of yesterday morning after their father lost control of the car transporting them and crashed into two parked vehicles along the Blankenburg Public Road, West Coast Demerara.