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Editorial: Guyanese Need to Stop Glorifying Criminal Acts

By now, almost everyone might have heard the story that allegedly played out last evening at Marriot Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. For those of you who haven’t, let me recap. A young man took a young lady out to dinner. He ordered, and they both ate, food and wine totaling a cost of about $56,000 GYD. At some point, the young man called a taxi and ditched the young woman. However, he sent the taxi driver back to uplift a second round of take-away order. The taxi driver was asked about the bill. When he said he didn’t know about it, he was held responsible and obligated to pay. By that time, the young man probably fled the scene with another taxi or on foot.

Men Busted After Giving False Information to Police

Both men were interviewed by ranks of the Grove Police station and CID during which it was suspected their report was false in nature. As a result, a search was carried out on their respective haversacks and during so, the aforementioned items which they claimed they were robbed of were found therein.
They were both told of the offence committed, cautioned, arrested and placed into custody, and items lodged.

Suspects in Multi-Million Dollar Robbery Placed on Bail

On the 21st of October, 2022, Kasho Hardeo, a 20-year-old barber/construction worker of 223 Track ‘A’ Coldingen, East Coast Demerara, and Hansraj Madhu, a 46-year-old construction worker of 236 Track A Coldingen, were arrested by police and charged on the 25th of Octobr, 2022 for the offence of Break and Enter and Larceny committed on the dwelling house of Yaynauth Ramkissoon, a 34-year-old businessman of Coglan Dam, West Bank Demerara, which occurred on 20th of October, 2022.

Corentyne Teacher Allegedly Assaulted by Bully

A teacher attached to the Skeldon High School in Region 6 alleges that he was assaulted by one Mr. Linden Murray after he disputed scores during the sporting event. The teacher further alleges that police officers were grossly inefficient in deterring the physical attack. If this is true, we must ask: what are police officers being paid for. Can we allow our country to spiral down such a troubling path?

Gay Student of St. John’s College Decries Bullying and Victimization

A gay student of St. John’s College in Georgetown, Guyana, has taken to social media to raise awareness of the victimization and bullying he suffers on a daily basis which he believes to be triggered because of his sexual orientation. The teenager made a Facebook post today, 10th of September, 2022, detailing his ongoing ordeal, and showing a video of one example. In the video, a fellow student walks up to him and asks him in colloquial expression “what’s wrong with him,” before forcefully dealing a blow to his head.

Local Tabloid Launches Attack on Popular Social Media Personality

A recently launched Facebook News Agency by the name of “Guyana Newz,” which has all the stripes of a tabloid, has launched a scandalous attack on social media personality and philanthropist, Kelvin Fortune, popularly called “Selfie Boss.” The obscure publication stated that Mr. Fortune drugged and raped a 20-year-old man who later committed suicide due to post traumatic stress disorder.

Police Bust Car Smuggling Ring

Police ranks investigating a robbery under arms committed on a 48-year-old Roxanne Burnham Gardens man of his motorcar, (a Toyota Allion HD 514) and several other articles, which occurred at Dookie Sand Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara on 2022-08-23, have recovered the said motorcar along with several other stolen vehicles and a 9MM pistol.

Mohamed Believes He is Being Framed by Competitor

Famed Georgetown businessman and philanthropist, Azzrudin Mohamed, has issued a statement today, 17th of August, 2022, asserting that he and his family are being framed by a business competitor. This theory is plausible since it is a known fact that many Guyanese businesspeople are so narrow-minded that they would try to shut down their competition instead of improving their business and offer a better service.

Bascom Says “No Apology” to Mohamed

Senior Detective, Dion Bascom, who made a scathing commentary implicating Mohamed’s Enterprise and the Guyana Police Force in the shooting death of Ricardo Fagundes, has said through his lawyer, Nigel Hughes, that he is holding his ground and will not offer any apology to Mohamed’s Enterprise or well known businessman and philanthropist, Azzrudin Mohamed.