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11 murders in 15 days – Information Room Guyana

By Kurt Campbell

On August 01, 2022, the Guyana Police Pressure reported two murders; a 33-year-old mason of Broad Road, Charlestown, Rodwell Phillips was discovered chopped to demise on the La Penitence Public Street in Georgetown whereas in Berbice, a businessman Vickram Seubarran was discovered useless on the kitchen ground of his East Canje residence with a knife in his again.

Each males have been killed someday after midnight on July 31. The 2 deaths marked the primary reported murders for the month of August.

Since then, 9 different individuals have been killed – whether or not it was a deadly stab inflicted by an ex-lover or buddy, strangled by a co-worker, or shot within the warmth of rage – leading to a complete of 11 reported murders in 15 days. Virtually, if not all of the murders, have been interpersonal, ensuing from estranged relationships or heated exchanges between individuals identified to one another.

These numbers may have been larger however some individuals survived the makes an attempt to finish their life, together with the three males who have been shot by masked males on August 09 alongside the Melanie Public Street, East Coast Demerara.

Spent shells have been recovered on the scene following the capturing at Melanie, ECD.

Considered one of them sustained 5 gunshot wounds whereas one other was shot 3 times; the third man escaped unharmed.

Along with these studies, two decomposing our bodies have been discovered on August 11 – one floating within the Demerara River and one other in a trench at Montrose, East Coast Demerara.

It stays unclear whether or not police have recognized the our bodies or the reason for their demise.

As well as, the each day headlines weren’t spared of the occasional deadly accidents which adopted the demise of Rose Corridor City trainer, Sydney Cort who died on the night time of July 31 after shedding management of his car alongside the Albion/Chesney Public Street.

Since then, three porters died when the truck they have been in toppled alongside the Linden/Soesdyke Freeway on August 04. They’re Michael Edwards, Wilfred Phillips, and Alicious Squad.

On August 08, Venezuelan nationwide 35-year-old Francisco Simosa died alongside the Sarah Johanna Public Street alongside the East Financial institution of Demerara after being run over by a truck.

On August 14 and 15, 35-year-old Natoya Narine died in an accident alongside the Linden/Soesdyke Freeway after shedding management of the car she was driving, whereas 53-year-old pedestrian Prashalad Sawh was struck by a motorbike after which a automotive on the Lusignan Public Street, East Coast Demerara.

The frequency and gruesomeness of those incidents haven’t gone unnoticed as newly reported incidents have been met with feedback like “what’s happening in Guyana?”

Feedback made by individuals on Fb following the homicide of Owen Younger


After eradicating Phillips’ physique from the La Penitence Public Street on August 01, the subsequent day the police issued a needed bulletin for Alex Nedd in reference to the crime.

Nedd subsequently surrendered and was later charged and remanded for homicide.

A 21-year-old mason recognized as Dave Singh referred to as ‘Boy’ was additionally arrested for the homicide of Seubarran and initially charged with manslaughter and granted bail within the sum of $750, 000. That cost was later upgraded to homicide and the bail was reversed.

On August 04, an 18-year-old labourer recognized as Jude Christino was stabbed to demise throughout a heated argument at Kumaka Water Entrance, North West District. An eyewitness mentioned he was chased by two males, crushed, and stabbed to demise.

Police executed arrests and on August 08, a 16-year-old and 22-year-old Wayne Da Silva referred to as ‘Monkey Man’ was charged and remanded for that homicide.

Angraj Kumar Indrapaul, a 59-year-old watchman on the Rose Corridor Property was discovered floating in a canal on August 05. Initially, his demise was being investigated as drowning however when an post-mortem confirmed he was strangled, his co-worker, who can be a pandit, confessed that he murdered him.

The pandit, Tharun Balgobin, was charged and remanded to jail for the homicide on August 12.

The physique of a Hogg Island farmer, Romeo Persaud, was discovered on August 07 floating within the Essequibo River, two days after he went lacking. The physique was anchored by his boat engine, his palms and ft have been tied and his mouth taped with a black plastic bag masking his face.

Homicide is suspected by the police and as of August 15, there aren’t any leads and nobody was arrested.

On August 08, 25-year-old Cindy Ramchandar was stabbed to demise by her ex-husband Suraj Ganpat at No. 47 Village, East Berbice, Corentyne. After hiding for 3 days, the person turned himself over to the police and was charged and remanded on August 15.

On the night time of August 08, in Sophia Georgetown, 22-year-old Vanessa Anderson was stabbed to demise by her neigbhours throughout an argument. The 2 sisters walked to the police station after commtting the act and handed the homicide weapon to the police.

Jamacy Jason, 21, and Tiffine Greaves, 29, have been charged and remanded for Anderson’s homicide on August 11.

On the night time of August 11, nonetheless, one other man was stabbed to demise; Kareem Kayum was stabbed by the 21-year-old College of Guyana scholar – Afzal Deendial – who was subsequently charged and remanded on August 16.

These are a number of the perpetrators of the murders dedicated between August 01 and August 15, 2022: In collage are: Alex Nedd, Dave Singh, Tharun Balgobin, Suraj Ganpat, Jamacy Jason, Tiffine Greaves, Afzal Deendial, Linden Fordyce

Police issued a needed bulletin for 26-year-old Linden Fordyce from Area 10 on August 15 who’s believed to have shot and killed a Venezuelan nationwide, Rosmari Revolledo Torress at Mowaise Touchdown on August 12. The police didn’t launch an official assertion on this homicide.

On August 13, nonetheless, the police reported {that a} younger man, simply 20 years outdated, misplaced his life after being stabbed throughout an argument at Perseverance, East Financial institution Demerara. The 2 suspects answerable for the homicide of Owen Younger turned themselves over to the police and are anticipated to be charged later this week.

To sum up the 11 murders between August 01 and August 15, 18-year-old Donald Gibson was stabbed throughout a road brawl at Parika, East Financial institution Demerara by a 24-year-old male suspect who’s in police custody and is anticipated to be charged later this week.

In mid-July, Police Commissioner (ag) Clifton Hicken reported that statistics present a 15 per cent lower in severe crimes which embrace homicide, armed theft and rape.

Between January and September final 12 months, 89 individuals have been murdered when in comparison with 111 in 2020.

The Police Pressure has not launched any year-to-date statistics for 2022 on severe crimes nor have they offered any comparative evaluation to 2021.


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