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Man on charge of allegedly killing AFC economist

A man who allegedly struck down and killed Alliance For Change (AFC) Economist Nolan Boodhoo was Monday slapped with a charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

Boodhoo was also the owner of Horizon Book Store.

37-year old Otis Jamieson of 290 Thomas Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

After hearing grounds for objecting to bail, the magistrate refused the man his pre-trial liberty and ordered that he return to court on November 26.

Bail was refused although Jamieson’s lawyer, Pete Hugh, said his client was willing to lodge his passport.

The prosecution alleged that on November 8 on the JB Singh Road (a section formerly Vlissengen Road), Jamieson drove in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of Boodhoo.

The prosecution’s case is that around 4:50 AM, Jamieson was driving PGG 4671 at a very fast rate of speed when the front of the vehicle collided with two pedestrians who were walking on the western side of the road. Boodhoo was dragged 130 feet while his companion, Bibi Baksh, was pitched some distance away.

The unconscious pedestrians were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where Boodhoo was pronounced dead on arrival and Baksh was admitted in a critical condition.