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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mother of deceased Babita Sarjou takes witness stand in Court

Champa Seonaraine, mother of deceased Babita Sarjou, today came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the murder preliminary inquiry. Sarjou, whose remains were found in a shallow grave behind the home she shared briefly with her husband Anand Narine, disappeared in Novemeber 2010 at 28 years old. Sarjou reportedly left her mother’s home early Novemeber 2010 to attend a motorcade ...

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Granger to send Jagdeo reasons for deeming GECOM Chairman nominees unacceptable

President David Granger is Wednesday expected to dispatch his reasons to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for deeming his list of nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman “unacceptable.” “He will get the letter today. As I said it is essentially a constitutional matter. The matter is dealt with clearly in the constitution. I myself did not feel ...

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More evidence, including video of bones dug up, lodged in Babita Sarjou case

Two witnesses in the Babita Sarjou case appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today. Corporal Germain Laundry, and Lance Corporal Earle Allen took the witness stand. The murder preliminary inquiry opened with lawyers for accused, Sharnandand Narine and Darrel Ponton visibly absent from the court. Chief Magistrate McLennan inquired from the defendants the noticeable absence of their lawyers, to which ...

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Indigenous farmer remanded for illegal shotgun, ammo possession

Orville Roberts, an indigenous farmer from Aishalton, was today remanded to prison for the January 14 possession of a 16 guage shotgun, and one 12 guage cartridge without having a firearm license. Roberts, 45 years old, plead not guilty to both charges before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The police prosecutor said the case file is incomplete pending a ballistics test. ...

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Govt sticks with Brickdam/ D’urban Park as Mash float parade route

The Guyana government on Tuesday insisted that it would be sticking with the Stabroek via Brickdam to D’urban Park route for the Mashramani costume and float parade, citing it’s historical significance and safety concerns. Following a decision taken in 2016 as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration, the Education Ministry through its Department of Culture has opted to stick to ...

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Several parking meters will obstruct disabled persons

The National Commission on Disability (NCD) on Tuesday expressed concern about the erection of several parking meters virtually in the middle of pavements, saying that they would pose problems for blind and wheelchair bound persons. “Our concern from the Commission’s point of view is that it is discriminating against persons with disabilities in particular the blind because of the fact that ...

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison, fined $4M for cocaine possession

Haslin O’Neil Thom, 46 years  of Ruimveldt, this morning plead guilty before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 1.5kg of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on January 14. Thom, a construction worker and first time offender, plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 3 years and must pay a fine ...

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Witness testimonies continue in Westford $$$ fraud trial

City magistrate Judy Latchman has instructed former public service minister Jennifer Westford; and former public service ministry permanent secretary, Margaret Cummings to return to court on January 19, when SOCU detective inspector, Richard Frank will once again take the witness stand. Frank today testified before magistrate Latchman and was cross-examined by prosecutor Teshanna Lake. Frank told the court he contacted ...

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