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Prosecution ‘mistakenly’ throws out attempted murder charge against one of Tower Hotel robbers

Howard Vasconcellos

A charge of attempted murder which was today dropped against 21-year-old Jason Howard was later re-instated after police prosecution mistakenly dropped the wrong charge. Police prosecutor Deniro Jones had told the court earlier this morning the Director of Public Prosecution advised the two attempted murder charges be dropped against Howard, and his companion 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The first attempted murder ...

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Superbet calls for collaboration to go after armed bandits

The Suriname-based Suribet on Wednesday called on Guyanese authorities to craft a better strategy to combat heavily armed criminals, in the wake of two robberies in recent weeks that resulted in a loss of millions of dollars and mental scars to workers. General Manager of Suribet, Ashwien Surjbalsingh told reporters that his business has been robbed twice with AK-47 assault ...

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ExxonMobil briefs govt, opposition on production preparations

ExxonMobil and the Guyana government on Wednesday began high-level consultations with key ministers, opposition parliamentarians and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said Guyanese at all levels including those living in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean would be briefed. “It is important, as Guyanese and particularly as policy makers, that we know what the ...

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Attempted murder charges dropped against Tower Hotel robbery duo, New charges brought

Howard Vasconcellos

Based on advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today dropped murder charges against 21-year-old Jason Howard, and 23-year-old Curtis Vasconcellos. The two were jointly charged in the attempted murder of Tower Hotel security guard, Balmick Persaud in the process of a robbery. Another attempted murder charge was dropped against Howard, who was charged with unlawfully ...

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