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Carpenter remanded for marijuana possession

29-year-old Quincy Douglas was today remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for possession of 450g of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that Douglas, a carpenter from West Coast Berbice, was arrested at Beterverwagting on the East Coast of Demerara on February 22. Douglas pleaded not guilty to the charge and was unrepresented by an attorney. His ...

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Kitty man remanded for murder of homeless man near Martini nightclub

29-year-old Shawn Harris of Kitty was today charged and remanded by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the murder of a homeless man a short distance away from the Blue Martini Bar. The homeless man, 42-year-old Sunil Singh, attempted to break up an altercation at the nightclub between the bartender there, Charles Del Valenzuela, and three men who demanded entry to ...

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‘Fine Man’, one other remanded to prison for armed robbery

Two Albouystown men were today charged and remanded to prison by city magistrate Leron Daly for armed robbery. The two men, Mark Prince, known as Fine Man, and Reyan Singh, were accused of trailing their victim on February 17 from a city bank after he withdrew $488,000 at midday, and robbing him. The money was placed in the victim’s shoulder ...

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Updated: Mayor Chase-Green, Royston King likely to face contempt of court proceedings as clamping continues

Efforts have been made by court marshalls to serve Georgetown Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green, and Town Clerk, Royston King, personally with a temporary order to pave the way for the High Court to determine whether a parking meter agreement is illegal. With the booting (clamping) of motor vehicles still continuing despite the High Court’s order nisi, Attorney-at-Law, Kamal Ramkarran said he ...

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Camp Street escapee freed on original charge, gets 12 months for escaping

27-year-old Ruco McIntyre could have returned home after a simple larceny charge was dismissed against him yesterday, but today he was sentenced to an additional 12 months for attempting to escape the Georgetown Prison two Sundays ago. McIntyre, the father of one, told Chief Justice Ann McLennan today that he tried to escape the Camp Street prison because he wanted ...

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Taxi driver remanded for attempted murder, two armed robberies

Kevin France, 29 years, of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, was this morning charged with attempted murder and two counts of robbery under arms before city Magistrate Leron Daly. The court heard that on October 28, 2016, France unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kwasie Joseph at Water Street with intent to commit murder. France, a taxi driver, was named in two armed ...

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Basil Williams, Nandlall differ on legal action against President Granger revoking Red House lease

While Attorney General Basil Williams SC is convinced President David Granger is immune from legal action in revoking the Red House lease, former AG Anil Nandlall contends this should not be, since the President has not been named in the matter. Instead, Nandlall told Demerara Waves Online News, the Attorney General, and the Lands and Surveys Commissioner have been named ...

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March 6 trial set for Omar Sharif, reputed wife for breaching court order

Former permanent secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency, Omar Sharif, and his reputed wife, Savitri Hardio, will go on trial on March 6 for failure to provide Court-requested documents to the police. Both Sharif and Hardio were charged separately late January for refusing to provide named documents to Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James. The documents were requested as part of ...

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