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Protesters come out in support of Gov’t reclaiming streets from parking meters

Although government previously maintained that Cabinet had reviewed and approved of the Georgetown bylaws for the parking meter regime, a new position has been made that a number of streets, where parking meters were placed, were actually controlled by central government and not city hall. In support of the statement of Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, said a number of ...

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Ex-soldier charged with alleged rape of teen girl at military base, gets $600,000 bail

A recently-fired officer of the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), Winston Haynes, also known as ‘Carlos,’ was today, March 17, charged by city magistrate Judy Latchman with the alleged rape of a teen girl late January. Media reports suggest the matter occurred at GDF’s Camp Stephenson. Haynes, represented Friday by attorney-at-law Dexter Todd, was granted 600,000 bail. Media reports state the ...

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‘Scrap the contract’- WPA exec member tells Gov’t

Social and political activist, and executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Dr David Hinds, is recommending government scrap the parking meter contract. Hinds’s recommendation on the protest line against the parking meter regime organised by the Movement Against Parking Meters comes after a recent recommendation of the administration for City Council to review or have the contract quashed ...

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Charlestown youth sentenced to prison for marijuana possession

Charlestown youth, Tiffany Sultan, was today, March 15, sentenced to two years and 11 months in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, after she was charged some time ago with illegal possession of 106 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The court found 23-year-old Sultan guilty, and sentenced her to prison along with $159,000 fine, owing to the ...

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Court denies second bail request for ‘Brazilian church’ pastor

Yet another bail attempt for senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today, March 15, denied when he appeared again before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for causing the death of Maurice Moseley by dangerous driving. Police prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to the second bail application, despite the first bail application being ...

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Four Kitty men charged, remanded for armed robbery

Four men were today, March 14, charged jointly with armed robbery by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the March 4 robbery of Aaron Akbar, and Esau Akbar at Diamond, East Bank Demerara. 31-year-old Junior Stewart of Thomas Street, Kitty; 24-year-old Kacey Helliger of Shell Road, Kitty; 31-year-old Dellon Morgan of Dowding Street, Kitty; and 29-year-old Richard Sewnarine of Duncan Street, ...

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Lawyer accuses police of brutally beating client charged with robbery outside Finance Ministry

Attorney-at-Law Dexter Todd has raised allegations against ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), whom he said dealt a savage beating on one of his clients when they arrested him, causing them to spit blood. The man, Samuel Adams, came before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today, March 14,  charged with four offenses. The first is that on February 3, 2017, ...

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Police Corporal remanded to prison for illegal possession of AK-47 rifle, matching ammo

Shevon Marks, the police corporal named in an attempt to smuggle an AK-47 assault rifle out of the Tactical Services Unit compound, was charged today, March 14, by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for illegal possession of the high-powered rifle, with matching ammunition. 36-year-old Marks, represented by senior counsel Bernard De Santos, was implicated in what was believed to be a ...

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#LifeInLeggings: A growing movement for women’s rights in a ‘patriarchal’ Guyana

The Square of the Revolution yesterday, March 11, facilitated a different kind of resistance as women- cisgender and transgender- along with male supporters gathered in solidarity with the regional #LifeInLeggings movement, challenging the normalisation of violence against women and girls. The march participants traversed the Brickdam Road route from Stabroek Market Square to the Square of the Revolution, holding up ...

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Four charged separately for gun, ammo, marijuana possession

Four men were on March 9 charged before city magistrate Fabayo Azore for illegal possession. Although the matters are seemingly not connected, all four men were arrested on March 7 at Omai Landing, Essequibo. Mark Sampson, 20 years, of Linden was charged before city magistrate Fabian Azore with illegal possession of 450 grammes of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. ...

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