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Barry Dataram gets 3 years imprisonment, $60,000 fine for illegal ammo possession while wife freed

While charges have been dropped against reputed wife of convicted drug dealer Barry Dataram, Anjanie Boodnarine, Dataram will have to pay a $60,000 fine and service a concurrent prison sentence of 3 years. The ruling was handed down today by city magistrate, Judy Latchman. Dataram is already serving a 60 months prison sentence for narcotics possession, for which the fresh ...

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Charges against Omar Sharif halted pending High Court advice

It was a bizarre turn of events today in the Georgetown Magistrate Court as city magistrate Fabayo Azore was stopped from reading charges against former Ministry of the Presidency permanent secretary, Omar Shariff. The entire session lasted less than ten minutes. An agreement of sorts was made between the prosecution and defense regarding an order made by the Chief Justice ...

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Bandits tie guards, break into East Coast Demerara NDC office

Armed bandits early Thursday morning tied up three security guards and broke into an East Coast Demerara Neighbouhood Democratic Council (NDC) office in search of GYD$16 million, but ended up leaving with a few items far less than the value of the money they went for. Police said the security guards reported that the bandits forced their way into the ...

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Pensioner called to make defense for causing death by dangerous driving

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that prima facie case has been established against Andrew Alder, a Guyoil driver charged with causing  the death of Denesh Bissoon by dangerous driving last year. Alder, a pensioner from Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, had pleaded not guilty to the charge previously and was placed on $300,000 bail. Alden was today asked to build his ...

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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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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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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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