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Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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Woman, who stole her employer’s money because salary was insufficient, jailed

A woman was Monday jailed for 36 months after pleading guilty to an embezzlement charge because her salary during the probationary period was insufficient. Twenty-eight year old Ronella Tashanna Junor stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman where the charge of embezzlement was read to her. Junor accepted the charge read to her which stated that between March on and June ...

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Alleged chain snatcher deemed medically unfit for trial

Orseno Benn, an alleged chain snatcher, was Monday deemed medically unfit to stand trial after he was evaluated by psychiatrist Dr. Biro Harry. Dr. Harry, in his testimony, told the court that Benn had been seeking psychiatric evaluation for the past two years and noted that not much improvements were made and as such he suggested that Benn continues to ...

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US revokes visas of two PPP parliamentarians, others

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) late Thursday night said the United States has revoked visitor visas from two of its parliamentarians and several other persons on fraud-related charges. The two PPP legislators -Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall-, according to the PPP recently received letters from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown “informing them that their non-immigrant visas ...

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Taxi driver jailed for cocaine, guns, ammo possession

The man, who was busted with more than 20 pounds of cocaine and illegal guns by police at his Lot 6 J Duncan Street, Campbelville residence, was Tuesday morning jailed for four years and 24 months after pleading guilty to the charges. Trevor Rodrigues, a taxi driver, was charged with having 11.363 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the ...

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Labourer jailed for 25 years for killing businessman

Travis McDougall, a labourer from East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown was Monday sentenced to 25 years in jail for killing businessman, Ashok Raghoo. The sentence was handed down by Justice Navindra Singh after a 12-member mixed jury found him guilty on May 19, 2017. Sentencing was deferred until Monday for a probation report on his behalf. The jury found Mc ...

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Way cleared for extradition request for former GRDB accountant

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), kicking in steps for Canada to extradite him to his homeland to answer fraud charges. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan late Monday issued the arrest warrant for Peter Ramcharran after several fraud charges were read in his absence. He is the latest to have ...

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City Magistrate refuses DPP’s request to commit ‘Grey Boy’ to High Court for Crum-Ewing’s murder

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on Tuesday afternoon instructed Magistrate Judy Latchman to commit former murder accused, Regan ‘Grey Boy’ Rodrigues to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of political activist Courtney Crum Ewing. However, the magistrate refused one day after she had thrown out the case because of insufficient evidence. Special prosecutor ...

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GECOM Chairman’s appointment: Major legal arguments submitted ; next Court date after Granger-Jagdeo meeting

Lawyers for a city businessman seeking an interpretation of the country’s constitution on the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will have to decide on future legal action if the President and the Opposition Leader decide on someone contrary to what the High Court may view as the intended meeting. Businessman, Marcel Gaskin wants the High ...

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