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AG Williams denies making death threats …to sue K/News, Guyana Times over libelous reports

  by Gary Eleazar Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has denied ever threatening to kill a sitting Judge—Justice Franklin Holder—and has threatened to sue daily newspapers Guyana Times and Kaieteur News for ‘grievous libel,’ over the reports. Williams made the charges today (March 24, 2017) when he appeared for an impromptu press conference billed as urgent, ...

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High Court rules it can hear Red House lease revocation case

The High Court on Friday ruled against Attorney General, Basil Williams and said it has jurisdiction to hear a constitutional case about the revocation of a lease of Red House by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre Inc. The decision was made in chambers by acting Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards against Williams and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission. “The court ...

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Rupununi men remanded for big marijuana bust after shallow grave discovery

When Police in Guyana’s Rupununi region stumbled upon a shallow grave in the Rupununi region, they also uncovered a one acre-sized field of cannabis planted in the Moco-Moco village of that very region. Two men, Gregory Gregorius and Amos Hendricks, of Central Rupununi were today, March 22,  slapped with two charges, cultivating a prohibited plant and possession of 2 kilogrammes 230 ...

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Police prosecutor accused of ‘perverting trial’ for woman pardoned by President Granger

Attorney-at-Law Latchmie Rahamat today, March 22, raised an allegation of attempting to pervert the course of justice against police prosecutor Corporal Deniro Jones in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. Latchmie represents Tiffany Peters, a 24-year-old former Magistrate’s Court clerk who was sentenced for stealing $3.2Million from the court in 2012. Only last year Peters was pardoned by President ...

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Police, Prisoners caught in raucous at Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates Court this morning, March 21, struggled to keep three raucous inmates under control, as they refused to be placed in the holding cells at the police outpost. Murder accused Orin Arthur, Yuri Vaswyck, and Steven Prescott were uncontrollable, as one of the men, Arthur, made clear his demands that he wants to see his ...

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Businessman charged, gets $1.5mil bail for attempt to hire ‘hitman’

Businessman Ganesh Rajkumar 65-year-old Ganesh Rajkumar of Durban and Henry Streets was today, March 20, charged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan with soliciting the services of a hitman to murder one Roger Conners. The virtual complainant in the matter is the would-be hitman, Mark Sandy. Rajkumar was not required to plea to the charge, which alleged that the offense occurred ...

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‘Facebook-famous’ police charged for verbally assaulting junior rank, threatening complainant

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Frank Thompson, was today, March 20, slapped with two charges, verbal assault and using threatening language, when he appeared before city magistrate Judy Latchman. A video recently went viral on social media where the senior rank was seen engaging in less than professional behaviour. The court heard today that 29-year-old ASP Thompson was in Broad ...

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DPP reopens political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder case

Six months after a man accused of the shooting death of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack on Friday announced that she has ordered that the file be re-opened. The murder charge against Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was on September 14, 2016 discharged by City Magistrate Judy Latchman because there was insufficient evidence for him ...

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