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High Court to review parking meter agreement

The High Court on Thursday paved the way for a judicial review of the parking meter agreement, but if City Hall refuses to challenge the legal action the order will be made absolute. Chief Justice,  Yonette Cummings- Edwards on Thursday granted an order nisi of certiorari quashing a parking meter agreement unless the Mayor and City Council and the Town ...

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West Ruimveldt man gets 3 years for ‘break and enter’

A West Ruimveldt man, Carlos Braithwaite, was today sentenced to three years in prison, by city magistrate Faith McGusty, for breaking and entering. Earlier this year, Braithwaite plead not guilty to the offense that he broke and entered the home of Hemachandra Kissoon on January 16 at Cummings Street, Georgetown and stole a Sharp TV, valued at $69,000, an iron ...

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Grove shop-owner granted bail for $1million robbery

45-year-old Dextroy Cordis was today granted $300,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, when he answered to a charge of robbing Balachandra Hardwar of US$5,000 or GYD$1,043,749, and a number of documents, at Saffon Street, Charlestown, on February 9. Cordis pleaded not guilty to the charge read against him. His lawyer, Adrian Thompson, told the court his client, a father ...

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Fmr. Attorney General takes VAT law restriction on leaving Guyana to High Court

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday challenged the constitutionality of an recent amendment to the tax laws that seeks to prohibit persons who owe Value Added Tax from leaving Guyana until they pay up or make acceptable arrangements to do so. The application will be heard on February 24, 2017. In court papers seen by Demerara ...

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Potaro man remanded for attempted murder

Shawn Fillicene, 43 years, of Ewang, Potaro, was today remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the attempted murder of Manuel DeSantos at Ewang Backdam. The charge against Shawn read that he attempted to murder DeSantos on February 11. DeSantos is believed to have suffered multiple stab wounds to his neck. Police Prosecution objected to bail for the ...

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East Coast man granted bail for illegally using $1.6M in raw gold

26-year-old Gerald Brown was today granted $300,000 bail for fraudulent conversio of some $1.6Million in raw gold. The charge read against Brown is that on February 8, 2017 at Lethem, he fraudulently converted 141 pennyweights of raw gold, valued at $1.6M, which was supposed to be handed over to Roxanne Rambishun. The charge was read by Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan. ...

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Passport forgery charge dismissed against reputed wife of Barry Dataram

City Magistrate Renita Singh, this morning, dismissed a passport forgery charge against Anjanie Boodnarine, the reputed wife of self-confessed and convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram. Magistrate Singh ruled the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence against Boodnarine in the charge of conspiring with one or more persons to forge a Guyana passport Magistrate Singh said she found it strange that ...

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Mayor Chase-Green says paid-parking continues but no vehicle clamping

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green confirmed today with Demerara Waves Online News that vehicles will not be clamped as of today, February 10, 2017, until public consultations are completed on the parking meters project. Chase-Green said consultations with commercial banks will take place on Monday. Today, a number of religious organisations met with the Mayor, where she said packages were offered ...

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Clamping vehicles, fining motorists to be suspended for consultation on parking meters

The clamping of vehicles, and fining of motorists under the parking meter project will be suspended pending post-implementation consultations, according to Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon today. Harmon said City Council, following a meeting between the Georgetown Mayor and Town Clerk, and President Granger, had decided to suspend punitive aspects of the parking meter project. This means a ...

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