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New York murder accused arrested in Guyana; date fixed for extradition proceedings

Hours after a Guyanese man, wanted for murder in the United States (US) was arrested, he was remanded to prison pending the start of extradition proceedings. Fugitive Troy Anthony Thomas of 32nd Street, South Ozone Park, Queens, New York,appeared before Magistrate Shernell Issacs for the commencement of a extradition process. Thomas was arrested at a location in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara ...

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CCJ dismisses land acquisition appeal but upholds GY$30 million award

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday dismissed an appeal in a matter brought by Mrs. Deorani Singh, who claimed that the Attorney General of Guyana and the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited owed her compensation for a commercial property that had been owned by her husband, Mr. Mohan Singh. The dispute arose after the Government had compulsorily ...

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Guyana’s presidential term limits appeal hearings begin at CCJ

Lawyers representing the Guyana government in a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) appeal case on presidential term limits on Monday sought to convince judges that they should overturn rulings by Guyanese courts that that amendment in 2001 could not have been done by Parliament but by a referendum. Attorney General, Basil Williams was asked by CCJ President, Justice Denis Byron ...

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Third man charged with stealing ducks, sheep from Berbice ranch

A third man was Thursday charged in connection with the alleged stealing of several sheep and ducks from a ranch at the Canje River. Twenty-one year old Rhondell Crawford of Betsy Ground Village, East Canje, Berbice, was arrested by police in Berbice. Police alleged that he, along with other men, allegedly stole the animals at Potocco Canje River. The charg,  which ...

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Man charged with wounding mother

A 21-year old man, who allegedly chopped his mother, was Thursday arraigned on a charge of unlawful wounding. of Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice, appeared before Senior Magistrate, Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court. The Court heard that on Tuesday March 6, 2018, at Sister Village, East Bank, Berbice, Sookram maliciously wounded his 54-year old mother Rajmattie Sookram. ...

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Former Bishops High School teacher charged with sex-offence and sent to prison until mid-March

Former Bishops High School teacher, Coen Jackson was Thursday remanded to prison until later this month after an indictable sexual offence charge was read to him in-camera. Senior Magistrate, Leron Daly remanded the accused to prison until March 15, 2018 when he is expected to make another court appearance. The former Business teacher was charged with engaging in sexual activity ...

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US returns murder suspect to Guyana

NEW YORK – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Guyanese national March 1, who was wanted for murder in his home country. Anthony Bhupdeo was returned to Guyana after a Guyanese court issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with the alleged murder of Deokumar Basdeo on January 1, 2016. Basdeo, of  ...

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Guyana Stores Limited loses tax case to GRA at Caribbean Court of Justice

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Monday won an appeal before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) against Guyana Stores Limited (GSL) on whether a two percent minimum corporation tax was unconstitutional and amounted to the taking away of private property. “This decision is a victory for the Revenue Authority as many taxpayers attempt to avoid the specialized procedure under ...

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Welders charged in connection with vehicles seized at Kuru Kururu

Two welders were Monday arraigned for the alleged illegal use of chassis numbers on two vehicles that were suspected to have been stolen and found at Kuru Kururu earlier this month as part of a Guyana Police Force operation to smash a carjacking ring. Charged with fraudulent imitation of identification mark in violation of the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act ...

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