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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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Witness testimonies continue in Westford $$$ fraud trial

City magistrate Judy Latchman has instructed former public service minister Jennifer Westford; and former public service ministry permanent secretary, Margaret Cummings to return to court on January 19, when SOCU detective inspector, Richard Frank will once again take the witness stand. Frank today testified before magistrate Latchman and was cross-examined by prosecutor Teshanna Lake. Frank told the court he contacted ...

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Attorney General dismisses PPP’s Nandlall’s concerns about proposed law school

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams on Monday dismissed concerns by his predecessor Anil Nandlall about efforts being made to set up a law school in Guyana, saying that it would be recognised by the Caribbean Council of Legal Education. Williams, in stark contradiction to Nandlall, said Guyana still has permission to establish a local law school ...

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Ruling looms for businessman, accomplice charged in triple murder

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has set January 31 for ruling on murder accused, 72-year-old businessman Ganga Krishna, and his employee 24-year-old Avishkar Kissoon. The men were charged in the November 2014 Robb Street fatal fire which claimed the lives of 15-year-old Theresa Rozario, and her 12-year-old sister Feresa Rozario. Both girls were burnt to death after the early morning fire ...

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Privilege night club manager fined $15,000 for overstaying time

Andre Nicholas Rodgeford, 40, who resides at Tower Suites, Main Street, and manages Privilege Night Club, was today ordered to pay a $15,000 fine by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for overstaying his time. Andre, a Trinidad and Tobago national, plead guilty to the charge that between January 5 and January 9, 2017 he failed to comply with the conditions of ...

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Woman, who received presidential pardon, back in court

Just one year after being pardoned by President David Granger, 26-year-old Tiffany Peters has found herself yet again before the court. Peters, a former cashier attached to the Magistrates Court, today reappeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for stealing money from the court. It is alleged that between January 12, 2012 and august 7, 2012, Peters stoke $1.1million from the ...

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