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High Court blocks GPSU from holding elections until books are audited

The High Court has blocked the current executive of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) from holding elections until they account for monies received and spent by the union for more than 10 years. The interim injunction restrains the respondents or their servants or agents “from holding or attempting to hold an election for office bearers for the Executive Council ...

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Minibus driver jailed for causing death of National Hardware guard

A minibus driver was Friday jailed for 56 months after he was found guilty for causing the death of one of his passengers. Twenty-eight year old Travis Davis of Caesar Street, Agricola, Georgetown was found guilty of causing the death of Lynette Joseph on January 6, 2016 at Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Joseph was a guard at National Hardware ...

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Woman charged with alleged murder of brother

An East Bank Demerara woman was Friday arraigned for the alleged murder of her brother. Twenty-five year old Debbie Hansraj of Covent Garden is accused of the murder of 21 year old Vishal Hansraj. She was not required to plea to the indictable offence that she allegedly committed between April 17 and 18, 2017 at Covent Garden Sea Dam. Chief ...

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Man charged with allegedly burning father to death

The man, who allegedly burnt his father to death, was Wednesday arraigned for the indictable offence. Fifty-two year old Colin Ross of 14 Kildonan Village, Corentyne was charged with the murder of 83-year old Rudolph Ross. Ross’ charred remains were removed from the debris of his house following an early morning fire on April 10, 2017. Colin Ross was not ...

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US-bound caretaker caught with cocaine shortly after being granted US visa

A fifty one year old caretaker of Lodge Housing Scheme was Wednesday  jailed for three years after accepting the fact that she had cocaine in her possession for trafficking. Bernadette Evandey Warren stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court to answer to the charge. CANU said on Sunday, April 16, 2017 CANU ranks at Cheddi Jagan International Airways ...

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Fish exporter acquitted of 50 kilo cocaine trafficking charge

A  fish exporter, who was charged with being in possession of more than 50 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, was Tuesday acquitted after the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond mere suspicion. Mohammed “Panta” Ally, who was on bail, walked out of the Leonora Magistrates’ Court a free man at the end of the trial before ...

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“Grey Boy” remanded to prison for Courtney Crum-Ewing’s murder

Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues was Tuesday remanded to prison until later this month in connection with the alleged murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, two years ago. Rodrigues, who was arrested on Good Friday,  refused to enter the court room and instead remained in the locks up area and behaved in a disorderly manner. The presiding magistrate eventually went downstairs to ...

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Govt, opposition clash over politicisation of state assets recovery

Government and opposition parliamentarians Thursday afternoon clashed over the political independence of the proposed State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) and whether it is aimed at top members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Minister of State, Joseph Harmon assured that the State Assets Recovery Agency Bill, being debated, provides for the Director and Deputy Director to be appointed by the ...

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“Smartt” Guyanese cocaine trafficker arrested in New York with excreted pellets in suitcase; strainer found in hotel bathroom

A Guyanese man was allegedly caught by American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents in a hotel room near the JFK International Airport in New York with several cocaine pellets that he had excreted. The detainee, Jermaine Smartt, has been ordered detained because he may not attend his trial. A preliminary hearing has been set for April 24, 2017. Court documents ...

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