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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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Prisoner stabbed at Georgetown Magistrates Court, other prisoners silent

34-year-old Colvin Johnson known as ‘Gun-Butt’ was this morning critically stabbed in the prisoner holding cell of the Georgetown Magistrates Court. Details are sketchy as prisoners in the cell remain silent on what transpired. The prisoner was reportedly stabbed to the side and beaten, suffering a broken nose. Johnson, of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, was charged and put on remand ...

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Former Prisons Director freed of sexual assault charge

Due to insufficient evidence, city magistrate Fabayo A has thrown out the sexual assault charges against former Prisons Director, Welton Trotz. Trotz told Demerara Waves Online after the ruling that he felt vindicated and maintained he is innocent. He said he is not sure what his next move will be but he believes the court was fair to him. The ...

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Kaieteur News ‘grenade attack’ trio to stand trial at High Court, denied bail

Chief Georgetown Magistrate Ann McLennan has ruled prima facie cases have been established against the trio charged in connection with the grenade-throwing incident at Kaieteur News’s Saffon Street office, and the men will stand trial at the High Court. Alfie Garraway, 36, of Lot 71 Norton Street; Janiel Howard, 20, of Lot 322 Section C Turkeyen and Leroy Williams, 25, ...

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Cornelia Ida elderly woman murder, rape case moved to Leonora Court

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan has transferred the murder/rape case of 46-year-old Jaipauk Jitlall of Anna Catherina to the Leonora Magistrates Court for January 10. Jitlall was accused of raping and murdering 80-year-old Cornelia Ida woman, who was believed to be mentally ill. Her body was found in a hammock October last in her zinc-sheet home with multiple stab wounds to ...

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Magistrate Daly recuses self from Carvil Duncan $27M case

City Magistrate Leron Daly has recused herself from presiding over the case of former GPL board director, Carvil Duncan which came before her this morning. Duncan was charged earlier last year with conspiring with another, former GPL deputy CEO Aeshwar Deonarine, to steal $27.7M from the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated. Both Duncan and Deonarine were charged in January 2016 ...

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Fmr. police sergeant to stand High Court trial for alleged murder of common-law wife

A former Guyana Police Force Sergeant, who is accused of the murder of his common-law wife, was Tuesday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore said the prosecution proved that there was sufficient evidence for Colin Bailey to stand trial by a High Court Judge and jury for the alleged murder of  his common-law wife, Surmattie ...

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Appeal Judges hear case against ‘arbitrary’ cross-dressing ruling from 1893 Law

by Derwayne Wills A 2013 ruling by then-Chief Justice Ian Chang that cross-dressing is only a crime once done for an “improper purpose” has left appellants, McEwan and others, seeking confirmation of what constitutes an “improper purpose.” In the Court of Appeal this morning, Chancellor Carl Singh; Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards; and Justice Brassington Reynolds heard arguments from Attorneys Dr ...

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