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Father of two fined, jailed for ganja possession

A 25-year old man, who is the father of two, was Wednesday morning sentenced to three years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a drug possession charge. Carlsdale Aaron of 180 Norton Street, Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court where the charge stated that on June 26, 2017 in Georgetown, he had ...

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Ansa McAl salesman on GYD$22 million fraud charge

An Ansa McAl salesman was Monday arraigned on four charges of embezzling a total of GYD$22 million. Thirty-two year old Apollos Manoharlall of 299 Fourth Street Alexander pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to him by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. He was a salesman in the construction department of Ansa Mc Al. Manoharlall was granted GYD$400,000 bail ...

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Wanted former Rice Board accountant arrested in Canada

Former accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Peter Ramcharran was Tuesday morning nabbed in Canada less than one month after a Guyana court issued an arrest warrant for him. Well-placed sources said the Toronto Fugitive Squad of the Canadian Border Services Agency arrested Ramcharran. He remained in custody and would be granted an immigration hearing. Earlier this month, ...

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Woman, who stole her employer’s money because salary was insufficient, jailed

A woman was Monday jailed for 36 months after pleading guilty to an embezzlement charge because her salary during the probationary period was insufficient. Twenty-eight year old Ronella Tashanna Junor stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman where the charge of embezzlement was read to her. Junor accepted the charge read to her which stated that between March on and June ...

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Alleged chain snatcher deemed medically unfit for trial

Orseno Benn, an alleged chain snatcher, was Monday deemed medically unfit to stand trial after he was evaluated by psychiatrist Dr. Biro Harry. Dr. Harry, in his testimony, told the court that Benn had been seeking psychiatric evaluation for the past two years and noted that not much improvements were made and as such he suggested that Benn continues to ...

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US revokes visas of two PPP parliamentarians, others

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) late Thursday night said the United States has revoked visitor visas from two of its parliamentarians and several other persons on fraud-related charges. The two PPP legislators -Dharamkumar Seeraj and Nigel Dharamlall-, according to the PPP recently received letters from the Consular Section of the US embassy in Georgetown “informing them that their non-immigrant visas ...

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Taxi driver jailed for cocaine, guns, ammo possession

The man, who was busted with more than 20 pounds of cocaine and illegal guns by police at his Lot 6 J Duncan Street, Campbelville residence, was Tuesday morning jailed for four years and 24 months after pleading guilty to the charges. Trevor Rodrigues, a taxi driver, was charged with having 11.363 kilogrammes of cocaine in his possession for the ...

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Labourer jailed for 25 years for killing businessman

Travis McDougall, a labourer from East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown was Monday sentenced to 25 years in jail for killing businessman, Ashok Raghoo. The sentence was handed down by Justice Navindra Singh after a 12-member mixed jury found him guilty on May 19, 2017. Sentencing was deferred until Monday for a probation report on his behalf. The jury found Mc ...

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Way cleared for extradition request for former GRDB accountant

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Accountant at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), kicking in steps for Canada to extradite him to his homeland to answer fraud charges. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan late Monday issued the arrest warrant for Peter Ramcharran after several fraud charges were read in his absence. He is the latest to have ...

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