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Granger “respects” and will consider High Court ruling on GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger will be considering a High Court ruling in determining who should be appointed the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the list of six nominees submitted by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, government said Thursday. “The President respects the ruling of the court in this matter and has no intention of stepping outside of the ...

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“Big Head” charged with the murder of 18 month old niece

A 20-year old man, who allegedly tossed his 18-month old niece out of the window and buried her body in a swampy area of Sophia, Greater Georgetown during an attempt to steal her earrings, was Tuesday charged with murder. Sherwin “Big Head” Roberts,an unemployed of 68 ‘A’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was not required to plea to the indictable charge ...

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Drunken policeman who struck down pedestrian fined

A drunken policeman, who hit down a pedestrian, was Tuesday  fined GYD$7,500 after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. Constable Satrohan Gowkarran’s driver’s licence was also endorsed as a notation that it was the first such offence for which he has been convicted , the Guyana Police Force said. He appeared before Magistrate Roshell Liverpool at ...

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Corentyne mason slapped with murder charge

  A Williamsburg, Corentyne mason added murder to his rap-sheet after he was slapped with the charged today at the Reliance Magistrate Court. Forty four-year-old Ivor Thom of Lot 16A’ Williamsburg was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it read to him by Magistrate Renita Singh. He was not represented by an attorney-at-law. The court heard that ...

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Alleged cell-phone thief charged

City Magistrate Judy Latchman placed an alleged cell-phone thief on GYD$60,000 bail Friday after he denied stealing a Samsung Galaxy worth GYD$95,000 from a phone technician at Merriman’s Mall, Bourda Georgetown on August 21. Dorwin Singh, 25, of North Sophia pleaded not guilty to stealing the mobile device from Gavin Thomas on Monday and will return to court on September ...

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Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues charged with threatening Crum-Ewing’s mother

Conflict allegedly brewed as Regan Rodrigues popularly known as ‘Grey boy’ was spotted in the vicinity of Regent and Wellington Street and in the end he was slapped with a charge of making use of threatening language against the mother of killed political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing. He allegedly threatened the woman on August 12. Rodrigues, 42, of Riverview, Georgetown appeared ...

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Guyanese hotelier/ prospective casino operator, Suriname-headquartered company sue Guyana Chronicle for GYD$4 billion

The Suriname-headquartered Pasha Global Inc. and owner of Sleep-in International Hotel & Casino Inc. have sued the state-owned Guyana Chronicle for a total of GYD$4 billion allegedly libelous articles. In court papers seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Pasha Global and the owner of Sleep-in, Clifton Bacchus, are each asking the High Court to find that they have been libeled and ...

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Former magistrate pleads not guilty to drunken driving

Former Traffic Court Magistrate, Chandra Sohan on Monday pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognisance by Magistrate Renita Singh at the Albion Court. He will go on trial September 15 for trial. Police accused Sohan of driving under the influence of alcohol last Friday night on ...

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Granger assassination plot inquiry: Lawyers differ over Police Commissioner Persaud’s involvement while on leave

Attorney-at-Law for the Guyana Police Force, Ian Chang on Friday said Mr. Seelall Persaud was still constitutionally Police Commissioner although he was on vacation and in keeping with the law, he called the most senior officer of the station at the the time. However, television journalist Travis Chase’s Attorney-at-Law, Selwyn Pieters slammed Persaud for calling Inspector Narine on March 29 ...

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