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Constitutionality of Pres. Granger’s directive to the Police Service Commission challenged in Court

  The constititionality of President David Granger’s decision to ask the Police Service Commission (PSC) to delay the promotion of officers is being challenged in the High Court. An applicant named Rajendra R. Jaigobin has filed legal proceedings against to declare that i) the Police Service Commission, a Commission established by the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in the ...

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Alleged teen wife killer arraigned

The man, who allegedly knifed his teenage common-law wife to death and fled to neighbouring Surinameay, was Tuesday arraigned for her murder. Thirty-year old Ryan Singh was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Alex Moore at the Sister’s Village Court. He is accused of the murder of 16-year old Parbattie ...

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Prime suspect in Corentyne robbery arrested, taxi driver charged

The prime suspect in a recent armed robbery of a Corentyne family was early Wednesday morning arrested, police said. Commander of the Berbic Division, Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams confirmed said the man was nabbed in the Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice area after police launched an intelligence-led operation and information regarding his location surfaced. He is assisting with investigations. Meanwhile, ...

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President’s revocation of land lease to farmers unconstitutional- High Court

The High Court has ruled that President David Granger’s revocation of State leases aback Number 40 Village, West Coast Berbice was unconstitutional because they amounted to the unconstitutional deprivation of private property and the leases were valid although they were not signed by then President, Donald Ramotar. Chief Justice, Roxane George ruled on Tuesday that the cancellation of the farmers’ lease ...

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Former soldier charged with uncle’s murder

Twenty-six year old Dwayne Tappin was Wednesday morning remanded for the alleged murder of his uncle. The prosecution’s case is that Tappin murdered 51- year old Randolph Seenauth which occurred on Sunday last at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. Tappin who appeared before Magistrate Alisha George in the Sparendaam Magistrate was not required to plea to the indictable charge when ...

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Cevon’s Waste Disposal employee jailed for smuggling ganja into prison

One of three employees of Cevon’s Waste Disposal Service was Friday jailed, one day after he and two other workplace colleagues were arrested for allegedly smuggling marijuana and other prohibited items into the Lusignan Prison. Police said Akeem John of 44 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara accepted all the narcotics and he was sentenced to three years imprisonment. The ...

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Mother of two ,who allegedly killed her children’s father, granted bail

by Antoyne Toney A 21 year old woman, who is a mother of two, was Thursday afternoon granted GYD$250,000 bail on a charge of manslaughter she allegedly committed on her children’s father. Lisa Halley of 55 David Street, Kitty, Georgetown was arraigned before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ court. Police accused Lisa Halley of killing  Dillion Halley ...

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Young burglar promises to change life after jail term

by Antoyne Toney A  young man was Wednesday morning jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to stealing several items from a house in Georgetown. Eighteen-year old Justin Austin of Lodge Housing Scheme was sentenced to prison by Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan after he admitted to stealing the items. They were three televisions, one radio set and one ...

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Teenagers jailed for stealing motorcycle

Two teenagers were  Friday morning jailed for one year each after they pleaded guilty to stealing one motorcycle, when they appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly. The teens who are from Plaisance, East Coast Demerara admitted that between July 24 and 25 at Craig Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, stole one Honda 150 motorcycle valued at GYD$425,000, property of Hanniyah Warde. The ...

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