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High Court clears way for GPSU elections

The High Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) to hold its elections, despite efforts by a group of union members to stop the polls on the grounds that the accounts had not been audited for several years. The Union said the elections would now be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The GPSU ...

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Woman jailed for killing best friend

A young woman was Tuesday handed down an eight-year jail sentence for killing her best friend in 2015. Justice Navindra Singh deducted two years for time already served during her incarceration. In 2015, Lloyda Renita Thomas met her demise after her former best friend Angelique Williams also known as “angie” fatally stabbed her during an argument  over who should sit ...

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Financial consultant charged with three counts of fraud

A 57- year old Financial Consultant was Tuesday morning remanded after three fraud charges were laid against him. Clayton Alleyne of 179 South Bel Air stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that between November 3 2016 and February 8 2017 he obtained from three persons large sums of money in exchange for a ...

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Children allegedly abandoned during cocaine raid

by Garfield Shortt A mother on April 22 allegedly abandoned her children as police raided her house and allegedly found cocaine. Twenty-three year old Delon Bobb-Semple and  his sister 21-year Tomicka Bobb-Semple stood before Magistrate Judy Latchman charged with cocaine trafficking. The charge read that on April 22 at 68 Cross Street , Werk-en-Rust Georgetown they had 117 grams of ...

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Push cart vendor jailed for robbery

by Garfield Shortt A 39-year old push cart vendor was Monday morning jailed for 56 months after pleading guilty to a robbery charge in the courtroom of City Magistrate Judy Latchman. The charge stated that on April 22, 2017 at Avenue of the Republic Georgetown Michael White robbed Taylor Lowenski of one haversack, one IPhone, sunglasses among other items totalling ...

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Acting Brooklyn District Attorney announces new policy for handling cases against non-citizen defendants

Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez  on Monday announced that his Office is implementing a new policy aimed at minimizing collateral immigration consequences of criminal convictions, particularly for misdemeanor and ...

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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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