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Teen remanded for drug trafficking

An 18-year old years old man before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday on a charge of drug trafficking in narcotics. Mark Gravesande of 436 New Parfaite Harmonie pleaded not guilty to having 793 grams of cannabis sativa on May 8, 2017 at Lombard and Hadfield Streets, Georgetown Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted based on the nature, ...

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Barry Dataram’s wife jailed for attempted smuggling of cigarettes into maximum security prison

The reputed wife of convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram, was Wednesday jailed for nine months after she was found guilty of attempting to smuggle prohibited items in the Mazaruni Prison Anjanie Boodnarine, 22, was sentenced at the Bartica Magistrates’ Court which is responsible for that magisterial district. She was arrested in March, 2017 with a quantity of cigarettes that she ...

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Linden woman charged with drug trafficking

Thirty-five year old Marsha Reece stood in the Georgetown magistrates’ court before chief magistrate Ann McLennan where an indictable drug trafficking charge was read to her. The charge alleges that on May 4, 2017  in Linden, she had in her possession 197.6 grammes of cocaine in her possession for the purpose of trafficking. Defense Counsel ,Adrian Thompson,  in a bail ...

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Youths charged with murder of teen at school concert

Two youths were Monday remanded to prison after appearing in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court for the murder of 16-year old Brian Charles Yearwood. Seventeen year old Andy Peters and 21-year old Shannon Cox appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where the charge was read that on April 29, 2017  at Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara they murdered Yearwood. The incident ...

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Justice Holder withdraws from now “politicized” case involving Attorney General’s “disrespectful” conduct

High Court Judge, Franklyn Holder on Monday, citing perceptions of bias, recused himself from a now “politicized” case in which Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has been accused of disrespectful conduct. “I find that it will be prudent, judicious and in the interest of the administration of justice that I recuse myself from the case,” Justice ...

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Judiciary must not bow to political pressure because Attorney General unlikely to apologise to Judge- Nandlall

Former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall Saturday night called on the judiciary not to bow to political pressure by assigning a case to another judge because Attorney General, Basil Williams does not want to apologise to High Court Judge, Franklin Holder. “In short, they now want to choose their own judge to hear their own case. A ...

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British Virgin Islands drug trial: Guyanese $20 spoils prosecution’s show

(BVI NEWS).- The ‘mysterious’ appearance of a Guyanese $20 bill has affected the case prosecutors have been building against Dillon Findlay and Jariel Harrigan, who are on trial in relation to marijuana-related charges. The prosecution had tried to enter an exhibit into evidence, but was denied after the court discovered the Guyanese $20 – which was not accounted for – inside ...

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Chancellor observes AG Williams has not responded to Justice Holder’s letter; next court date fixed

Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards on Thursday noted that Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has not responded to Justice Franklin Holder’s concerns about his conduct in court. “A copy of Justice Holder’s letter was sent to Mr. Williams SC for his information and guidance and any response. To date Mr Williams SC has not ...

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AG Williams gets slew of eminent legal advisors

Attorney General and Minster of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, has been provided with a slew of eminent legal minds to serve as ministerial advisors. The announcement was made by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, during a post Cabinet press briefing today (May 4, 2017) at the Ministry of the Presidency. According to Harmon, “Cabinet has approved the establishment of a ...

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