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Canadian charged with attempting to steal raw gold from mining camp

A Canadian man, who allegedly went to a mining and demanded five ounces, 15 pennyweights of raw gold, was Wednesday charged with attempting to steal. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan granted 54-year old Elson Bettencourt GYD$100,000 bail on the condition that he lodges his passport with the Magistrates’ Court Office. He was ordered to return to court on November 8, ...

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2011 prison escapee charged with murder

A 43-year-old prisoner, who was recently recaptured in Suriname after escaping lawful custody in 2011,  was Monday slapped with a murder charge. The accused, Rickford La Fleur, appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Alex Moore to answer to the charge. The court heard that on Sunday May 1st, 2011 at the New Amsterdam Prison, the accused murdered ...

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Former Magistrate held for alleged witness tampering in Marcus Bisram murder accused trial

Well-known Attorney-at-Law, Chandra Sohan was Sunday arrested in connection with alleged witness tampering in the murder charge agains Marcus Bisram and five others,police sources said. He was arrested after police received information that witnesses were told to testify saying that police had coerced them into giving false statements. If charged and convicted, Sohan could face up to life imprisonment. He ...

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Bar Association: It’s back to court if Granger refuses to give reasons for rejecting Jagdeo’s nominees for GECOM Chairmanship ; Justice Patterson’s integrity questioned

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Saturday threatened to take legal action to force President David Granger to disclose reasons for rejecting Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 18 nominees and instead unilaterally appointing Retired Justice James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Bar Association reasoned that the President could only exercise his constitutional right to ...

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Prison Officer charged with assaulting policeman

Thirty-nine year old George Selman,  a Principal Prison Officer II, of Lot 10 Den Amstel West Coast Demerara wad Monday remanded for assaulting a police officer. Selman stood before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and denied the charge that alleged on October 7 at the Camp Street Prison he assaulted a peace officer. The prosecution objected to ...

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Murder accused Marcus Bisram’s extradition from the US imminent

United States citizen, Marcus Bisram could soon be extradited to Guyana, his country of birth, to be arraigned on a charge of murder, even as the High Court here prepares to decide whether that charge should be quashed because a witness has since recanted his testimony. “The evidence before this Court is sufficient to justify the Fugitive’s committal for trial, ...

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Three charged with murder of elderly women

Three men were Wednesday charged with the murder of two elderly longtime friends at their home earlier this month. Twenty-five year old Imran Khan also known as Christopher Khan, 26-year old Steven Andrews and 23-year old Phillip Suffrein all appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan charged with the capital offence of murder. The charge read that between October 2 ...

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Berbice man remanded for drugs in salt bag

, 59, appeared before Magistrate Alex Moore at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court  today charged with the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The court heard that the defendant on Monday 9th October at Highbury village, East Bank Berbice, he had in his possession 6,204 KG of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. Police on Monday acting on information intercepted ...

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