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Magistrate Daly recuses self from Carvil Duncan $27M case

City Magistrate Leron Daly has recused herself from presiding over the case of former GPL board director, Carvil Duncan which came before her this morning. Duncan was charged earlier last year with conspiring with another, former GPL deputy CEO Aeshwar Deonarine, to steal $27.7M from the Guyana Power and Light Incorporated. Both Duncan and Deonarine were charged in January 2016 ...

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Fmr. police sergeant to stand High Court trial for alleged murder of common-law wife

A former Guyana Police Force Sergeant, who is accused of the murder of his common-law wife, was Tuesday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore said the prosecution proved that there was sufficient evidence for Colin Bailey to stand trial by a High Court Judge and jury for the alleged murder of  his common-law wife, Surmattie ...

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Appeal Judges hear case against ‘arbitrary’ cross-dressing ruling from 1893 Law

by Derwayne Wills A 2013 ruling by then-Chief Justice Ian Chang that cross-dressing is only a crime once done for an “improper purpose” has left appellants, McEwan and others, seeking confirmation of what constitutes an “improper purpose.” In the Court of Appeal this morning, Chancellor Carl Singh; Chief Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards; and Justice Brassington Reynolds heard arguments from Attorneys Dr ...

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Female suspect in robbery at Rohee’s home remanded

The female suspect who was arrested in connection with the robbery under arms committed at the home of former Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee was charged on Thursday. The incident took place on November 9, 2016. Corlette Parks was charged with two counts of robbery under arms. Parks, 49 years, of 4692 Postal Housing Scheme, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Lambert ...

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High Court ruling paves way for fair promotion of teachers

Chief Justice, Yonette Cummings-Edwards on Thursday ruled that the procedure used by the  Teachers Services Commission to promote teachers was flawed and ought not to have been used, bringing an end to a long-running dispute with the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU). GTU President, Mark Lyte said the way was now clear for teachers who have long expected promotions based on ...

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GRDB boss sent on leave after he’s charged with fraud

The General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Nizam Hassan was Wednesday sent on leave pending the outcome of a fraud charge on which he was arraigned earlier this week, according to well-placed sources. The GRDB’s Board of Directors on Wednesday decided to allow Hassan to first proceed on his entitled one week vacation leave after he which ...

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Former New GMC General Manager, several others charged with fraud

The former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and a number of Directors of a Trinidadian construction company were Monday charged with alleged fraud based on the findings of a forensic audit. Hassan , which is currently the General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, is jointly charged with Ministry of Agriculture Engineer, Hanniel ...

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Corentyne labourer charged with hacking woman to death

The Corentyne man, who almost beheaded a woman and placed the blood-dripping cutlass at a Hindu altar, was Monday remanded to prison a charge of murder. Jainarine “Payo” Balgobin, 39, was not required to plea to the indictable charge when it was read to him by New Amsterdam Magistrate, Alex Moore. Police said the Albion Estate labourer last week Wednesday, ...

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Father charged with stealing GYD$1 million in cash and items

A father of seven is now on remand after appearing before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on two charges of armed robbery. It is alleged that on June 26, 2016 at Georgetown, armed with a gun, Patrick Smith robbed Gunraj Brijlall of cash and items valued over GYD 775,000. The second allegation is on the same date in Georgetown, he robbed Carletta ...

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Trinidadian fraud accused held in Guyana on similar charges

by Abigail Semple A Trinidadian man, who has been allegedly involved in a number of fraud matters in his country, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court Friday on two counts of fraud. The first charge against Anthony Nestor is that between April 1 and April 15, 2016 at Campbellville Georgetown, he incurred a debt of GYD$260, 824 at Brandsville Hotel. ...

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