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Clerk charged with multi-million dollar fraud

Twenty-four year old Naipaul Beharry appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court charged with embezzlement. Beharry stood before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore where the charge read that on may 1, 2015 and July 31 2016 while being a clerk at a firm, he fraudulently embezzled GYD $4.9 million dollars in the name of his employer, Ramgobin Mohanlall. He pleaded not guilty. ...

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More High Court Judges to be appointed; President stresses no political interference in judiciary

President David Granger on Wednesday signaled that more High Court judges are to be soon appointed, following the swearing in of two Justices of Appeal. “I needed some additional information and I sent a request to the Chancellor of the Judiciary (Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards) to provide that additional information,” he said when asked by Demerara Waves Online News what has been ...

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Attorney General was not contemptuous of Court; no need for apology to judge- President Granger

President David Granger said he saw no need to ask Attorney General, Basil Williams to apologise to High Court Judge, Frank Holder because his behaviour in the judge’s court was not contemptuous. “Under the circumstances, I cannot see that there was anything which could have warranted his being cited for contempt of court. As I said, his behaviour was not ...

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Stabroek Market vendor allegedly caught with marijuana during robbery probe

A Stabroek Market vendor was was Tuesday morning arraigned and remanded on a charge of trafficking in narcotics. Travis Alexander of 109 D’Andrade Street,Newtown, Georgetown appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan. The charge against the 26-year old man is that on May 12 at Stabroek Market he had 23 grammes of marijuana for the purpose ...

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Soldier charged with alleged murder of bread vendor

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Private Shaquille Grant appeared in the Sparendaam Magistrates Court before Magistrate Zamillia Ally-Seepaul on a charge of murder. The charge read that on May 5 at ‘C’ Field Sophia he murdered Andre Alexander in the course of the furtherance of a robbery. The 20 year old of 345 Section ‘B’ Turkeyen was not required to plea ...

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Father charged with son’s murder

An East Coast Demerara father was Thursday arraigned before Magistrate Alyesha George in the Sparendaam Magistrates Court this morning om a charge of the murder of his son. Forty year old Omar Khan of Lot 8 Better Hope Railway Line was not required to answer to a charge which alleged that on May 5, 2017 at Better Hope, he murdered Azeem ...

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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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