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Lorry driver jailed for causing the death of 12 Berbicians

A 42 year old man of Black Bush Polder on Thursday was sentenced to  nine years imprisonment altogether, by Justice Brassington Reynolds at the Berbice Assizes. He was found guilty by a mixed jury on a 10-2 majority, after causing the death of twelve persons by dangerous driving on the number nineteen Main Road, East Coast Berbice (ECB), on October ...

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Possible constitutional loophole in misconduct in public office charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Well-known Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran  on Sunday suggested that Guyana’s constitution exempts government ministers and government-appointed board directors from being classified as public officers. Ramkarran’s observation is against the background of misconduct in public office charges against Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. Singh and Brassington were ...

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Nandlall slams DPP for discontinuing PPP’s private criminal charges against govt ministers

Former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall on Monday slammed a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack to discontinue private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and former Minister of Public Health, Dr. George Norton because no complaint was made to the police. “There is absolutely no known legal requirement ...

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BREAKING: DPP discontinues private criminal charges against Ministers Lawrence, Norton

Private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence and former Minister of Public Health, George Norton have been discontinued by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Shalimar Hack. The DPP’s Chambers said the allegations should have been first reported to the Guyana Police Force. “These charges concern a grave issue under the criminal ...

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PPP files criminal charges against Finance, Public Infrastructure, Public Service Minister for D’urban Park project

Three government ministers were Monday charged with misconduct in public office in connection with the alleged use of public funds for the construction of D’urban/Jubilee Park in 2016 without public procurement, based on evidence sworn by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian, Juan Edghill. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan issued summons for Finance Minister, Winston Jordan; Minister of Public Infrastructure, David ...

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DPP now at centre of ‘tit-for-tat’ over criminal charges by govt, opposition

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday dragged the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack to the centre of an apparent tit-for-tat criminal charges against two serving government ministers, one former minister and a former senior government privatisation official. “Whatever actions the DPP takes, the PPP expects it to be fair, even-handed and non-discriminatory,” that party said. Former Attorney ...

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Legal-political showdown: Jagdeo, Harmon say govt, PPP officials to face more criminal charges

Even as the Guyana government slammed the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) filing of private criminal charges of misconduct in public office against two government ministers as an effort to distract the public from its record of corruption, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said more charges would be filed against other ministers. “The charges that were filed today against the current and ...

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PPP files private criminal charges against two govt ministers

Private criminal charges of misconduct in public office were Thursday filed against two government ministers in connection with the rental of a pharmaceutical bond and procurement of more than GYD$600 million in drugs for the Georgetown Public Hospital. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said the charges were filed against former Minister of Public Health, George Norton and current Public Health Minister Volda ...

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Woman who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana-in-food to imprisoned husband charged

A woman, who allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana into the Georgetown Prison to her murder-accused husband, was refused bail. Nichola Clarke, 37, of 57 Joseph Pollydore “D’urban” Street, Lodge was remanded to prison until May 30. Appearing before City Magistrate, Fabayo Azore, the woman plead not guilty to being in possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The particulars ...

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Nandlall asks DPP to scrap charges against Ashni Singh, Winston Brassington

Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack was Tuesday asked to consider discontinue charges of misconduct in public office against former Finance Minister, Ashni Singh and former Head of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington. The request was made by their lawyer, Anil Nandlall who said he would be giving the DPP until weekend to respond before ...

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