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Passport forgery charge dismissed against reputed wife of Barry Dataram

City Magistrate Renita Singh, this morning, dismissed a passport forgery charge against Anjanie Boodnarine, the reputed wife of self-confessed and convicted drug lord, Barry Dataram. Magistrate Singh ruled the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence against Boodnarine in the charge of conspiring with one or more persons to forge a Guyana passport Magistrate Singh said she found it strange that ...

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Mayor Chase-Green says paid-parking continues but no vehicle clamping

Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green confirmed today with Demerara Waves Online News that vehicles will not be clamped as of today, February 10, 2017, until public consultations are completed on the parking meters project. Chase-Green said consultations with commercial banks will take place on Monday. Today, a number of religious organisations met with the Mayor, where she said packages were offered ...

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Clamping vehicles, fining motorists to be suspended for consultation on parking meters

The clamping of vehicles, and fining of motorists under the parking meter project will be suspended pending post-implementation consultations, according to Cabinet Secretary and State Minister Joseph Harmon today. Harmon said City Council, following a meeting between the Georgetown Mayor and Town Clerk, and President Granger, had decided to suspend punitive aspects of the parking meter project. This means a ...

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New Building Society challenges parking meter bylaws

The New Building Society (NBS) is challenging the legality of the parking meter bylaws that have been approved by Minister of Communities (Local Government), Ronald Bulkan. NBS’ Chief Executive Officer, Anil Kishun said in an affidavit in support of motion that the parking meters has badly affected his financial institution’s customers and employees. “It has caused us great loss and ...

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Region 9 Executive Officer charged with sexual assault against elected official, granted $200,000 bail

Region 9 Regional Executive Officer, Carl Parker, was today granted $200,000 bail, when he was presented before city magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to a charge of sexual assault against one of the region’s elected representatives. The matter was held out of the view of the public, in keeping with laws which protect the identities of victims of sexual offenses. ...

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Wheelchair-bound man remanded for Durban Street restaurant murder, Magistrate attempted murder

Before city magistrate Judy Latchman this morning, wheelchair-bound murder accused, Shelton George, aged 22, was remanded to prison for murder, and attempted murder in two separate matters. On the first matter, George is accused of murdering restaurant cashier, Debra Blackman, aged 48, of Tucville during a robbery at the Durban Street Chinese restaurant in 2014, where she worked. George today ...

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Transgender woman appears in ‘unisex’ clothing at Court after warned by Magistrate

A transgender woman, Ronnel Trotman known as Petronella, was yesterday granted entry in the courtroom of city magistrate Dylon Bess, when she presented herself in ‘unisex’ clothing as requested by that magistrate who refused to hear her matter late January as she was dressed in female attire. Petronella was physically assaulted by a known acquaintance last year. The matter was reported ...

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Gay rights groups lodge appeal to Chancellor against magistrate denying trans-women in Court

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), and the Guyana Trans United (GTU) this morning wrote to Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh concerning the actions of city magistrate Dylon Bess who, on multiple occasions, has barred transgender women, denying recognition of their gender identity in his court. This complaint was sparked by a refusal of Bess to hear ...

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Essequibo man, reported to US Embassy as terrorist, granted $400,000 bail for ammo possession

A 20-year-old Essequibo man was today placed on $400,000 bail by city magistrate Leron Daly for illegal possession of ammunition. The court heard that Ishan Alli of Riverstown, Essequibo was a victim of rumours spread against his family by a man who once dated his cousin. Alli’s lawyer, Jerome Khan, told the court the cousin’s former lover had made malicious ...

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Armed robbery duo get three and four years, respectively, for $96,000 heist

Two men were handed sentences of three and four years imprisonment, respectively, by city magistrate Dylon Bess for the 2016 armed robbery of Sherlyn Martindale. Greaves received a three year sentence, while Carrington, who was not present in court, was given four years. The two men were last year remanded for robbing Martindale of a quantity of items, including a cellphone, ...

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