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Sophia teen charged with murder of Police Commissioner’s brother

A 15-year-old Sophia youth was Tuesday charged before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the murder of the brother of Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud. As a juvenile offender, the male murder-accused was charged outside the view of the public. He is being held at the Sophia Juvenile Detention Center until his return date on March 15. The youth sobbed copiously as he ...

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Guyanese seamen caught with cocaine, marijuana in Barbados

(BARBADOS TODAY).- Barbados High Court judge Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius has ordered pre-sentencing reports into the lives of two Guyanese men who Monday pleaded guilty to several drug charges. Coco Profitt and Paul Fraser, both Guyanese nationals, admitted to possession, trafficking and importation of 14.5 kilogrammes of cocaine and 2.0 kilogrammes of cannabis. Attorney-at-law Samuel Legay represented the men while Principal Crown Counsel ...

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Cocaine-accused couple jailed, fined $57million for bust at airport VIP lounge

Mahendra Ramsuchit of Berbice, and Guyanese-born Canadian citizen, Robhina Basdeoram were today sentenced to 60 months imprisonment each, and fined a total of $57M for attempting to smuggle some 21 kilo grammes of cocaine in suitcases and laptop bags. The incident occurred at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri on January 30, 2015. Both accused are 31-years-old. Basdeoram is a ...

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Court shuts down request to pause parking meter project

Justice Brassington Reynolds today turned down an application made by attorney Kamal Ramkarran to put the parking meter regime on pause until the judicial review is complete. Reynolds read the decision today after Ramkarran made the application at the last hearing for interim relief from the parking meter project. At that hearing, the Court rejected an application by attorney Roger ...

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Universal Church pastor remanded for causing death by dangerous driving

Well-known TV personality and senior pastor of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Haleno Luiz, was today charged and remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for driving dangerously and causing the death of Maurice Rosanna. Luiz, whose supporters filled the Chief Magistrate’s court, was charged for the incident which occurred on March 3 at the intersection ...

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Annandale man breaks-down after sentenced to prison for illegal gun, ammo

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today handed down a 18 month prison sentence with a $60,000 fine for illegal gun and ammunition possession against an Annandale, East Coast Demerara man. 30-year-old Delson Wayne, a Mason by profession and no stranger to the law, was arrested last October and charged for the illegal gun and ammunition possession. He has been on remand ...

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‘Robbie’ charged for murder of teen outside Rio Night Club

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan today remanded a former police officer for the murder of 19-year-old Ryan Sergeant, known as Harry, who was gunned down outside the Rio Night Club last September. 35-year-old murder accused, Lloyd Roberts known as Robbie, was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on September 26 last year, he murdered 19-year-old Sergeant. Roberts ...

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Court rejects Royston King legal challenge, moves ahead with parking meter case

Justice Brassington Reynolds ruled this afternoon against an application made by Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King disputing the High Court’s power to continue hearing legal challenges against the parking meter regime. The Court can now move ahead with the challenge brought by Mohendra Arjune, who is represented by Attorney Kamal Ramkarran. Additionally, Justice Reynolds heard another request today, which would ...

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Court fines Kwame McCoy $20,000 for assaulting Mark Benschop, other charges dismissed

Former presidential liaison officer and well-known People’s Progressive Party (PPP) activist, Kwame McCoy, was today fined $20,000 or one month imprisonment by city magistrate, Anette Singh, for unlawfully assaulting social and political activist Mark Benschop in 2011 in the height of that year’s election. McCoy had two other charges against him, larceny and damage to property, which were dismissed today, ...

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